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Ch. 15 Financial Statements for a Corporation Financial statements provide the primary source of information needed by owners and managers to make decisions.

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1 Ch. 15 Financial Statements for a Corporation Financial statements provide the primary source of information needed by owners and managers to make decisions on the future activity of a business. Adequate Disclosure Concept Pg. 446 Compare financial condition and progress from one fiscal period to the next.

2 Corporation’s Statements Income Statement Balance Sheet Statement of Stockholder’s Equity

3 For your reading pleasure… Read about Ken Harrison on Page 447! 300 Madison Avenue 24th Floor New York, NY United States Founded in 1849 Phone: Fax:

4 Income Statement Stats What is reported? –Revenue –Cost of Merchandise Sold –Gross Profit on Sales –Expenses –Net Income

5 Go to this site… /09/05/financial-statements-income- statement/http://www.accountingunplugged.com/2008 /09/05/financial-statements-income- statement/ Read up on the Income Statement details and example and answer the questions on the next slides on lined paper. Use complete sentences by rephrasing the ? in your answer.

6 Questions about Income Statement 1.Explain the Matching Principle 2.What is another name for the Income Statement? 3.What timeframe does the I.S. provide financial data for? 4.What are the I.S. Accounting Types? (List them) 5.Write out the format for the I.S.

7 More Questions…Yipee! 6.What relationship does Gross Margin show? 7.Our book calls Gross Margin by another name, what is it? 8.How is the Gross Margin % calculated? 9.What does the G.M. % tell you? 10.What is “other revenue?”

8 Final Questions… 11.What happens to the I.S. account balance at the end of the year? 12.Describe one new thing you learned today!


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