Balance sheet forecasts are also called the balance sheet projection. It is a forecast of the predicted financial condition of a business at a certain point in the future, based on the balance sheet. Within it, forecasts for liquidity, cash flows, solvency, equity and working capital can be obtained and assessed. The balance sheet forecast is especially valuable because of its ability to forecast working capital. By understanding how working capital is going to look in the future, executives can take action to improve cash flow. The balance sheet often serves as a basis for subsequent forecasts and is also used by prospective investors who are deciding whether to invest or not as a way to mitigate their risk.
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