annual report


plural annual reports
: 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 The number of hate and anti-government groups in Kentucky doubled since 2022, according to an annual report published by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Angele Latham, The Courier-Journal, 10 July 2024 In 2023, 37% of revenue came from U.S. government contracts, primarily for defense and military sales, according to its most recent annual report. David Faris, Newsweek, 9 July 2024 Last year, Paramount’s TV media segment, which includes CBS and the cable networks, brought in about $20 billion, or 68% of the company’s total revenue, according to its annual report. Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times, 8 July 2024 The annual report was released Tuesday and covers Google’s progress toward meeting its environmental goals last year. Bloomberg, The Mercury News, 3 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for annual report 

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Word History

First Known Use

1724, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of annual report was in 1724

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“Annual report.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

annual report

annual re·​port
: 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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