Because the APA Publication Manual does not provide specific examples for citing annual reports, financial statements, market research reports, economic statistics, and other resources that are frequently used by business students, here are some examples below to assist you with citing business sources in APA format. Simply substitute your own companies, industries, publication dates, and access dates. (Source: American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association)
Annual Report from the company's website:
Amazon. (2020). 2019 Annual report. https://s2.q4cdn.com/299287126/files/doc_financials/2020/ar/2019-Annual-Report.pdf
10-K report from a library database
Amazon. (2020). Form 10-K 2019. https://www.mergentonline.com/login.php
Financial Data from a library database
Mergent. (n.d.) Pfizer Inc [Balance sheet]. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://www.mergentonline.com/login.php
Marketline Industry Profile from Business Source Premier
MarketLine. (2019). Pharmaceuticals in global [Industry profile]. Business Source Premier. https://www.ebsco.com/products/research-databases/business-source-premier
You may need to use a search engine to find the URL for a particular report.
Lo, Buddy. (2019, January). Auto Service, Maintenance and Repair - US. Mintel. https://reports.mintel.com/display/918294/#
S&P Net Advantage Industry Survey
Loo, J. (2020, May). Pharmaceuticals [Industry survey]. S&P NetAdvantage. https://www.capitaliq.com
Euromonitor. (2020, March). Limited-service restaurants in the US [Country report]. Passport. https://go.euromonitor.com/passport.html
Value Line Research Center
Look at the bottom of the company’s stock page for the dates of the PDF reports -- usually approximately quarterly. Those are the archived reports and should be the preferred date.
Value Line. (2020, July 3). Merck. Value Line Investment Survey. https://jump.valueline.com/
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