Dig into companies with financial statement shortcuts

Number 5922
Subject Finance
Source Cara Lombardo
Affiliation The Wall Street Journal
Year 2019
Summary A company's financial statements are meant to communicate to investors how a business works, how successful it has been and what to expect in the future. But rather than stating it outright, the financial statements often require hands-on analysis and careful reading to draw meaningful conclusions. This tipsheet offers several easy shortcuts to spot the types of red flags that can lead to big stories.
Tags financial reporting; corporations; financial statements; business reporting; mergers; acquisitions
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