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In general, how does the income statement help satisfy the objectives of financial reporting?

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Explain the manner in which the income statement helps in satisfying the objectives of the financial reporting.

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Income statement: The financial statement which reports revenues and expenses from business operations and the result of those operations as net income or net loss for a particular time period is referred to as income statement.

In general, the income statement helps to satisfy the objectives of the financial reporting by:

  • Providing the significant information about the financial performance of the company to the investors, lenders, and other stakeholders.
  • Providing information about the net income of the company.
  • Evaluating the financial performance by assessing the amounts, timing, and uncertainty of future net cash inflows.

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