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Profit & loss current month?

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 01:27 pm Click here to edit this post
One thing I can't understand is why the current months' sales revenue is a different number in the profit & loss table than in the cash flow table?

If you click the history graph, it shows the same graph in both tables so it should be the same number.

It could be an error because sales revenue is only much lower in the month part of the table, whereas the 'year to date' seem correct.

Or does it all come down to when in the simulation the numbers are calculated?


Monday, September 17, 2012 - 11:18 pm Click here to edit this post
Yep, its always been a bit unclear. different things do process at different times so it looks wrong. Not long ago we were told the simulation would be running more sort of real time to improve these sort of things.

I find you can only really use the graphs for trend analysis. For one, the scales are different on them all so a minute change can appear as big as a multi trillion dollar change.

If you wanted to be a proper anorak then you can download all the data monthly to a spreadsheet to create your own analysis.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 08:58 am Click here to edit this post
The income statement on your corp page utilizes real time expenses and revenues. While the info at the top refers to the previous months analysis. So if you have contracts, or the industry is unpredictable you may not recieve your revenues as the expenses are accrued, however as the following month commences your end of the month income statement is what will become your profit/loss statistic. So even if you don't catch those sales on the income statement they may still happen and cause this confusion.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 10:35 am Click here to edit this post
OK, thx.

That is unfortunate because the calculated cost of raw materials used in the month (and not just the ones that happen to be bough that month) is the true cost of the production.

But I'll look into the options of a download. It just looked to me the first time around that the download includes every single country in the same world, which is a hughe overshoot.

But I suppose there is an option to download data just for one country?


Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 04:12 pm Click here to edit this post
it's hard for me to use that data of current month, prefer last month so i can see the figure of my profit/losses for the current and for the future also

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