SEC Form 10

Definition of 'SEC Form 10'


A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), also known as the General Form for Registration of Securities. It is used to register a variety of securities for trading on U.S. exchanges. Information on SEC Form 10 includes the type and amount of security being issued, the financial information of the issuer, and any potential conflicts of interest that may exist. In addition to using this form for standard registration of securities, it can be used for accelerated and small business filings.

Investopedia explains 'SEC Form 10'


SEC Form 10 is one of the most basic sources of information about a publicly traded security. Everyone from private investors to Wall Street analysts use a company's SEC Form 10 to gather the information needed to make investment decisions. The company's financial statements are of particular interest, especially for companies who have not previously issued other securities. Additionally, SEC Form 10 contains management's perspective on potential risks and opportunities facing their company.

Related Forms: SEC Form 10-12B, 10-12B/A, 10-12G, 10-12G/A


Filed Under: , ,

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Leased Bank Guarantee

    A bank guarantee that is leased to a third party for a specific fee. The issuing bank will conduct due diligence on the creditworthiness of the customer looking to secure a bank guarantee, then lease a guarantee to that customer for a set amount of money and over a set period of time, typically less than two years.
  2. Degree Of Financial Leverage - DFL

    A ratio that measures the sensitivity of a company’s earnings per share (EPS) to fluctuations in its operating income, as a result of changes in its capital structure. Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) measures the percentage change in EPS for a unit change in earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT).
  3. Jeff Bezos

    Self-made billionaire Jeff Bezos is famous for founding online retail giant Amazon.com.
  4. Re-fracking

    Re-fracking is the practice of returning to older wells that had been fracked in the recent past to capitalize on newer, more effective extraction technology. Re-fracking can be effective on especially tight oil deposits – where the shale products low yields – to extend their productivity.
  5. TIMP (acronym)

    'TIMP' is an acronym that stands for 'Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico and Philippines.' Similar to BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), the acronym was coined by and investor/economist to group fast-growing emerging market economies in similar states of economic development.
  6. Pension Risk Transfer

    When a defined benefit pension provider offloads some or all of the plan’s risk – e.g.: retirement payment liabilities to former employee beneficiaries. The plan sponsor can do this by offering vested plan participants a lump-sum payment to voluntarily leave the plan, or by negotiating with an insurance company to take on the responsibility for paying benefits.
Trading Center