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Statement of Financial Position, Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

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The statement of financial position provides creditors, investors, and analysts with information on company's resources (assets) and its sources of capital (its equity and liabilities). It normally also provides information about the future earnings capacity of a company's assets as well as an indication of cash flows that may come from receivables and inventories.

Liabilities represents obligations of a company arising from past events, the settlement of which is expected to result in an outflow of economic benefits from the entity.

Comcast Corp., Consolidated Statement of Financial Position, Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

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Source: Comcast Corp., Annual Reports
Item Description The company
Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors Carrying value as of the balance sheet date of liabilities incurred (and for which invoices have typically been received) and payable to vendors for goods and services received that are used in an entity's business. Used to reflect the current portion of the liabilities (due within one year or within the normal operating cycle if longer). Comcast Corp.'s accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Current liabilities Total obligations incurred as part of normal operations that are expected to be paid during the following twelve months or within one business cycle, if longer. Comcast Corp.'s current liabilities increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Noncurrent liabilities Total obligations incurred as part of normal operations that is expected to be repaid beyond the following twelve months or one business cycle. Comcast Corp.'s noncurrent liabilities increased from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly declined from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.
Total liabilities Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all liabilities that are recognized. Liabilities are probable future sacrifices of economic benefits arising from present obligations of an entity to transfer assets or provide services to other entities in the future. Comcast Corp.'s total liabilities increased from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly declined from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.
Total Comcast Corporation shareholders' equity Total of all Stockholders' Equity (deficit) items, net of receivables from officers, directors owners, and affiliates of the entity which are attributable to the parent. The amount of the economic entity's stockholders' equity attributable to the parent excludes the amount of stockholders' equity which is allocable to that ownership interest in subsidiary equity which is not attributable to the parent (noncontrolling interest, minority interest). Comcast Corp.'s total Comcast Corporation shareholders' equity increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Total equity Total of Stockholders' Equity (deficit) items, net of receivables from officers, directors owners, and affiliates of the entity including portions attributable to both the parent and noncontrolling interests (previously referred to as minority interest), if any. The entity including portions attributable to the parent and noncontrolling interests is sometimes referred to as the economic entity. Comcast Corp.'s total equity increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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