Company Reports


A. List the name of your company. (2 points)

B. Identify and briefly explain the purpose of at least the four main sections of the annual report (20 points)

Hints: For eg, annual reports have different sections. For eg, almost all reports will have a Management Discussion and Analysis section. Another section is Letter to Shareholders. List at least four main sections of the report and briefly explain the purpose of each section also.

Q2. Discuss the key factors that influenced the company’s financial performance during the year. (20 points)

Hints- The annual report should tell you about the factors that influence the company’s financial performance – such as introduction and higher sales of new products, or poor economic conditions in Europe, or expiration of a major drug, and so forth

You can download the annual report for free from

Examples of publicly-traded companies in US include Pfizer, Merck, Walmart, Target, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Wells Fargo, Coca Cola, Pepsico

4 points: Grammar, correct spellings, and clarity (3 points), and Listing of References (1 point); Total possible points = 46 pts.

Your extra-credit assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

– Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.

– Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. Also include references on a separate reference page. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

– Email the assignment in Word or PDF format to me by the assigned deadline

Preview of the answer..

An annual report is usually aimed at providing a snapshot of how the business performed during the year with current investors, other stakeholders and potential investors. The report should provide potential investors and other stakeholders with enough information for them to understand the scope and nature of business. As a result of this, the report is made of various sections that serve various purposes. Some of these sections are:..

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