Anyone with a vested interest in the business is considered a stakeholder. This may be someone who lives in the same neighbourhood as the plant, an employee, or one of the company’s investors. Stakeholders include those who may be impacted by the company’s decisions. The company’s management will produce financial statements to inform stakeholders about the company’s results. These financial statements are reports that provide the general public and management with a clearer understanding of the company’s results.Do you want to learn more? Visit next
There are four different types of financial statements. The balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, and stockholders equity are all important financial statements. The Stockholders Equity statement is not as common as the other three. We’ll take a closer look at the Income Statement in this post.
The Income Statement (also known as the Profit and Loss Statement or P&L) is a financial statement that addresses one of the most basic questions when assessing a company’s performance: did the company make any money? The income statement shows all of the company’s revenue, as well as the costs of selling the goods (or the costs of delivering the service for service-based businesses), other operating expenses, and the amount of tax paid (if any) during a given period.
Financial statements are typically issued every month, quarter, and year by businesses. Every financial statement, on the other hand, has a different time frame. The income statement summarises events that occurred within a particular time span. Income statements with the two previous accounting periods included are also typical to give stakeholders some context on the statistics being published. In this scenario, a monthly income statement would include the current month and the two preceding months, while a quarterly report would include the current quarter and the two preceding quarters, and so on. Detecting patterns without this additional knowledge can be difficult.