Company report [from Print source using APA 6th ed.]


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A reference for a company report (or annual report) follows the model for a book, but it will have a corporate author (the formal name of the company whose report it is), and the publisher will be the author. Look for the registered address of the company for the place of publication.

Standard Form

Corporate author. (year). Title. Place of publication: Publisher.


Central Bank of Egypt. (2005). Annual report 2004/2005. Cairo: Author.

Independent News and Media PLC. (2006). Interim report. Dublin: Author.

Pall Corporation. (2006). Providing solutions: our strategy for growth: 2006 summary annual report. New York: Author.

Citation in Text

EU countries remained the major exporters to Egypt (Central Bank of Egypt, 2005, p. 89), representing nearly a third of imports ...

... the classified advertising market was weak in 2006 (Independent News and Media PLC, 2006, p. 5) to the extent ...

... research into the transmission of variant CJD (Pall Corporation, 2006, p. 15) ...



  • Some company reports will carry aspirational titles, with the formal subtitle, others will just be described as Annual report, with a year. Use the form on the title page, if there is any variation from the cover.
  • If there is no identifiable author, begin your reference with the title of the report. Cite the first few words of the title in the text of your work and italicise them.