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Restatement

The release of a previously issued financial statement amended with new information. For example, if a company issues a profit-loss statement and then discovers new information that affects the statement, it may amend the profit-loss statement to reflect the new information. When it releases this to the public, the company is said to make a restatement.

restatement

The altered presentation of a portion or all of an earlier financial statement. For example, a firm may issue a restatement of its previously published balance sheet and income statement because it has discovered some heretofore unknown information that should have been included on it.