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Company Research: Articles & Reports

A starting point for company research.

Annual Reports

Annual reports from incorporated (public) companies are distributed to shareholders and, generally speaking, required by regulations. Typically annual reports include audited financial statements and information on the company's performance.


Sources of Annual Reports:

Local Company Annual Reports

OC Library collects print copies of select local companies annual reports. Search for the location and availability of reports in the library catalogue by company name (example: Sun-Rype). Online versions of Canadian company annual reports are available via SEDAR (see below).

TIP: Company's official websites often contain annual reports.

Key Business Article & Reports Databases

Use databases to search for:

  • newspaper and magazine articles
  • academic journal articles
  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analyses
  • company profiles

Corporate Social Responsibility Reports

Many companies now publish Corporate Social Responsibility or Sustainability Reports. You can often find these reports in the Investor sections of company websites, however there are also databases and websites that collect companies' reports, or publish reports about companies: 

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