PROFIT AND LOSS STATEMENT Definition

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PROFIT AND LOSS STATEMENT (P&L) is also known as an income statement. It shows your business revenue and expenses for a specific period of time. The difference between the total revenue and the total expense is your business net income. A key element of this statement, and one that distinguishes it from a balance sheet, is that the amounts shown on the statement represent transactions over a period of time while the items represented on the balance sheet show information as of a specific date (or point in time).

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FACTORY OVERHEAD is the costs of operating a factory which cannot be assigned directly to a specific department or product.

Adjustments will vary dependent upon how the company accounts for its revenue and exceptional transactions. Enter the amount for "Adjustments to Gross Sales", or its equivalent, as reported in the company's financial reporting document in 1,000's. Enter a zero for no adjustments.

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