Ask a Fool: Where Should You Look First in a Company's 10-K?

In today's "Ask a Fool" segment, Motley Fool One analyst Jason Moser fields a question from a Fool on Twitter, who asks: "What is the first financial metric you look at in a firm's 10-K, and why?" Using commercial-oven maker Middleby (NASDAQ: MIDD  ) , Jason explains the first thing he looks for in a company's annual report.

Making the right financial decisions today makes a world of difference in your golden years, but with most people chronically under-saving for retirement, it's clear not enough is being done. Don't make the same mistakes as the masses. Learn about The Shocking Can't-Miss Truth About Your Retirement. It won't cost you a thing, but don't wait, because your free report won't be available forever.

Read/Post Comments (2) | Recommend This Article (10)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

  • Report this Comment On July 12, 2013, at 12:36 AM, mmarkham18 wrote:

    Great video Jason, thank you for responding with such thought. Market opportunity, as I understand, will make or break a company. You could have a successful company in a dying industry and it will pale in comparison to a similar company with growing market opportunities. I will definitely be taking a look at Middleby (NASDAQ: MIDD) to grasp a firmer understanding of what you explained in your video. Once again, thank you for the great video.


    Matthew Markham

  • Report this Comment On July 12, 2013, at 2:30 PM, TMFJMo wrote:

    You got it Matthew. Thanks for the question!

    Foolish best,


Add your comment.

Compare Brokers

Fool Disclosure

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2531390, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 9/28/2016 2:54:32 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Today's Market

updated Moments ago Sponsored by:
DOW 18,310.45 82.15 0.45%
S&P 500 2,167.34 7.41 0.34%
NASD 5,308.85 3.14 0.06%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

9/28/2016 2:38 PM
MIDD $125.14 Up +0.17 +0.14%
Middleby CAPS Rating: *****
DNKN $50.21 Down -0.10 -0.20%
Dunkin' Brands Gro… CAPS Rating: ***
PZZA $80.60 Down -1.01 -1.24%
Papa John's Intern… CAPS Rating: ****