Annual Reports–What Are You Leaving Out?

January 1999
Financial Executive;Jan/Feb1999, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p11
Academic Journal
The article states that a study by UtiliVentures, a consulting firm that is based in New York City, examined annual reports from 1997 and found that companies do not provide enough information to shareholders. Of the 63 percent of the companies that reported better stock price performance, only two companies gave information about the effect of the bull market on price. Half of the corporations surveyed did not report their financial and operating goals. UtiliVentures President Laura Rittenhouse comments on the use of clear business language and the significance of information in corporate communications.


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