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Human Resource Management: Annual Reports

Annual Reports

An annual report is a comprehensive report on a company's activities throughout the preceding year and are intended to give shareholders and other interested people information about the company's activities and financial performance.

Most jurisdictions require companies to prepare and disclose annual reports, and many require the annual report to be filed at the company's registry. Companies listed on a stock exchange are also required to report at more frequent intervals (depending upon the rules of the stock exchange involved)

Annual Reports - library databases

FAME will allow you to search for company financial information over the last 10 years which can be exported in to Microsoft packages such as Word or Excel.  In some cases, you can retrieve scanned annual reports and interim reports for UK companies via FAME.  Look for the option at the bottom of the page

Orbis is a global financial database.  You can view the figures but you can not download the full text of a company annual report.

> Search for a company name
> Click on the company name in the results list
> Scroll down the menu links on the right hand side
> Choose the menu item Financial Data                                             

> You can now see the sections available                             


 Worldscope data

Is available through a database called Datastream.  Datastream is available on a single computer, 2nd floor of the Library.

The Worldscope Data Definitions Guide is available on the Datastream Extranet (Datastream Extranet login required, or select Extranet when using Datastream.)


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Annual Reports - websites