Reading annual reports: From glancing to dissecting (part 1)

Annual reports are the only published documents that contain abundant information about a company’s performance. To get the most out of them, investors should have the right skills and knowledge. This whitepaper outlines the basic components of an annual report and how to glance through the document if one has limited time.

Usually, an annual report comprises of three sections:

  • Letter to shareholders or chairman’s statement
  • Business review
  • Financial review

And here are 8 key elements that need to be considered to quickly glance through an annual report:

  • Net profits
  • Sales
  • Operating cash flow after working capital adjustments
  • Net debt
  • Dividends
  • Shareholder’s equity
  • Return on equity
  • Return on capital

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