Where can I find annual reports of companies?

You can often find a company’s annual reports on the company’s own website. Annual reports can generally be found in the area of the company’s website that contains information for investors.

What is an EDGAR filing?

EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Where can I find SEC reports?

Yes, SEC filings are public information and can be retrieved for free via the EDGAR system online.

What is a 10-K annual report?

A 10-K is a comprehensive report filed annually by public companies about their financial performance. Information in the 10-K includes corporate history, financial statements, earnings per share, and any other relevant data. The 10-K is a useful tool for investors to make important decisions about their investments.

What are examples of financial statements?

Below are the four types of financial statements and how you can use them to build and grow your business.

  • Statement of Cash Flows. A cash flow statement is one of the most important planning tools you have available.
  • Income Statement.
  • Balance Sheet.
  • Statement of Changes in Equity.

Is EDGAR Online Free?

Access to EDGAR’s public database is free—allowing you to research, for example, a public company’s financial information and operations by reviewing the filings the company makes with the SEC.

Who reports to SEC?

The SEC filing is a financial statement or other formal document submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Public companies, certain insiders, and broker-dealers are required to make regular SEC filings.

Is Edgar Online Free?

How to access financial reports in the EDGAR database?

IBM’s identifier is 0000051143 and annual reports are denoted by 10-K, so you’d send a request to the following URL: https://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?action=getcompany&CIK=0000051143&type=10-K&dateb=20150101&count=10&owner=exclude As shown, the URL’s query string consists of name=value pairs separated by the & symbol.

How to limit the number of Edgar reports?

You can limit the number of reports provided by EDGAR by setting the URL’s count parameter equal to the desired number. For example, you can access the ten annual reports ( 10-K) of eBay ( 0001065088) preceding 2016 ( 20160101) by sending a request to the following URL:

What do Edgar search results show on Form 8-K?

EDGAR search results for reports on Form 8-K show the item numbers included in each report. Corporate insiders —officers, directors, and holders of more than 10 percent of a class of the company’s registered equity securities—must regularly disclose holdings and transactions in all equity securities of that company.

Where can I find the SEC annual report?

Some companies may submit their annual reports electronically in the SEC’s EDGAR database. You can learn how to use EDGAR to find annual and other reports filed by companies. If you know that a company has filed its annual report with the SEC, you can enter “ARS” in the type of form box in EDGAR.