Annual reports are documents published by public companies discussing their products and financial position for the previous year. Annual reports typically include the following:
For private companies that are subsidiaries of public companies, annual reports are often the only way to locate information about their operations. One of the easier ways to locate a particular company's annual report is to go to Google and type (using quotations) "Name of company" and "annual report". The following resources index the full text of annual reports:
Search by Company Name for the most recent annual report.
Public Register Online
Free annual report web site providing online access to a directory of over 4,500 annual reports and 10-K filings. Additional companies are added daily.