Answered By: Robert Sebek
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2015     Views: 9

Is the company public or private? Only public companies provide financial information, like annual reports or 10-K reports.

To find out if the company is public, use Hoover’s Company Reports from Lexis Nexis.

There are a few places to look for 10-K reports.

  • The company’s website (usually hidden under "Investor Relations")
  • Mergent Online – under the Annual Reports tab
  • LexisNexis Academic, select Business then SEC filings, from 1997 to present - one of the pull-down options under "Select Source" is the 10-K.
  • Perhaps the easiest to find and the hardest to read are the ones directly from the SEC within their Edgar files.
  • Need older reports? There is a collection of 10-K Reports in the Microforms collection on first floor.

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