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The balance sheet and income statement that provide essential information for financial management. Each statement provides a distinct purpose and together they offer a comprehensive view of a company’s financial health and performance.
The balance sheet provides a company’s financial position at a specific point in time. The balance sheet helps assess a company’s solvency, liquidity, and financial stability by analyzing the composition of assets and liabilities. It provides insights into the company’s ability to meet its short-term and long-term obligations. The income statement is the statement of a comprehensive income or profit and loss statement, summarizing a company’s revenues, expenses, gains, and losses. The income statement allows financial managers to assess the company’s profitability and efficiency.
The balance sheet and income statement are significant in financial management because they offer essential information for assessing the financial health, decision making and evaluating performance.
Murphy, C. (2021, April 24). How Do the Income Statement and Balance Sheet Differ? Investopedia. https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/101314/wh…