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10-k filing

10-k filing. The Securities and Exchange Commission in the US requires publicly traded companies to disclose annual accounts on form 10-k. Quarterly reports are filed on on form 10-q and reports detailing specified company news on 8-k.

The SEC explains that form 10-k should provide a comprehensive review of the company's business and financial condition and include audited financial statements. The annual report on form 10-k is a different requirement from the annual report to shareholders that a...