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Write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

*Select 2 companies in the same industry (for example, the home improvement industry or the candy industry). Use the Internet to find the companies' financial statements. From the financial statements, list the different components from the Stockholder's Equity section. Read the footnotes to the financial statements to see what they disclose about their Stockholder's Equity section. Which parts do they have in common? Is there anything about their Stockholder's Equity that is distinctive to the business? 

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School: UIUC


Stockholders’ Equity
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A company success depends on the availability of its finances to cater for all its
operations (Needles and Powers, 2012). Implementation f new projects and purchase of new
machines into a company maybe a cost to them but if they are expected to yield good returns in
the long run they are considered as fruitful assets. Therefore each company has to keep a record
of their financial progress in form of statements. In the financial statements is where all the
liabilities in form of loans, mortgages and depts. Assets both long and short term such as
investments and stocks as well as bonds are recorded in these statements.
The shareholders equity is calculated from the financial statements by using the liabili...

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