Monday, July 18, 2016

Company Research: Corporate Filings

From Kresge Library Services
Financial Reports and Disclosure Documents
To obtain a better understanding of a business entity's current condition, examine the actual legal documents and financial statements filed with government agencies or regulatory organizations
Note: Consult international company registers for U.S. private company information
In the U.S. private companies do not have to disclose any information about their operations. However, the game changes when they are operating abroad. Some countries' legal framework might require them to be more revealing.

Every country and securities exchange has different company financial disclosure requirements. To locate filings and documents:
Determine a company's country headquarters or the exchange where it trades stock
Consult a country's business entity registration office, its securities regulatory commission and local stock exchange

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