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Corporate Reports

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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.

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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.

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