Hard Copy of an Annual Report
How to use a company’s actual hard copy annual report to answer questions about the financial statements and other information provided in the report.
I take the students into a lab and have them request a hard copy of three company’s most recent annual report to be sent to their home. Only one annual report is needed but requesting three increases the odds of them receiving one. If they receive more than one I tell them to take a look at each annual report. Some are easier to read than others.
Once each student receives an annual report I hand out the annual report project which consists of 25 questions that will be answered using the annual report. Some of the questions can be answered easily and others require a little digging.
The purpose of this assignment is to get students to do some reading of a company’s annual report to find out what information is included in the annual report.