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You are considering an investment in a new start-up company, Giraffe Inc., an Internet service provider. A review of the company’s financial statements reveals a negative retained earnings. In addition, it appears as though the company has been running a negative cash flow from operating activities since the company’s inception. How is the company staying in business under these circumstances? Could this be a good investment?

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Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124

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Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124
Chapter 16, Problem 4CP
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You are considering an investment in a new start-up company, Giraffe Inc., an Internet service provider. A review of the company’s financial statements reveals a negative retained earnings. In addition, it appears as though the company has been running a negative cash flow from operating activities since the company’s inception.

Chapter 16, Problem 4CP, You are considering an investment in a new start-up company, Giraffe Inc., an Internet service How is the company staying in business under these circumstances? Could this be a good investment?

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Determine the company stays under the circumstance of running a negative cash flow, also explain is Incorporation G a good investment.

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Statement of cash flows: Statement of cash flow is a financial statement that shows the cash and cash equivalents of a company for a particular period of time. It shows the net changes in cash, by reporting the sources and uses of cash as a result of operating, investing, and financing activities of a company.

  • • The start-up companies usually have negative operating cash flows and negative retained earnings. The negative retained earnings are occurred due to the losses from high-startup expenses. The negative operating cash flows are usually occurred when the company spent for the growth of the next period. Since growth requires cash and it should be financed with cash.
  • • The establishing company always faces problems in spending cash today for the growth of next period...

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