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An annual report is a document that the SEC requires all publicly-traded companies to provide to shareholders each fiscal year. The annual report contains a balance sheet, income statements, and a detailed description of the company's business operations. The annual report also contains projections for the company's future performance. A company must make its annual report available to interested parties. Very often an annual report is a very colorful, glossy brochure, but an annual report also refers to the required form 10-K. Form 10-K contains more detailed financial information than most annual reports. The form 10-K portion of a publicly-traded company's annual report is available for free on the SEC's website. A company's annual report is often used to help make decisions about whether or not to invest in a company.



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