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BA 495: Corporate Strategy

Company Information

Company profiles provide succinct overviews of a company-- including company history, key facts,  top executives, major products and services, competitors, and locations/subsidiaries. 

Annual Reports

"Publicly traded companies that meet certain criteria are required to file financial reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

One of those reports is the 10-K, a document filed annually that  is sometimes referred to as a company's annual report. 

Because the 10-K includes a tremendous amount of detail and legal jargon, most companies also produce a more reader-friendly annual report that typically contains product information, photographs, charts,  a letter from the CEO, and other company and financial data." Source: IRIN

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Annual Report Service (WSJ)  Free service for investors seeking stock research & financial information."

Public Register's Annual Report Service (PRARS)   Order reports from participating public companies. Reports delivered free of charge within 24 hours.

The sources above provide free annual reports; registration may be required.

SEC Filings

A 10-K, which is a report filed by publically owned companies with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), provides information such as company history, organizational structure, executive compensationequitysubsidiaries, and audited financial statements.

Following are resources that'll take you to 10-K's.

Other Databases/Resources to Consider