Accounting / July 19, 2018 / Pearl Bailey
The cash flow statement is one of the three main financial statements that show the state of a company's financial health, the other two being the balance sheet and income statement. The cash flow statement measures the cash generated or used by a company during a given period. The cash flow statement has three sections - cash flow from operating (CFO), cash flow from investing (CFI), and cash flow from financing activities (CFF). Cash flow from operating activities indicates the amount of cash that a company brings in from its regular business activities or operations. Cash flow from investing activities reflect a company's purchases and sales of capital assets.
For example, assume ABC Corp has a return on investment of $1,000,000, an interest expense of $2,000,000 and average earning assets of $10,000,000. ABC Corp's net interest margin would then be -10%. This reflects the fact that ABC Corp has lost more money due to interest expenses than it's earned from investments. In this case, ABC Corp would have fared better had it used the investment funds to pay off debts rather than to make this investment.
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