Annual Reports and Statements

What is an Annual Report?
If you own shares in a public company then once a year you should receive a copy of that company's annual report. An annual report is simply that - it is a report from the directors of the company as to the performance of the company over the previous twelve-month period.

It contains a lot of information regarding the company's operation, its products, its goals and its future planning, as well as financial results of the past year. Most annual reports are produced with reader friendly presentation and contain product information, photographs, charts, financial data and a letter from the CEO on the previous year's developments and results.

Annual Reports Must be Well Produced
The annual report is generally a well set out and designed document, consisting of up to 100 pages printed in glossy paper with beautiful photography, charts, and diagrams, all intended to impress the shareholder in the company that they have invested.

Some of the technical data included in the report is too technical for ...

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