Where can I get a company's prospectus and/or financial statements?

By Investopedia Staff AAA
A:

These types of company documents have become increasingly accessible with the advent of the Internet. Most companies have a corporate website with a section entitled "Investor Relations", which should have a wide range of company documentation, including quarterly and annual reports.

In the United States, all companies filing with the SEC must supply their documentation to a service known as EDGAR, or the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System. The EDGAR website allows you to get all the filings of a company, including its prospectus and annual reports, which include financial statements.

Canada has a similar website known as SEDAR, or System for Electronic Documentation Analysis and Retrieval, which provides company filings on the web. Like EDGAR, the SEDAR website provides easy access to public company documentation.



RELATED FAQS

  1. Does gross profit account for sales returns?

    Discover how accountants record the return of a saleable item and how that might impact the gross profit for a firm, either ...
  2. What are the differences between amortization and impairment?

    Learn the differences between amortization and impairment as they relate to intangible assets held on a company's balance ...
  3. Is the Dow Jones a public company?

    Find out how the Dow Jones Industrial Average tracks the health of the U.S. economy. This fluctuating number indicates the ...
  4. What are the income statement presentation formats and what industries use them?

    Learn about two styles of income statements: the single-step method and multi-step method. Determine which types of businesses ...
RELATED TERMS
  1. Deferred Tax Asset

    A deferred tax asset is an asset on a company's balance sheet ...
  2. Strategic Management

    The management of an organization’s resources in order to achieve ...
  3. Performance Management

    The management of employees, departments, and organizations to ...
  4. Working Capital

    This ratio indicates whether a company has enough short term ...
  5. BHD (Berhad)

    The suffix Bhd. is an abbreviation of a Malay word "berhad," ...
  6. AG (Aktiengesellschaft)

    AG is an abbreviation of Aktiengesellschaft, which is a German ...
comments powered by Disqus
Related Articles
  1. How You Depend On Qualcomm Every Day
    Stock Analysis

    How You Depend On Qualcomm Every Day

  2. What Bill Gross, Steve Jobs and Steve ...
    Investing News

    What Bill Gross, Steve Jobs and Steve ...

  3. JPMorgan Chase: Too Big (And Profitable) ...
    Stock Analysis

    JPMorgan Chase: Too Big (And Profitable) ...

  4. Two Lessons from Last Week’s Sell-Off
    Investing News

    Two Lessons from Last Week’s Sell-Off

  5. Your Investments Should Be Bigger Than ...
    Investing Basics

    Your Investments Should Be Bigger Than ...

Trading Center