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.

Jason Moser has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Middleby and owns shares of Middleby and Papa John's International. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.