What is EDGAR?
EDGAR (The Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system) is a searchable database of all reports that are filed by companies to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC.) Reports available through EDGAR include:
10-K - Annual Reports
10-Q - Quarterly Reports
8-K - Current Reports
Other reports are available as well.
How do I search EDGAR?
The easiest way to search EDGAR is to search by ticker symbol. You can also search by SIC Code.
Other Useful Links to assist with EDGAR
Researching Public Companies through EDGAR - includes overview, tips, and FAQ
Company annual reports are based on the company's 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC.) Annual reports are sent to shareholders and are typically available electronically as well. To find a company's annual report, first check the company website. Look for a section called Investor Relations, or something similar.
Another source for annual reports is AnnualReports.com, which contains many, but not all, company annual reports.
Most public companies will have a section of their website devoted to communicating with investors. These pages are typically called something like Investor Relations and are located in the area of the website that discusses the company structure, job openings, news, etc.
To find these pages, enter the company name and investor relations in a search engine. For example, Chipotle and investor relations.