What is a 10 – K filing?

 

The 10 – K report is the most comprehensive financial statement released by a company. 10 – K reports can be 100’s of pages long containing the Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement along with additional commentary and discussion not typically found on the quarterly, 10 – Q report.

Companies are required to file a 10 – K financial report every year with the SEC (Securities Exchange Commission).

 

10 – K reports (along with all the other company’s filings) can be found on the SEC’s website by searching by the company’s name or ticker symbol here.

 

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10-K’s typically include much more in depth information than what is found on other reports.

 

 

10-K usually include financial data, graphics and commentary from management.

An example of Intel’s 2011 10 – K filing is here (note: file is fairly large – 108 pages in total)

 

Before investing in any individual company’s stock, it is imperative that you sit down and read through the company’s most recent reports. Many times important information is buried within these filings.

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