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Last Updated: Feb 06, 2023     Views: 12487

If your company is publicly traded*, it must publish a yearly 10-K report and quarterly 8-K reports with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).


A 10-K is an annual report required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that gives a comprehensive summary of a public company’s performance, an overview of the company’s business and financial condition, and includes audited financial statements.

* Note: You will only find a 10-K report for a public company. The federal securities laws require public companies to disclose financial information on an ongoing basis to the SEC. The first legislation was enacted after the stock market crash of 1929 during the Great Depression. It was intended to protect investors who buy stock in companies from fraud and inform them of the risks of losing their money. Private or family-owned companies do not have to disclose this financial information since they do not sell stock to the public. 


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