Q. How do I find SEC filings using Mergent Online?
What is it?
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires publicly owned companies to disclose financial information in reports commonly known as SEC filings. The filings are primarily comprised of the following forms:
- Form 10-Q, unaudited quarterly financial information
- Form 10-K, audited annual financial information
- Form 8-K, up-to-date preliminary earning announcements
Where is it?
SEC filings may be retrieved from the SEC's EDGAR database, however some may find Mergent Online to be more user-friendly. Follow the steps below to try Mergent, or find the link to use EDGAR at the bottom of this page.
To begin, go to the Library's homepage and click the Databases tab. Click the letter 'M," then scroll the resulting page to find the link to Mergent Online.
On the Mergent homepage, type the company name or symbol in the Company Search field, select the correct suggested company, and click Go.
There is a variety of financial information in a company profile. Find the blue Filings tab to view a list of forms reported to the SEC in the last 90 days. You may view a 10-K or 10-Q here in your preferred format.
There is a link to search EDGAR for forms older than 90s days at the top of the Mergent page.
Learn how to use the SEC's EDGAR system to find SEC filings and other company financials here.