Income statement template

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What is an income statement?

An income statement sets out your company income versus expenses, to help calculate profit. You’ll sometimes see income statements called a profit and loss statement (P&L), statement of operations, or statement of earnings.

Income statements can be created to analyze and compare business performance over a month, a quarter or a year, and are an effective tool to review cash flow and predict future business performance.

Smart business owners use income statements alongside other key financial documents, like the balance sheet and cash flow statement, to check up on and improve the health of their businesses.

What is an income statement

Download an income statement template.

Basic income statement

Download your free simple income statement in Excel. Customize and plug in your business numbers, to make analyzing your company performance easy.

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Traditional income statement

This single step income statement is perfect for small businesses and sole proprietorships. Get your free template here, add your branding and create a tailor-made financial statement for your business.

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See an example of a income statement

Multi-step income statement

Use the free template to create your multiple step income statement in Excel, and get an in depth report of your net business profit or loss.

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Income statement format.

Revenue, also called sales or business income, includes money received for the sale of the company’s goods or services.
Expenses, commonly referred to as operating expenses, are costs the company incurs related to sales. These might include the cost of goods for resale, property rental, and the price of consumables like printer ink and stamps.
You can calculate your business profit or loss by subtracting the expenses incurred from your revenue. If the number is positive, you have a net profit. If it’s negative, your business has made a loss in that period.
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Income statement formula.

The single step income statement formula is:
Total Revenues - Total Expenses = Net Income

An income statement compares company revenue against expenses to determine the net income of the business.

Subtract operating expenses from business income to see your net profit or loss. If revenues are higher than total business expenses, you’re making a profit. If your business expenses over the period being examined were higher than your income, the company has made a loss.

This calculation is useful for business owners and investors as it shows the net profitability of a business, and how efficient a company is at generating net income.

Income statements give a snapshot view of business performance - create a monthly, quarterly or annual statement, which you can analyze and compare to performance over the same period in previous years.

Income statement formula

How to create the profit and loss statement template?

Choose the time period.
Choose the time period used to generate the income statement - this could be a month, a quarter or a year, for example.
Add revenue and expenses.
Input your business income and expenditure numbers.
Add or remove line items as necessary.
Make sure the income statement fits your business by adding and removing line items as you go. Add a line where needed, or you can also easily delete lines from the template as required.
Double check the formulas.
Confirm that the formulas are working as intended.


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