The Annual Report to the Shareholders is an excellent primary source of information about a company. Typically glossy and appealing, it describes the current state of the company in a manner designed to attract consumers and investors. Modern annual reports contain an overview of the company’s operations along with financial statements that provide a snapshot of the company’s financial condition. The Bruno Library provides access to company annual reports in several ways, detailed below. The latest annual report for a company should be available at the company’s website, usually in a section of the site called “Investor Relations.”
Dates of Coverage Description Link
2010 – present The Bruno Library’s digital repository of annual reports of Alabama public companies contains reports back to 2010. Alabama Annual Reports
Latest 20 years OneSource database offers profiles of U.S. and international companies, including their annual reports. From the company profile, click on “Annual Reports” in the left menu to see up to 20 years of reports. OneSource
Latest 20 years Mergent Online database contains profiles of U.S. and international companies, both active and inactive. Click on the Reports tab in the company profile to view up to 20 years of annual reports. Mergent Online
1925 – present Mergent Archives offers over a million historical documents related to U.S., Canadian, and European companies, some dating back to the mid-1800’s. Company annual reports in Mergent Archives go back as far as 1925. Mergent Archives
1844 – present ProQuest Historical Annual Reports database contains the annual reports of about 800 Fortune 500 and other companies. ProQuest Historical Annual Reports
1975 – 1995 The Bruno Library’s microfiche collection of corporate reports contains annual reports and 10-Ks of companies traded on the New York and American Stock Exchanges from 1975 through 1995.
1983 – 1985 The Bruno Library has a small collection of microfiche of annual reports of international companies for the period 1983 through 1985.
Late 1800s – 1980 The Historical Annual Reports collection of the Angelo Bruno Business Library is comprised of paper copies of the annual reports of approximately 1900 American companies. Reports for Alabama companies are available to 2010. Historical Annual Reports Collection