SEC Filings and the EDGAR Database
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In a three- to five-page paper (not including the title and
reference pages) research and discuss how the SEC’s EDGAR | Search Tools
improves how investors find and use financial information. In your paper,
how investors can use the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC)
database at EDGAR
| Search Tools (Links to an external site.) to research a
company’s operations and financial information.
the financial performance of Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) by determining the
risk of investing in the company through financial statement analysis. To
make the above assessment and determination, go to Amazon’s.com (Links to an
external site.) official website, and locate the company’s
Investor Relations link. Using the Investors Relations link, find
financial information such as SEC Filings and Annual Reports.
how investors can assess Amazon’s.com financial performance and risk using
the content of each report listed below in detail and how it relates to
your assessment of Amazon’s.com financial performance.
10-K SEC filings
Discussion and Analysis
Responsibility for Financial Reporting
Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting
Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) is the world’s largest electronic
commerce and cloud computing company measured by revenue and market
capitalization. The following items were adapted from a recent Annual Report
of Amazon.com (Links to
an external site.) for the year ending December 31:
Cost of sales
Income tax expense
Net cash provided by operating activities
Net cash flows used for investing activities
Property, plant, and other long-term assets
Selling, general, and administrative expenses
Retained earnings (Dec. 31)
on which financial statement you would find each of the preceding items
using the following notations (note: an item may appear on more than one
Statement of stockholders’ equity
Statement of cash flow
an income statement for the year ending December 31, based on the com,
Inc. financial statement data shown above.
The Final Paper: SEC Filings and the EDGAR Database
be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and
references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the
Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource.
include a separate title page with the following:
name and number
For further assistance with the formatting and the title
page, refer to APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external
utilize academic voice. See the Academic
Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional
include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction
paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the
purpose of your paper.
assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an
external site.) as well as Writing
a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the
Writing Center resources.
add an APA heading (Level 1 or Level 2) for each one of the topics
discussed in the research paper as shown:
EDGAR Database Level 1Amazon’s.com financial performance Level 1
10-K SEC Filings Level 2
Reports Level 2
Discussion and Analysis Level 2
Responsibility for Financial Reporting Level 2
Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting Level 2
Report Level 2
Financial Data Level 2
Statement Notations (IS, SE, BS, SCF) Level 1Amazon’s.com Income Statement
the following APA Style blog to read about the APA Five Levels of Headings (Links to an external
use at least 4 scholarly and/or credible articles from ProQuest Business,
Industry Databases: Nasdaq.com, EY.com, and Comprehensive Accounting
Databases: FASB codification, AICPA, and SEC reference library sources in
addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible
Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers
additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions
about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment,
please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about
the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the
Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide.
include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA
style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external
site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.
SEC Filings and the EDGAR Database