At some point, value investors have to look at a company’s financials to see how its performing and compare it to industry peers.
Financial reports present a company’s annual and quarterly performance results. The annual report is SEC form 10-K, and the quarterly report is SEC form 10-Q. Companies are required to file these reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). You can find them on the SEC website or the company’s investor relations page on their website.
You can learn a lot from a company’s annual report. It will explain the products and services offered as well as where the company is heading.