balance sheet


Definition of balance sheet

: a statement of financial condition at a given date

Examples of balance sheet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, the startup is putting its money where its mind is and converting around 25% of its balance sheet, or roughly $2.5 million, into cryptocurrencies. Rey Mashayekhi, Fortune, 16 Sep. 2021 This transition is reflected in Silvergate’s balance sheet. Steven Ehrlich, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 See all adjustments MSC Industrial Direct’s balance sheet here. David Trainer, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 Of course, that debt will likely be renegotiated or rolled over, as Aron and AMC executives have shown a deft hand at managing the company’s balance sheet. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 18 Aug. 2021 Some of the optimism stems from the company’s improving balance sheet. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, 6 Aug. 2021 Funds from the sale will be used to its strengthen the company’s balance sheet and is expected to close later this year or early 2021 depending on regulatory approvals. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 3 Aug. 2021 Credit Suisse ousted its chief risk officer, investment bank head and others and turned to investors for $2 billion in fresh capital to shore up the bank’s balance sheet. Margot Patrick, WSJ, 27 July 2021 That strategy is great for making an oil company’s balance sheet appear greener. Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, 13 July 2021

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First Known Use of balance sheet

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of balance sheet was circa 1771

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12 Oct 2021

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“Balance sheet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of balance sheet

: a statement that shows the financial condition of a company at a particular time by listing the amount of money and property that the company has and the amount of money it owes

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Legal Definition of balance sheet

: a statement of financial condition at a given date

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