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Apple and Samsung Statement of Cash Flow Comparison

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Which of the two financial statements (income and statement of cash flow) is the better one?

Comment on the differences between Apple's and Samsung's statement of cash flows.

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Which of the two financial statements (income and statement of cash flow) is the better one?

They are both important. However, I believe the Income Statement is a better measure of the sustainability and long-term ability to generate positive cash flows and so is a better one to ...

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Your tutorial responds to both in a few sentences and attaches the cash flows from Yahoo.com for inspection.

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