Bird’s Eye View of the Balance sheet

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast! Today’s episode will be another bird’s eye view of the last main segment of an annual report or 10k which is the balance sheet! Looked upon as the most boring section among the three but there is more than meets the eye! Listen on as we discussed how important it is and how it drives the value of a business forward.

Timestamps of the episodes:

-Why should you care about the balance sheet in the first place? [02:13]

-Terms to note in looking at a company’s balance sheet. [04:04]

-Assets and liquidity go hand in hand. [06:36]

-How everything balances out in the balance sheet and why it can be confusing at first. [13:20]

-Two things investor should focus on the most in reading a balance sheet. [17:27]

-Three ways businesses drive value using their balance sheet. [23:17]

-The best balance sheet among the three businesses discussed. Spoiler alert: its a fruit. [25:25]

Note: Timestamps may differ and are approximate, depending on your podcast player.

Book mentioned in the show- Financial Statements: A Step-By-Step Guide to Understanding and Creating Financial Reports by Thomas Ittelson

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