An annual report is a comprehensive report on a company’s activities throughout the preceding year. Annual reports are intended to give shareholders and other interested people information about the company’s activities and financial performance.
Australian rules require companies to prepare and disclose annual reports, and many require the annual report to be filed at the company’s registry. Companies listed on the Australian stock exchange are also required to report at more frequent intervals.
Vital information deemed relevant to stakeholders may be included, such as a report on operations, financials, forecasts, directors, dividends or corporate social responsibility reports for companies with environmentally or socially sensitive operations. In the case of larger companies, it is usually a sleek, colorful, high-gloss publication.
However long ago are the days of printing 10000’s of copies of an annual report, the report generally in 2015 is still nicely designed with just a few digital copies printed for relevant shareholders and a pdf supplied to other interested parties. We can even make them as ebooks if required.