Reviewed By Eric Estevez Updated Dec 23, Publicly traded companies who have make money on bonuses shares listed on stock exchanges are required to file regular financial statements and disclosures with regulators, such as the securities and exchange commission SEC in the United States.
Thanks to the Internet, finding financial reports is easier and quicker than ever.
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Nowadays, nearly every reputable company has an easy to follow investor relations section on its website that is a wealth of information including an archive of its annual reports, often going back several years. DIS is an excellent example of a business that uses its website to get information out to its shareholdersanalysts, and prospective investors.
It is very easy to find a publicly available financial statements link to its investor relations section.
As compared to the more extensive Financial Statement and Notes Data Setswhich provide the numeric and narrative disclosures from all financial statements and their notes, the Financial Statement Data Sets are more compact.
The best part about these online investor relations sections is their extra nuggets of hard-to-find information. For example, most companies will use these spaces to offer detailed info on past acquisitions and stock splits not always available publicly available financial statements other financial portals.
If you want to dig deeper and go beyond the slick marketing version of the annual report found on corporate websites, you'll have to search through required filings made to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
All publicly-traded companies in the U. These filings include the annual report known as the Kquarterly report Qand a myriad of other forms containing all types of financial data.
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April 11th, This section deals with sources for financial information for a company as well as a few sources that can be used to compare and benchmark companies to their industry. Also, databases and sources for investment information can be helpful because they often contain financial information presented in a concise form. Financial information can be found on the company's web page in Investor Relations where Securities and Exchange Commission SEC and other company reports are often kept. If you need to look for historical financial information on a public company keep in mind that the SEC did not start requiring companies to submit their filings electronically until though there are some from
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