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I’d like to learn how to read an annual report. Where do I start?

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.

Selected Bookmarks: Getting Started in Financial Information.
Daniel Moreau Toronto, Ont: John Wiley & Sons, 2000 Keys to Reading an Annual Report.
George Thomas Friedlob and Ralph E. Welton
2nd ed. Hauppauge, New York: Barron's, 1995 10 Minute Guide to Annual Reports & Prospectuses.
Eric Gelb New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996