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An Analysis of the Four Financial Statements

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The Four Principle Financial Statements

Financial statements, otherwise known as financial reports are formal records of a business' financial condition and activities. These statements provide investors and lenders with a reliable basis for evaluating the past performance and future prospects of a company. There are four basic financial statements:

1.Balance sheet: the financial statement that presents a ...

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