There's a pattern I often see on companies balance sheets that I don't understand. The company will fail to generate a profit for the year, however their equity (assets - liabilities) increases.
I'll use the company CrowdStrike Holdings (CRWD) as an example. They had -$234 million net income for 2021.
However their equity increased from $871 million in 2020, to $1.04 billion in 2021.
Are there ways other than net income to increase equity? Or are there ways a company can make money that doesn't count toward net income (like maybe selling shares)?