I noticed this line on the Profit/Loss Statement: “Changes in inventories of finished goods and work in progress”.
Do we need to handle this revenue in any specific way? (Stripping it out, etc)
Or can we just safety ignore it.
It is found in an annual report of manufacturer of copper wires (Tai Sin).
If the change in inventories is positive you have to remove it from the net profit and if it is negative, you have to add it back to the net profit
There is no adjustment to the gross margins because the changes in inventories happen after the gross profit.
I didn’t realised that. The P/L Statement put Change in Inventories first, followed by Cost of Goods.
So the gross margins will be just Revenue less Cost of Goods right? I’ll ignore the Change in Inventories numbers until I wish to see the actual net profits?
I guess, I’ll use a link then.
The picture is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xhpgtljfdsdv0l4/Screenshot%20from%202016-08-24%2001%3A07%3A30.png?dl=0
For gross profit margin just use revenue minus the raw material. As for the changes in inventories just take the figure and minus of from the net profit.