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This post addresses financial statement analysis/Microsoft.

Analyze the information contained in the company's balance sheet and income statement to answer the following questions:

Considering all the information you have gathered, why might this information be important to potential creditors, investors, and employees?

Here are the links for the balance sheet and the income statement:

http://www.microsoft.com/investor/reports/ar11/financial_review/balance_sheets.html

http://www.microsoft.com/investor/reports/ar11/financial_review/income_statements.html

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The information contained in the company's financial statement and balance sheet would be extremely important to creditors, investors, and employees. All three user groups could analyze the data to determine the relevant financial stability of the company. Creditors would be very concerned with the fact that revenue ...

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The solution discusses the financial statements of Microsoft and why the information would be important to potential creditors, investors, and employees. The example used is Microsoft however most of the information can be applied to any company.

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