Cash flow analysis, also known as cash flow projection, considers all factors that affect incoming and outgoing business cash in order to facilitate accurate analysis and predictions. Individual analyses of key cash components can identify problem areas and help mitigate issues.
Cash Flow Statements Explained
A cash flow statement (CFS) is meant to complement the income statement and balance sheet. The CFS includes:
- Company sources and uses of cash.
- Beginning and ending cash values during a specified period.
- Combined total change in cash from all sources and uses of cash.