What is the Balance Sheet

The Balance Sheet is a snapshot of a company's financial condition at a single point in time. It has three parts, they are of the following:

  • Assets
  • Liabilities
  • Shareholders' Equity

Assets are listed in order of liquidity followed by Liabilities. The difference between Assets and Liabilities is Shareholders' Equity. Shareholders' Equity is also known as Total Equity or Book Value. The Balance Sheet will tell us whether the company will survive a recession. We are looking for a "Fortress Balance Sheet".

 

Ratios and Equations

 

Example

Balance Sheet for Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Balance Sheet
Source: Google Finance

 

My Financial Analysis of Stocks

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    Posted Mar 2, 2022, 3:08 PM by Intelligent Investor
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    Posted Feb 26, 2022, 11:04 PM by Intelligent Investor
  • Swapped Disney (DIS) for more Paramount Global (PARA) A couple of months ago, we sold most of our shares in Disney (DIS) in exchange for Paramount Global (PARA), formerly known as ViacomCBS (VIAC). Unfortunately for us, we had ...
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  • Buying the Dip in ViacomCBS (VIAC) and Sold Pfizer (PFE) A very big opportunity came today to buy ViacomCBS (VIAC) at a ridiculously low price. Unfortunately we had to sell Pfizer (PFE). Pfizer has been a big disappointment for us ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2021, 12:09 AM by Intelligent Investor
  • Accumulating ViacomCBS (VIAC) We believe there is a greater opportunity in ViacomCBS (VIAC). We have been accumulating the stock for the past year. Our analysis is a mere common sense. During the course ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2021, 5:25 PM by Intelligent Investor
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