Definition of Form 10-K
Form 10-K is a required annual report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by U.S. corporations whose common stock is publicly traded.
It is common for a corporation's Form 10-K to contain 100 pages of information much of which is presented under the following headings:
- General information on the business, risk factors, and legal proceedings
- Management's Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Condition
- Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
Sophisticated investors will study a corporation's Form 10-K.
Example of Form 10-K
You can review a Form 10-K by doing an online search for a corporation with publicly-traded shares of common stock. On the corporation's website, select Investor Relations, and from that page select Annual Reports or Reports to SEC.