annual report


Definition of annual report

: a usually lengthy report issued yearly by an organization giving an account of its internal workings and especially its finances

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Recent Examples on the Web It’s drawn from the latest annual report (2019) examining the share of new single-family homes built achieving Energy Star certification in the 50 states and the Washington, D.C. Michael Kolomatsky, New York Times, "Where Energy-Efficient Homes Are Being Built," 11 Nov. 2020 North Carolina was ranked 30th in the nation in average teacher salaries for the 2019-20 school year by the National Education Association but ranked second among other southeastern states, according to the annual report. Nyamekye Daniel, Washington Examiner, "North Carolina education officials propose more than $400M in education needs," 9 Nov. 2020 According to the division’s 2019 annual report, about 5,000 of the approximately 42,000 people who qualified for assistance ended up in Arizona’s most basic care program. State Of Denial, ProPublica, "People with Developmental Disabilities Were Promised Help. Instead, They Face Delays and Denials.," 6 Nov. 2020 Airtel has a repayment of 750 million euros ($890 million) due in May, while an installment of $505 million is due in March 2023, according to the annual report. Loni Prinsloo,, "Airtel Africa Plans Tower Sales to Reduce $3.5 Billion Debt," 6 Nov. 2020 But workers from Roca were able to reach and help about 180 other young men in the past year, according to the group’s annual report released Thursday. Yvonne Wenger,, "Baltimore man says he’s ‘a young Black brother pushing for greatness’ with help from a local anti-violence group," 15 Oct. 2020 Used as a guide for distributing limited resources, like naloxone and fentanyl testing strips, the initiative seems to be working, according to the first annual report released Wednesday by the Department of Public Health. Rebecca Lurye,, "First report on Connecticut’s real-time, opioid overdose tracking system reveals higher number of cases in Hartford County," 24 Sep. 2020 The annual report from the Department of Health and Human Services counted about 424,000 children in foster care as of Sept. 30, 2019, down from about 435,000 a year earlier. David Crary, Star Tribune, "New federal data: fewer kids in US foster care system," 24 Aug. 2020 In its semi-annual report last week, the BOJ said the pandemic has put severe pressure on the banking sector. Toru Fujioka,, "Bank of Japan to Hold as Virus Spread Abroad Raises Risks: Decision Guide," 28 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of annual report

1744, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2020

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“Annual report.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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Legal Definition of annual report

: a written report distributed to shareholders each year by a corporation that sets forth financial information (as an auditor's report, the selling prices of the corporation's stock, and the yearly profit) as well as statements by the corporation's management

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