Bird’s Eye View of the Income Statement

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast! In today’s episode, we will take a stab on the income statement, the first part of the three you can read in an annual report or 10ks. This will be a lengthy episode but we promise you it will be a fruitful one! Now listen on as we breakdown to you each line item of the income statement. Let’s go!

Timestamps of the episode:

-Why does the income statement matter? But first diving into what a financial statement really is [02:00]

-What is an income statement and how it is structured? [05:18]

-Taking a bite on revenues, what is it and what it means with Apple, Starbucks and Netflix as an example. [09:28]

-Shifting to earnings as to what they are and how it differs to revenues. [16:56]

-What to look for in revenues and making sense its breakdowns. [21:58]

-Operating income/expenses, the pure profit of a business. [27:42]

-Interest income/expenses, the boon for companies with heavy debt. [35:40]

-How to process a lot of this information as a beginner investor. [39:00]

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

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