Read Your Financial Statements Like A Banker
Let's face it - financial statements aren't the most fascinating things to read. Unless, that is, you're a banker. Your balance sheet and income statement tell a banker more about your business than you may think. Whether you're applying for a new loan, renewing a line of credit, or submitting your financials because your loan agreement requires it, you need to know what goes on in your banker's head when reading your financial statements. Fundamentally, a lender cares about three things: Performance (including profitability and good management practices); Liquidity; Leverage.