Use the internet to locate a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for a large entity.
1. Review the CAFR and prepape a list of components contained in the various sections of the selected CAFR.
For the purpose of our analysis, we will use the comprehensive annual financial report, or in other words, the 10 K statement of Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT)
The list of components contained in the various sections of Caterpillar's CAFR are:
Item 1: Business which includes:
Principle lines of business/ Nature of Operations, Company Strengths, Competitive Environment, Business Development in 2005, Acquisitions, Order Backlog, Dealers, PAtents and Trademarks, Research and Development, Employment, Sales, Environmental MAtters
Item 1A. Business Risk Factors
Item 1B: Executive OFficers of the Company
Item 2. Properties which includes general information, headquarters and distribution, changes in fixed assets, Technical Center, Traning Center, Demonstration Areas and Proven Grounds, Manufacturing, Remanufacturing and Overhaul.
Item 3. Legal Proceedings
Item 5. Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
Non-US Employee stock purchase plans, Issuer purchase of Equity Securities,
Item 6 . Selected Financial Data
Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995
Item 7A . Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
Item 9A . Controls and Procedures
Item 10 . Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant
Identification of Directors and Business Experience
Information required by this Item is incorporated by reference from the 2006 Proxy Statement that will be filed within 120 days after the end of the calendar year.
Identification of Executive Officers and Business Experience
Information required by this Item appears in Item 1B of this Form 10-K.
Legal Proceedings Involving Officers and Directors ...
Review the CAFR and prepape a list of components contained in the various sections of the selected CAFR.