There's graph showing the history of financial reports, for example the
revenue. Each point has some date, what exactly that date is?
Below are pictures of historical reports for
revenue for MCDonald's Annual and Quarterly reports.
The annual report has
2012-12-26 as a date. I suppose financial year for MCDonald's ends at
2012-12-31. How report could have date that's earlier than the financial year end date? What those date means?
The quarterly report has
2012-09-24 as a date. Again, I suppose the Q3 for MCDonald's ends at
2012-09-30. How report could have date that's earlier than the Q3 end date?
Full Graph click Annual/Quarterly button to switch between, top left in the toolbar of the graph. About the data source - I believe GuruFocus uses Morningstar as a provider.