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

Examples of annual report in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Biden will direct the ATF, the government’s main agency that regulates gun sales, to produce an annual report on trafficking of firearms. al, 8 Apr. 2021 During a meeting last week, the committee dropped the physician review in favor of an annual report to Metro Council on that will include a complete review of the program's processes, peer review and exam outcomes. Matt Mencarini, The Courier-Journal, 14 Oct. 2021 According to the National Coffee Association’s annual report on National Coffee Consumption trends, Hispanic Americans drink the most coffee of any ethnic group in the U.S. – and rising steadily each year. Vulture, 9 Oct. 2021 Connecticut’s overall violent crime rate in 2020 was among the lowest in the nation, according to the FBI’s annual report. Jesse Leavenworth,, 28 Sep. 2021 Adding 14% to capacity at a time of lagging demand will likely create a glut, according to Ted Townsend, who writes an annual report on private healthcare in London for business analyst LaingBuisson. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, 31 Aug. 2021 Portillo is one of the 8,309 homeless people in the region, according to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ 2021 annual report. Washington Post, 23 July 2021 The annual report, called the National Youth Tobacco Survey, is generally conducted in schools. NBC News, 30 Sep. 2021 After Adelphia’s longtime accounting firm, Deloitte & Touche, refused to sign the company’s annual report to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Adelphia’s already plummeting shares were delisted. Glenn Rifkin, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of annual report

1744, in the meaning defined above

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27 Nov 2021

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“Annual report.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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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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