Define: Form 10-K

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Definition: Form 10-K



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Full Definition of Form 10-K


Form 10-K is an audited annual regulatory filing containing financial statements and management discussion of factors that may impact financial performance. Every company with publicly traded stock or debt must file Form 10-K at the end of each fiscal year. For each of the first three fiscal quarters, form 10-K is replaced by the similar, but unaudited, quarterly form 10-Q. Form 10-K and form 10-Q are public records submitted to the SEC as mandated by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Form 10-K is available online through EDGAR, the SEC’s repository of public regulatory filings. Form 10-K is often confused with the annual report. That glossy publication does share the same financial statements with form 10-K, but the latter typically has a much more detailed discussion of risks. Listed companies that miss the exchange’s deadline to form 10-K can be delisted.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Form 10-K are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 9th February 2020.