Pakihi - Ngā pūrongo ā-tau Business - Annual reports
What can annual reports tell me?
Annual Reports are a great way of finding out all about a particular company — large companies are required by law to produce an annual report. Annual reports can tell you:
- What projects have they completed during the past year
- Have they made a profit
- What are their intentions for the next financial year
- Who is on the board
Annual Reports are also very useful to consult if you are thinking of applying for a position in a particular company.
New Zealand annual reports
Most companies now make their annual reports available on their websites. Look for them under headings such as 'About us' or 'reports'.
The National library of New Zealand (Molesworth Street) will have many older paper copies of company annual reports.
International annual reports
As with New Zealand annual reports, many of these can be found on the company's website.