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Company History, Rankings, Market Share, SWOT, Competitors, etc.
Company websites can provide a wealth of information, particularly for public companies. Look for press releases, investor information, and financials, including presentations and events and filings such as SEC filings, annual reports, or corporate social responsibility or "community" reports.
NOTE: Use information from the company carefully and watch for bias or an overly-optimistic interpretation of factual data.
All public companies are required to produce an annual report (10-K), along with other reports, for the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). The reports are made public to help current and potential investors better understand a company's financial health.
NOTE: Private companies usually do not produce annual reports for the public.
On Corporate Sites - Look for the "Investor Relations" or "About Us" link on a company's website. Examples:
NOTE: Beware many companies also use their annual reports as a marketing tool. The narrative can be more public relations than analysis.
On Corporate Sites - Look for the "Investor Relations" or "About Us" link on a company's website.