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Subject:  Re: Finding Quarter 4 #'s for Companies...... Date:  5/29/2000  12:42 AM
Author:  MattFoley Number:  1105 of 3984

For the income statement, if they don't break down the Q4 numbers from the FY numbers, you have to do it yourself. Just take the Q3 10-Q and subtract the 9-month period IS from the FY IS.

The balance sheet is a static picture of their books. Whatever cash, debt, A/R, etc. a company has at the time the 10-K is published is what you use.

The Cash Flow Statement is presented in year-to-date format. Like the income statement, if you want to find out what happened in only Q4, you have to subtract Q3's numbers from the 10-K.

Marv >>>>>


Thanks SO much for the above reply. I had tried doing to the BALANCE sheet what you had said above about the INCOME S. And of course the numbers didnt come out right. But now I know, on the balance sheet, those are the numbers to use for Q4.

Thanks again.
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