Financial statements are essentially the report cards for businesses. They tell the story, in numbers, about the financial health of the business.

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A Healthy Operating Profit Margin Defined
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Understanding the Cash Flow Statement
The Accounts Payable Turnover Ratio Shows How a Company Manages Debt
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Writing and Reading an Annual Report
What Is a Balance Sheet?
Cash Conversion Cycle (CCC)
Cash Flow From Financing Activities – CFF
Why You Should Use Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)
Account, Accounting Concept
Diluted Earnings per Share (Diluted EPS): What You Should Know
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT): Definition and Formula
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Understanding Financial Statements
What Is Gross Profit?
Income Statement
What Is Margin?
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Net Operating Income: What You Need to Know
Property, Plant, and Equipment (PP&E)
How to Calculate Present Value (PV), and Why Investors Need to Know It
Return on Sales (ROS)
What Is a Shareholder?
Financial Analysis
Vertical Analysis: The Basics
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Profit and Loss Statement (P&L) Definition
The Difference Between Gross Profit Margin and Net Profit Margin
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How Companies Calculate Revenue
Capitalization: The Whys and Hows
Chart of Accounts (COA) Definition
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What Is a Contingent Liability?
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Gross Income: Formula & Examples
Understanding Turnover in Accounting
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Weighted Average Definition
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How to Decode a Company's Earnings Reports
Enterprise Multiple
Cash Flow
What Free Cash Flow to the Firm Tells Us
How to Evaluate a Company's Balance Sheet
Financial Data Analyzing
Why Is Other Comprehensive Income Important?
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Extraordinary Items vs. Nonrecurring Items: What's the difference?
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How Is a Cash Flow Statement Different From an Income Statement?
The Three Major Financial Statements: How They're Interconnected
Balance Sheet
Balance Sheet vs. Cash Flow Statement: What's the Difference?
Fixed Asset vs. Current Asset: What's the Difference?
Gross, Operating, and Net Profit Margin: What's the Difference?
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Bank Capital
Understanding a Common Size Financial Statement
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Understanding Contributed Capital
How the Total Value of Goods Affect the Current Account Deficit
How Net Debt Is Calculated and Used to Measure a Company's Liquidity
Non-Cash Item Definition
What Is Working Capital?
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Lower of Cost or Market Method
The Difference Between Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets: What's the Difference?
The Difference Between Recurring and Non-Recurring Expenses
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Overhead vs. Operating Expenses: What's the Difference?
How the Capitalized Lease Method Works
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The Main Focus Points When Analyzing a Balance Sheet
Reading the Balance Sheet
Compiled vs. Certified Financial Statements: What's the Difference?
Why Do Shareholders Need Financial Statements?
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How Financial Accounting Differs From Managerial Accounting
How Does Goodwill Affect Financial Statements?
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Is an Increase in a Company's Capital Stock a Bad Sign?
Do Capital Expenditures Immediately Affect the Income Statement