Management often encourages shareholders to vote by proxy so that ownership interests are fully represented even if shareholders are unable to attend the company’s annual meetings in person. The proxy discloses important information about issues to be discussed at an annual meeting, lists the qualifications of management and board members, serves as a ballot for elections to the board of directors, lists the largest shareholders of a company’s stock and provides detailed information about executive compensation.
Form 8-K is a very broad form used to notify investors of any unscheduled material event that is important to shareholders or the SEC. This is one of the most common types of forms filed with the SEC.
The 10-Q is a quarterly report required by the SEC. It provides a comprehensive overview of the company’s state of business each fiscal quarter.
The 10-K is an annual report required by the SEC each year. It provides a comprehensive overview of the company’s state of business. It must be filed within 90 days after the end of the fiscal year.