Cash flow statements are an extremely useful but often overlooked tool among business owners.
If calculated properly, and implemented correctly, the information you learn from a cash flow statement (CFS) can show in detail the steps that need to be taken in order to boost efficiency, increase sales, and cut costs down dramatically.
A cash flow statement is a detailed record of how much capital is flowing in and out of a business. The types of capital accounted for in the statement include both cash, and cash equivalents such as assets and investments, which will be explored later on.
The most effective cash flow statements detail exactly where and how much specific streams of capital is flowing to or away from. The information gathered in this report will show clearly how your business can save thousands, increase profits, and boost the efficiency of your core operations and management strategies.
The flow of cash in and out of a company is most accurately calculated after taking into account capital lost and generated through through three main channels: core operations, investments, and financing. Each must be broken down and separated into many individual parts in order for an accurate calculation can be made.
Here are the calculations that need to be made within these three components in order to get the most accurate cash flow statement possible:
Once all these calculations are put together and put into standard CFS format like this example here, money gained and lost from each component will be immediately clear, with the end result being your business’s ending cash balance, which is the amount of “free cash” your business has after all types of expenses and assets are audited.
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