Balance Sheet: Reporting Stockholder’s Equity
Stockholders’ equity represents the cumulative net contributions by stockholders plus accumulated earnings less dividends. Stockholders’ equity is synonymous with net worth, or net assets (assets less liabilities). This course discusses generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for reporting stockholder’s equity on the balance sheet. It addresses many of the possible actions, such as issuance of preferred and common stock, treasury stock, dividends, retained earnings appropriations, stock splits, and stock warrants. The course is designed to help you navigate components of stockholders’ equity with specific examples to illustrate the application.