Consolidating balance sheets template
The ending balance in their Investments in Associates account at year end is 515,000.
This represents a 15,000 increase from their investment cost.
It's called a balance sheet because the two sides balance out.
This makes sense: a company has to pay for all the things it has (assets) by either borrowing money (liabilities) or getting it from shareholders (shareholders' equity).
Thus, Phoenix’s retained earnings for the year is 50,000. Learn accounting fundamentals and how to read financial statements with CFI's free online accounting classes.
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