The income statement presents information on the financial results of a company’s business activities over a period of time. The income statement communicates how much revenue the company generated during a period and what cost it incurred in connection with generating that revenue.
General Electric Co., consolidated income statement
US$ in millions
|Income statement item||Description||The company|
|Sales of goods and services||Amount, including tax collected from customer, of revenue from satisfaction of performance obligation by transferring promised good or service to customer. Tax collected from customer is tax assessed by governmental authority that is both imposed on and concurrent with specific revenue-producing transaction, including, but not limited to, sales, use, value-added and excise.||General Electric Co.’s sales of goods and services decreased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.|
|Operating earnings||The net result for the period of deducting operating expenses from operating revenues.||General Electric Co.’s operating earnings increased from 2018 to 2019 but then decreased significantly from 2019 to 2020.|
|Earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes||Amount of income (loss) from continuing operations, including income (loss) from equity method investments, before deduction of income tax expense (benefit), and income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest.||General Electric Co.’s earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.|
|Net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company||The portion of profit or loss for the period, net of income taxes, which is attributable to the parent.||General Electric Co.’s net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.|