Question: Where can I find foreign company financial filings?
If you cannot find the financial statements of a foreign company at the company's website, you can check to see if they are required to file with the SEC. If a company is a Foreign Private Issuer (FPI) it is regulated by and files financial data with the SEC. Generally the company will file financial data in a 6-K for current data or a 20-F or a 40-F for yearend data. Registration statements will begin with the letter "F" and also contain financials. *The SEC website provides the following tip for searching a SEC registrant from a particular county, scroll down to III. FAQS, 3.
Go to the Virtual Business Library's Company & Financial Information section for links to useful resources including links to the following suggested resources:
Hoovers: Either enter a company name or select Build a List and use the Country and Company Type fields among others.
Mergent Intellect: Choose the Advanced Search tab and choose Include International Companies. When you are in a company profile, choose the Financial Details tab.
You may also want to review the Selected Websites & Research Guides, International Company Information at the bottom of the Virtual Business Library page.