Annual Report Formats


Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 10Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 from your textbook; review the website (Links to an external site.); and review the Week 4 Weekly Lecture.

Go to (Links to an external site.)  and review the annual reports recently released by two corporations in  the same industry. Review each report and discuss the issues listed  below.

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In your paper,

  • Describe organizational differences that you see in how each corporation discusses its annual performance.
  • Explain  how clearly the data is or is not presented for enabling shareholders  to draw conclusions about how well the company performed.
  • Explain what goals, challenges, and plans top managers emphasize in their discussion of results.
  • Describe ways the format and organization of each report enhances or detracts from the information being presented.

The Annual Report Formats paper

  • Must  two to three double-spaced in length (not including title and  references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in  the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)
  • Must include a separate title with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).