Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making, 5th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1118128168
ISBN 13: 978-1-11812-816-9

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Financial Statements - Questions - Page 27: 15


Assets are the resources owned by a business. Liabilities are the amounts owed to creditors in the form of debts and other obligations. Stockholders’ equity is the owners’ claim to assets.

Work Step by Step

Stockholder's equity is affected by the following items: a. Issue of new common stock b. New income or loss for the period of accounting.
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