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Fools....

I am having a real hard time finding Q4 
financial numbers and SEC filings for many 
companies.  

Then I was told by an Investor Relations rep. 
that the Q4 numbers are in the annual report.  
I looked at the respective company I was 
researching and saw that only the Income 
Statement had been broken down by quarters( Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4).  

Why are the Balance and Cash Flow 
Statements not broken down by quarters?  

Then it dawned on me that the Q4 numbers 
ARE the numbers that they show in the balance
sheet in the annual report, not the FY numbers.

Meaning if it says this in the Annual Report....
   
                                          Dec.31
                                           1999
Current Assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents .......................    $206,056       $17,023
  Short-term marketable securities ................      86,293        17,635
  Accounts receivable, net ........................      42,685        23,042
  Inventories .....................................      30,008        21,288
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets .......       3,946         3,875
                                                    ------------  ------------
Total current assets ..............................     368,988        82,863

Than total current assets and cash and 
cash equivialents arent the FY numbers, 
those are the Q4 numbers.  

What they have left at the end of their 
FY in terms of debt, cash, etc., is 
the Q4 numbers.

Ugh...am I right...can someone explain how to extract Q4 numbers???!!!

Thanks for MUCH needed help!!

MF
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