Companies are providing more online annual reports, an average of just over three years' worth.
To enhance its usefulness, online annual reports must be user-friendly.
based AT&T ties an interactive survey to its online annual report
and mails two types of surveys to a random sample of institutional and individual investors.
ISTANBUL, Mar 24, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkey's largest fixed line phone operator Turk Telekom won two awards at the IR (Investor Relations) Global Rankings, a ranking system for investor relations websites, online annual report
, corporate governance practices and financial disclosure procedures.
When the only kind of time that seems to matter is "real time," the online annual report is in a bind.
The problem is that the web is speeding up a little bit more each day (sorry, it's true), in the process vacuuming up ever more information and circulating it faster, Against this backdrop, the online annual report, with its frozen-in-time perspective and content, is becoming increasingly musty.
Some companies are already "airing out" the online annual report with more current information.
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Despite a rapid rise in the number of investors receiving shareholder materials through electronic delivery, most companies neglect their online annual reports. They could be missing out on a big opportunity to save time and money down the road.
It's obvious that these problems, and others, make PDF blobs something to avoid for online annual reports. Yet, a survey of 100 of the world's biggest companies, drawn from the S&P Global 1,200, found that more than 30 percent of these prominent companies used PDF blobs as the only format for their reports.
According to a recent NIRI survey, the average budget for online annual reports is around $7,400.
Public Register's Annual Reports Service (http://www.annualreportservice.com) has links to more than 1,170 online annual reports
(some in Adobe PDF format).