Baker Library Corporate Reports Holdings
Corporate reports include annual reports to shareholders, 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 20-Fs, 6Ks, proxy statements, and prospectuses. Baker Library has one of the largest collections of corporate reports in the world.
Corporate Reports Overview
The term "corporate reports" typically refers to financial reports created to comply with a country's financial authority regulations. In the U.S., the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulates the nation's securities markets to ensure that investors have adequate information on which to base their investment decisions. Public companies of certain asset size listed in the United States (including foreign firms) are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically.
In these reports companies will often describe the industry or industries where they feel they compete as well as specific characteristics of exactly how they feel they fit within a certain type of business.
Start your research here:
- Thomson ONE
Best for corporate reports and SEC filings. Find reports for a company by clicking on Filings or search by clicking on Screening & Analysis then on Filings.
- LexisNexis Academic
Useful for locating corporate reports. Choose Companies then click on SEC Filings.
- ProQuest Historical Annual Reports
Annual reports for about 800 companies dating from 1844 to the present.
- Detailed Chart of Baker Library Corporate Reports
Use when report is not in Thomson or LexisNexis.
- Historic Corporate Reports
For reports as early as 1820.
- Annual Reports at Academic Business Libraries
A searchable list of annual reports holdings held by 12 leading academic business libraries, including Harvard Business School.
Still can't find it?
- Baker Library Company Research Guide
Contains useful resources for locating company information.
- Company Web sites often have a section called "company information," "investor relations," or "financial information." Also try a site search on "annual report."
- Order the document from the SEC (scroll down to "How to Access or Request Records Not Accessible via SEC Website), or a commercial fulfillment service such as CCH SEC Research Services or Thomson Reuters On Demand.
For information on types of corporate reports and reporting requirements:
- SEC's Guide to Corporate Filings (United States)