(solution) Real World Case 4–14 Income statement information EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis,…

(solution) Real World Case 4–14 Income statement information EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis,…

Real World Case 4–14 Income statement information EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). All publicly traded domestic companies use EDGAR to make the majority of their filings. (Some foreign companies file voluntarily.) Form 10-K, which includes the annual report, is required to be filed on EDGAR. The SEC makes this information available on the Internet. Required: 1. Access EDGAR on the Internet. The web address is www.sec.gov. 2. Search for a public company with which you are familiar. Access the most recent 10-K filing. Search or scroll to find the financial statements and related notes. 3. Answer the following questions related to the company’s income statement: a. Does the company use the single-step or multiple-step format, or a variation? b. Does the income statement contain any income or loss on discontinued operations? If it does, describe the component of the company that was discontinued. c. Describe the trend in net income over the years presented. 4. Repeat requirements 2 and 3 for two additional companies.