Shareholders' letter

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Shareholders' letter

A section of an annual report where one can find general overall discussion by management of successful and failed strategies. Provides guidance for looking at specific parts of the report.

Shareholders' Letter

A section of an annual report providing general information to shareholders. Every publicly-traded company is required to distribute an annual report to shareholders each year. The shareholders' letter contains information on the company's financial state, such as operational income and net profit. Sometimes it also contains an accountant's opinion on the general health of the company. Generally, the shareholders' letter states the "bottom line," and shareholders may read the rest of the annual report to learn more detailed financial information. For example, the shareholders' letter may contain a brief essay stating, "Our company is healthy for reasons A, B, and C."
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The shareholder letter, in which Buffett explained some basic investment strategies in plain simple language, and advised fellow CEOs to quit the hand-wringing when it comes to timing investments.
In an adaptation from his upcoming shareholder letter, the Oracle of Omaha explains why equities almost always beat the alternatives over time.
Company higher ups didn't want to wait until a shareholder letter went out in June to make the announcement, says Steve Norwitz, a T.
In its shareholder letter, the Disney board said that voting to re-elect the current board would be ``making an important statement'' and be in the best interests of enhancing shareholder value.
Today, according to Cato Communications research, 82 percent of CEOs are involved in the creation of the annual report, and more than 56 percent take a hand in authoring the shareholder letter.
Looking for -- and not finding -- traces of leadership in the annual shareholder letter.
SPIL ") to its shareholders dated September 28, 2015 (the "SPIL Shareholder Letter "):
Please note, Cytori will not be providing a shareholder letter as in past quarters.
GE has notably pioneered in many aspects of annual reports; four decades ago, it did a readership study and determined that a shareholder letter including a photograph of the author was more favorably received than one sans picture, and that positioning the photo at the start of the letter elicited the most favorable recall.
We are disappointed that the Company and its host of advisors (Houlihan Lokey, ICR, Innisfree and Dorsey & Whitney) have chosen the manner in which to debate the future of Imation evident in their shareholder letter this morning.
CEO and Chairman Wayne Allen succinctly addresses six key focuses for improving performance in "The Chairman's View," and a four-page shareholder letter from Allen and Jim Mulva, president and COO, looks at financial results and growth prospects.
Prior to the webcast at approximately 4:05 PM Eastern Time on November 8, Cytori will issue its third quarter earnings release and post a quarterly shareholder letter to its Investor Relations homepage, which will review Cytori's third quarter performance.