EDGAR The term EDGAR stands for Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval.
A public company uses this to file an S-1 Registration Statement and an 8-K.
EDGAR Online & The SEC's EDGAR Filing System
Public companies file these reports with the SEC:
- 10-K - an extensive annual report including year-end audited financial statements
- 10-Q - a quarterly report
- 8-K - a time-sensitive document reporting significant corporate events
- Proxy Statement - a vote
If you become a public company that is an SEC Reporting Company you will file quarterly reports with the SEC. Going public can in many instances make capital raising easier.