TopicSponsor sheet forms.
PostedThu, Sep 05th 2019 10:06 AM
Retained earnings are a little different. Remember the formula for the balance sheet? (Assets = Liabilities + Equity?) If you’ve filled out the rest of your balance sheet template, then you will have only retained earnings left to work with. Therefore, retained earnings are equal to Assets – Liabilities – Contributed Capital.
The balance sheet is basically a report version of the accounting equation also called the balance sheet equation where assets always equation liabilities plus shareholder’s equity. In this way, the balance sheet shows how the resources controlled by the business (assets) are financed by debt (liabilities) or shareholder investments (equity). Investors and creditors generally look at the statement of financial position for insight as to how efficiently a company can use its resources and how effectively it can finance them.