IR and the Annual Report

Annual reports are a significant investment for many companies and a key communications vehicle. NIRI studies the practices, trends and expenses associated with producing all forms of a company's annual report to help organizations benchmark against their peers. NIRI’s objective is to articulate trends impacting this investor relations tool.


The Annual Report Survey

As technology transforms the investor communications process, the production, dissemination and costs associated with the traditional annual report have received increasing scrutiny. Responding to this trend, NIRI measures changes over time in how corporations develop and distribute Annual Reports to their investment community constituencies.

Trend analysis can reveal how these different aspects of the annual report have evolved over time. NIRI's last three annual report studies include: