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Principles of Accounting [on hold]

Why are cash balances in excess of those needed to finance business operations viewed as relatively nonproductive assets? Suggest several ways in which these excess cash balances may be utilized ...
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Income statement interpretation

I have a question about the reading and creating of a company income statement. In the daily business of a company a profit is only realized at the moment when an invoice is booked. But in the time ...
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Can net income attributed to shareholders exceed firmwide net income?

I was looking at a publicly-traded company's annual report and I noticed that there was an instance where the income attributed to their common shareholders exceeded their actual firmwide net income ...
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How to calculate interest payments without EBIT

is there a way to calculate interest payments without EBIT. For example if I am searching for Apple Inc. in google finance I don't have Interest Payments in the income statement, there is no EBIT ...
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Lending money to someone: how to book?

I'm trying my hand at double-entry bookkeeping for my personal finances. While I get the gist, I have trouble with the details. Please bear with me if I use the wrong terminology. I have lent some ...
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Does revenue equal gross profit for info product business?

For a small online business that has no employees or inventory and only sales info products, does revenue equal gross profits since there is no cost to make the info product?
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Why is financial data of some public companies not available on Yahoo Finance?

On Yahoo! Finance, why isn't the financial data of some companies available? e.g: this Canadian company. Because if this is a public company, the data must be made public.
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Why were numbers on these income statements recorded differently from year to year?

Below are two different income statements for Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. I am wondering how can their net income and other line items be recorded so differently across two consecutive financial ...
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How to reconcile performance with dividends?

I have a Vanguard fund that returned -1.34% for the year, yet I earned dividends on the same investment of $106 for the same year. How do I reconcile negative performance with positive dividends? Is ...
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How do I interpret these income tax numbers for Chinese public company Dangdang Inc. (DANG)?

I'd like some help with understanding the financial statements of E Commerce China Dangdang Inc (ADR). You can see the Income Statement/Balance Sheet/Cash Flow statements on Google Finance. If you ...
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Understanding company income statements: What is a good profit margin that would make it worthwhile to invest?

I have been learning about how to read and understand a stock company's income statement and using those variables to determine the worth of the stock. My question is, what is a good profit margin for ...
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What's the Bermudian equivalent of USA's W-2 form or Canada's T4?

What can be used as a proof of income, for someone who was born, lives and works in Bermuda? I'm looking for the most official, widely-accepted, and least-manipulatable document.