New Resource: The African Financial Statement Library

You may have noticed that my posting frequency has slackened over the past couple months. This is due to a couple new projects that I’m really excited about. And I’d like to unveil one of them today — the African Financial Statement Library.

If you spend much time researching or analyzing African stocks, you’ve likely spent a lot of time tracking down financial data. Many African companies still don’t have websites with proper investor relations sections, and the data provided by the stock exchanges themselves can be spotty.

So, we’re going to try to address this problem. The Library is a free collection of downloadable annual reports and financials for African listed companies. You can access it via the “Library” tab in the menu at the top of the page.

Photo by Dave Dugdale

We’ve currently archived roughly 1400 reports. This is far from a comprehensive archive, but we add new reports regularly, so the collection will become more useful with each passing day.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, I suggest trying the extensive collection of reports at www.africanfinancials.com or the other resources listed in this article.

Finally, I invite you to help us build the library. If you would like to contribute a financial report that doesn’t currently appear in the library, just send it my way at [email protected], and we’ll make sure it gets uploaded.

Happy Investing!

Comments

  1. Wish somebody would do the same for unlisted bank financials. If you don’t get hold of them on the day they are published on the dailies, it becomes difficult to get them later!

  2. You can disappear again all you want! :) Thanks for this thoughtful effort.

  3. Yes! Thanks man! Super resource.

  4. Years down the line this will become one vital resource for those investing in Africa.

  5. Thanks, everyone. I hope others will find it useful, too!

    Please do contribute any reports that you see are missing. You can email them to me at ryan [at] investinginafrica.net.

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