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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
Audited document required by the SEC and sent to a public company's or mutual fund's shareholders at the end of each fiscal year, reporting the financial results for the year (including the balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement and description of company operations) and commenting on the outlook for the future. The term sometimes refers to the glossy, colorful brochure and sometimes to Form 10-K, which is sent along with the brochure and contains more detailed financial information. All 10-Ks for public companies and mutual funds incorporated in the U.S. are available on the SEC's website for free. also called annual report.
A report filed annually by public companies with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forms 10-K typically lack the glossy photos and design of annual reports sent to shareholders, but they are rich in information for investors and can be obtained from any public company simply by asking, or from the EDGAR database on the Internet. In general, the 10-K presents a more detailed and unvarnished picture of the company''s operations and situation than is found in its regular annual report.
A report required by the SEC from exchange-listed companies that provides for annual disclosure of certain financial information.