Income statement, also called profit and loss statement (P&L) and Statement of Operations, is a company's financial statement that indicates how the revenue (money received from the sale of products and services before expenses are taken out, also known as the "top line") is transformed into the net income (the result after all revenues and expenses have been accounted for, also known as the "bottom line"). The purpose of the income statement is to show managers and investors whether the company made or lost money during the period being reported.
The important thing to remember about an income statement is that it represents a period of time. This contrasts with the balance sheet, which represents a single moment in time.
Charitable organizations that are required to publish financial statements do not produce an income statement. Instead, they produce a similar statement that reflects funding sources compared against program expenses, administrative costs, and other operating commitments.
- INCOME STATEMENT BOND LLC -
For the year ended DECEMBER 31 2007
GROSS PROFIT (including rental income) 496,397
BANK & CREDIT CARD FEES 144
LEGAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 1,575
PRINTING, POSTAGE & STATIONERY 320
RENTAL MORTGAGES AND FEES 74,400
TOTAL EXPENSES (194,512)
NET INCOME 301,885