Industry Appropriate Financial Statements

If you’re in business, it’s likely that you’ll need to understand and prepare financial statements. Financial statements are required by law and other businesses, so you can’t get away without them. But what are the right documents for your industry? We’ll talk about the balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement and how each of these documents can be used.

Balance sheet

The balance sheet is a snapshot of the company’s financial position at a given point in time. It shows the company’s assets, liabilities and equity. Assets are things that provide future benefit to the business such as cash and inventory; liabilities are debts or obligations owed by the business such as accounts payable; equity represents owners’ investment in their company after deducting all its liabilities from its assets

Income statement

  • The income statement is a summary of revenue and expenses for a specific period. It shows the company’s
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Business Financial Statements

A business financial statement is a report of the company’s financial performance and condition. These statements are prepared from information contained in the books of account and consolidated with other information that has been gathered from sources external to the company.

Income Statement

The Income Statement is a financial statement that shows the revenues, expenses and profits of a business over a given period of time. It’s important to understand how to read an income statement because it will help you make better decisions as a manager or investor in a company.

The following sections will explain what each line item on an income statement means and how you can use this information to assess whether or not a company is performing well financially:

  • Gross profit (or gross margin): This is calculated by subtracting cost of goods sold from total revenue
  • Operating income/net operating profit after taxes (NOPAT): This represents
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