What Is An Income Statement (IS)?

Patrick Curtis

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An Income Statement is one of the three financial statements that are used to value a company and to show inflows and outflows of value. The Income Statement lists all operational costs of the business as well as any income. It is always for a period of time (i.e. 1 year).

Some examples of items included on the income statement are:

  • Revenue
  • Cost of Goods Sold
  • Research & Development
  • Depreciation & Amortization
  • Earnings Per Share

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Patrick Curtis

Patrick Curtis is a member of WSO Editorial Board which helps ensure the accuracy of content across top articles on Wall Street Oasis. He has experience in investment banking at Rothschild and private equity at Tailwind Capital along with an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He is also the founder and current CEO of Wall Street Oasis. This content was originally created by member WallStreetOasis.com and has evolved with the help of our mentors.