annual report. A yearly corporate financial report for shareholders and other interested parties. • The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 requires registered corporations to file an annual report on the SEC’s Form 10-K. An annual report includes a balance sheet, income statement, statement of changes in financial position, reconciliation of changes in owners’ equity accounts, a summary of significant accounting principles, other explanatory notes, the auditor’s report, and comments from management about prospects for the coming year. — Also termed annual statement; financial report.