April 23, 2017Ardelyx Digital Annual Report
Epizyme Annual Report
A well-rounded annual report shows your investors that their money is going to good use. Not only are they investing in your research but also in your corporate identity and they want to see a thriving culture and energetic forecast.
PUT YOUR DATA INTO PERSPECTIVE WITH STUNNING, WELL-ROUNDED ANNUAL REPORTS
Publicly traded companies must file annual reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These reports became mandatory after the stock market crash of 1929. Annual reports give investors a chance to research a corporation before deciding to buy stock. The SEC receives a company’s annual report as part of Form 10-K. Filings and strategy sessions that occur once a year typically involve a level of forecasting, with a company identifying what it expects to earn or what it expects to do over the course of the next 12 months. The company may keep investors up to date with progress through quarterly reports.
THE CONTEXT AND CHALLENGE
YOUR ANNUAL REPORT MAY BE YOUR ONLY AVENUE TO IMPRESS INVESTORS EACH YEAR
PROJECT BACKGROUND AND CHALLENGES
Epizyme approached us to help them produce an impact-driven annual report. By working together, we helped develop an impressive combination of graphics, photos and an accompanying narrative, all of which chronicle the company’s activities over the past year.
FACTS ABOUT ANNUAL REPORTS
It was not until legislation was enacted after the stock market crash in 1929 that the annual report became a regular component of corporate financial reporting. Typically, an annual report will contain the following sections:
- Financial Highlights
- Letter to the Shareholders
- Narrative Text, Graphics and Photos
- Management’s Discussion and Analysis
- Financial Statements
- Notes to Financial Statements
- Auditor’s Report
- Summary Financial Data
- Corporate Information
Our main goals for this Annual Report were to:
- Design a bold new cover design that captivates its audience with color, contrast and visual balance
- Present Epizyme’s experience, knowledge, and vision effectively.
- Create a presentation that withstands a wide array of technical difficulties and…
- Check for spelling errors many, many times
A Traditionally Printed 10K
We understand the value for investors to be able to hold your annual report in their hands. We’re experienced in the traditional 10K format and we can provide a sophisticated design that reinforces your brand and corporate culture.
THE PROCESS AND INSIGHT
Focuses on forward movement, leadership, and direction
We’ll develop a sleek, colorful, high-gloss publication on your company’s activities throughout the preceding year. An effective annual report should showcase corporate culture, financial performance and goals for the upcoming year. Investors are looking to see a maturing company and how your pipeline can handle future investments.
IMPRESS YOUR SHAREHOLDERS WITH VISUALLY APPEALING DATA
Every presenter has his or her own unique delivery when presenting information to an audience. Adversely, everyone in the room will be digesting the content in their own unique way that works best for them. The way to design a well-received presentation is to develop a simple and focused message that keeps everyone in the room on the same page, digesting the same information, at the same time. Keep it clean and clutter free.
Show ’em some options
We wouldn’t be doing our job successfully if we didn’t provide some design options for client review. Of course, all options will be on brand, on message, and cohesive with the bigger picture.
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR. ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL ANNUAL REPORT.
Hundreds of annual reports were printed and shipped out to Epizyme shareholders for review. The data was captured with easy to digest graphics and focused information from a maturing biotech company. Early reviews were that this year’s annual report was cleaner and more sophisticated that the year before. We’ll have our work cut out for us next year!