Our Recommended Broker

Get $50 in free trades.
Questrade Democratic Pricing - 1 cent per share, $4.95 min / $9.95 max FAQs
Learning Topics
Contact Us
FAQ Archive

Annual Reports

An annual report is a formal statement of results which must be issued by a company to its shareholders according to securities regulations. It is a basic source of information on what a company does, how it has performed in the past year and how it expects to perform in the future. Annual reports can yield important information for investors if you know what to look for. The following resources provide information on locating and interpreting annual reports.


Getting Started in Financial Information.

Author:Daniel Moreau
Published information:Toronto, Ont: John Wiley & Sons, 2000
Resource Centre call number:ISBN 0471324299

Keys to Reading an Annual Report.

Author:George Thomas Friedlob and Ralph E. Welton
Published information:2nd ed. Hauppauge, New York: Barron's, 1995
Resource Centre call number:ISBN 0812092406

10 Minute Guide to Annual Reports & Prospectuses.

Author:Eric Gelb
Published information:New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996
Resource Centre call number:ISBN 0028611160

Understanding Corporate Annual Reports: A practice set for financial accounting.

Author:William R. Pasewark
Published information:Irwin Publishing, 1995
Resource Centre call number:ISBN 0256190755