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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.

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  • 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,


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