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How is minority interest accounted for when calculating net income

Reading around, I found that minority interest is defined as interest in a company controlled by a company other than the parent company. Does that mean that anytime a company A becomes a shareholder ...
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Is there public information indicating that a company is multinational?

I’m in transfer pricing and I’m wondering if there are any filings that indicate that a company is multinational? If so, is there any information on the number of subsidiaries the multinational ...
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What is the meaning of writing off loss as goodwill by an impairment charges?

AMC has released on June 3rd a preliminary report of their Q1 for 2020. In that report they outline: Net Loss for the first quarter of 2020 to be between $2,117.3 million and $2,417.3 million, based ...
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Does HSBC publish a balance sheet for each of its branch in US, UK and HK?

So HSBC is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. I can only find one report/balance sheet for every fiscal period (quarterly and ...
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What is period end basic number of $0.50 ordinary shares outstanding?

I was checking HSBC 2020 Q1 earnings release's balance sheet, and under share count, the first line says "period end basic number of $0.50 ordinary shares outstanding." I believe that the first line ...
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Debt-equity Ratio & Current Ratio Relationship

I’m not understanding the current ratio and debt to equity ratio. I thought the current ratio is assets/liabilities And debt to equity is well, debt/equity. What doesn’t make sense is how can a ...
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How to find total equity from balance sheet of a company?

I was looking for balance sheet of a company to know about it's total assets, liabilities and equity price. I tried apply basic formula to get equity, which is 'Assets = Liabilities + Equity'. But, ...
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How will craftily increasing Goodwill (by decreasing Assets) make your Income Statement look better?

I try read Balance Sheets for investing, and I thought of this trick. What company directors can do is: they can say, you know, we need to write these assets down. We need to mark them down actually. ...
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How do you find the earnings deficit ? Is it on a balance sheet?

When evaluating a security using Graham's Defensive Investing Criteria he says that a company shouldn't have any earnings deficit for the last 10 years (reference, revenue deficit definition). That is ...
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Why does Apple issue new common stock every year (even though it has enough cash)?

Apple has so much cash. It really doesn’t have to raise additional capital yet every single year it issues new common stock. Why is that?
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Is my HOA's balance sheet healthy?

I'm purchasing a condo and trying to evaluate if the association is financially healthy. Are there any red flags in this balance sheet or income statement? There are 200 units and utilities are ...
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How to know when did company made its quarterly balance sheet public?

I want to analyze historical P/E ratio of companies. I can get balance sheets from sites like moneycontrol, but from which date should I use the data from a particular balance sheet? Like if Sept'19 ...
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Video/Article of someone going through a company's balance sheet? [closed]

I'm basically looking for a (rough) financial analysis of a company. I'd prefer a bank, but if it's an insurance company or a corporate it's fine, too. I know I can read up on the different ...
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Depreciation question from Benjamin Graham book

I am reading The Interpretation of Financial Statements by Benjamin Graham. Ch. VI, Depreciation and Depletion contains the following wording: When property is retired its gross value is deducted ...
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Should Balance Sheet short term notes payable include interest

Super simple example: You take a loan out in January of $50,000. $10,000 principal + $1,000 interest of the loan will be due back over the course of the 12 months ending the year If you were making ...
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Where on the balance sheet do I find these items? [closed]

I am preparing for an interview for a banking role (on the tech side, but with exposure to business aspects), and have found out some questions I might be asked, wrt to where on the balance sheet the ...
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Accounting Question - Combining Vertical Analysis with Horizontal Analysis of financial statements?

Firstly I understand the concept of vertical analysis (representing line items as percentage of either total asset or revenue), and horizontal analysis (calculating the year-on-year changes or %...
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Pass through entity’s year start balance

I am the owner of a single-member LLC and am taxed as a pass through entity. At the beginning of the year is a pass through entity’s cash balance always considered $0 with respect to a balance sheet? ...
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Is a stock considered a “liquid asset”?

Is stock on the NYSE or NASDAQ normally considered a "liquid asset" on a balance sheet?
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What motivates Revlon's negative sharedholder's equity?

I am looking at Revlon's 10K and see stockholder's equity is negative.What motivates Revlon's negative stockholder equity? Why does it make sense for them to operate like this?
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Why do the balance sheets of some large firms not balance?

I'm working my way through some accounting textbook and struggling to understand why some balance sheets on Yahoo Finance don't balance, as in: total assets - total liabilities != total shareholders ...
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What does it mean on a 10-K balance sheet when a field is blank for a single year?

I am looking at a corporate balance sheet in a 10-K for Chipotle and the line for Long term investments is $125b for 2016, but blank for 2017. What does it mean when a company doesn't list this info ...
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Is there any resource that provides a list of the most used/common components of the different statements (e.g. balance sheet) of an annual report? [closed]

I am looking for a resource that provides a list of a "perfect": statement of financial position (balance sheet) statement of earnings statement of cash flow containing components (e.g. for the ...
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Terminology question about chart of accounts, general ledger [closed]

I'm trying to learn the correct terminology for the place where I see ALL the "accounts" AND their balances in an accounting app. I use QuickBooks and if I want to see all of this, I click "Chart of ...
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GnuCash Loan and Credit Card showing as debits

Setup GnuCash 2.6.12 Ubuntu 16 $10,000 loan from external party (Brandon) In the official GnuCash documentation, it states that: GnuCash treats account types Credit Card and Liability the same. ...
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What does “gold reserves” on a gold mining company's balance sheet mean?

From a Reuters article: On Wednesday, [Newmont Mining Corp] reported gold reserves of 68.5 million ounces for 2017, unchanged from 2016, as it replaced reserves through exploration, projects, ...
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Bank - bad loan provision & bad debt written off [closed]

I am doing financial health analysis for banks. The health checks involved are: Bad Loan provisions > actual Bad Debts written off ? I check across financial statements, there are 3 related fields: ...
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Meaning of negative stockholder equity [duplicate]

In McDonald's 2016 annual report Balance Sheet, it shows Total Liabilities is greater than Total Assets. So it's Total Stockholder's Equity appears to be negative, with these fields reported as ...
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Debt to asset ratio calculation

When try to calculate debt-to-asset ratio, I came across different formulas. There are: Total debt divided by total asset, where Total debt = short-term debt + long-term debt from Balance Sheet. ...
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What does negative Total Equity mean in McDonald's balance sheet?

What does negative Total Equity mean in McDonald's balance sheet? Please refer to https://finance.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3AMCD&fstype=ii&ei=3ZDCWaDdFcyauATPnb6wBg For "Total Equity" row, ...
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Where should Accumulated deprecation appear on my personal balance sheet?

Looking at my balance sheet that my accountant prepared, and he has listed the depreciation of my property as follows Non Current Liabilities Provisions Accum Dep'n Property ...
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How do you set up current year bookkeeping based on previous year balance sheet and profit and loss items?

I'm setting up this year's accounting ledger for a sole proprietorship. It used to be done by CPAs in the past but I decided it's time to bite the bullet and start doing it myself. All is going well,...
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UK companies house - what can I glean from an abbreviated balance sheet?

I am trying to research someone who wants to do business with me. UK companie's house does not seem to have a profit & loss on file, just an abbreviated balance sheet? I removed the company umber,...
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Credit card expenses showing as Liabilities in QuickBooks

I have a business and I have a company credit card. I have linked this card with my QuickBooks online account. When I pull a "balance sheet comparison" report for the year, it is showing an amount in ...
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How to find a public company's balance sheet and income statement?

In the U.S., if a company's stock is publicly traded, it is legally required to file public financial disclosures to Securities and Exchange Commission. How can I find the balance sheet and income ...
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Where to get balance sheet and income statement info for many companies? [closed]

Is there a way to get raw data of balance sheets and income statements for many companies at once? What I would like to do it scan many tickers at once to see which have low p/e and current/cash ...
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How does a public company turn shares into cash?

Once a company starts trading publicly, how do they turn shares into cash that they can then use to grow their business? From what I've read so far, it seems that pre-IPO an investment bank ...
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How to read a balance sheet to determine if a company has enough money to keep paying their employees?

I heard today while listening to an accounting podcast that a balance sheet (or maybe it was a cash-flow document) can be used to determine if a company has enough money to pay its employees. Since ...
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What is the math behind Buffett's 2015 Per-Share Investments figure for Berkshire Hathaway?

Multiplying the $159,794 figure by 1.6m shares gets me $262,541,542,000.00. Here's what I did to try and reproduce that figure (amounts in millions): My attempt Which is about 10 billion dollars off....
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Change In Cash and Cash Equivalents (cash flow) vs Cash And Cash Equivalents (balance sheet)

Goal: Figure out why Change In Cash and Cash Equivalents on the cash flow statement does not equal change in Cash And Cash Equivalents on the balance sheet. Example: Stock: DEO Period Ending: 6/...
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How to Create Personal Balance Sheet and Budget Plan for Several Accounts

I think the idea suggested in book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind that using several bank accounts to handle money is a good idea. So I opened a few bank accounts and tried to create my personal ...
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How do you compare the sales of a company like Coca Cola against another company like JPMorgan Chase to figure out the best investment opportunity?

I am wondering how to compare companies from the sales perspective. If I take a look into the balance sheet of Coca Cola) and take a look at the sales, they are pretty clear to understand. If I take ...
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Balance sheet, what does the number behind intangible assets mean?

Simple question, if a companies balance sheet shows it has intangible assets of 30,000, does this mean that the company has earned $30,000 by selling lets say software licenses, or the value of that ...
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Restated financial statements versus the original

Is there any reason you would want to look into the original statements if you have the restated available?
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Few questions related to Balance sheet and Income Statement? [closed]

1.) Lets say I have Assets = 100 Liabilities = 50 Share holders equity = 50. Assets = Liabilities + Shareholders equity satisfies. Now at the end of the year say I have net Income of 20. My ...
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How does writing off a bad debt affect the balance sheet?

I was reading an article about financial statements, and I came across the term "Bad Debt" which falls under the category of unusual expenses on an income statement. Some companies just write off a ...
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Fundamentals Look Great, What Now? [closed]

So after days of fundamental analysis on hunderds of stocks, I've narrowed it down to three that seem really good. Their margins are good, ratios are good, EPS and P/E are good, etc. What is the next ...
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Most effective Fundamental Analysis indicators for market entry

I am new to Fundamental Analysis. I purchased a few books on the subject which has proven valuable but time consuming. I was wondering if anyone with more experience than myself can recommend the ...
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Why does ExxonMobil's balance sheet show more liabilities than assets?

In analyzing balance sheet of ExxonMobile, based off of Yahoo Finance report, we run into the following figures for the year: Current Assets: 51,647,000 Total Liabilities: 175,592,000 Now Current ...