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Income Statement

The income statement reports a company's income or loss for a specific period.  It lists revenues and subtracts from them the period's expenses. A positive balance results in an income and a negative balance indicates a loss.  In the example below revenues of $6,000 minus expenses of $3,000 results in a net income of $3,000. This figure is used on the Statement of Owner's Equity.

Your Business Name 

Income Statement

For Month Ended June 30, 20XX

Revenues

Net sales

$5,000.00

Rental revenue

 

1,000.00

Total revenues

 

$6,000.00

Expenses

Wages expense

$1,500.00

Cost of goods sold

1,000.00

Utilities expense

250.00

Supplies expense

 250.00

Total operating expenses

  3,000.00
Net income/loss $3,000.00

 

There are two formats commonly used to prepare income statements - the single-step and multiple-step. The example above is a single-step income statement. It consists of just two sections: revenues and expenses. Expenses are deducted from revenues in a single-step to find net income or loss.

In a multiple-step income statement, the results of transactions are shown in sections separating operating activities from non-operating activities. In addition, it classifies expenses by function. For example, selling expenses are shown separate from administrative expenses. If the company experienced extraordinary items or discontinued a segment of operations, they are also shown in different sections.

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