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What Is A Cash Flow Statement ?

The cash flow statement provides a summary of the firm's operating, investment and financing cash flows and reconciles them with changes in its cash and marketable securities during the period of concern. The cash flow statement is sometimes called a source and use statement. This statement will reveal whether or not the cash generated by the business is enough to pay the principle and interest on the financing required to buy the business.

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