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A 10-Q is a publicly-traded company’s quarterly report, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Expanded Definition

This document contains earnings, revenues, and other financial data for the most recent quarter and the year to date. It’s generally leaner than the 10-K, the company’s annual filing. But the 10-Q will give you an updated snapshot of the company’s performance.

The financial statements in a 10-Q are rarely audited by an outside accounting firm. 10-Q reports include information about matters such as legal proceedings involving the company, risk factors faced by the company, unregistered sales of equity securities during the quarter and how the proceeds were used, and a report on matters that were submitted for a vote by security holders.

Publicly traded companies file 10-Q reports after their first, second, and third fiscal quarters. The comprehensive 10-K annual report is filed after the close of the fourth quarter.

Copies of past and present 10-Qs should be available via the SEC website or directly from the company.

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