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A financial projection based on assumptions. Also, refers to a statement of income and balance sheets that exclude non-recurring items.
Pro Forma Financial Statement
A financial statement that a company prepares to consider the effects of a potential activity. For example, if a company is considering acquiring another, it may prepare a pro forma financial statement to estimate what effect the acquisition would have on its own financial circumstances. A pro forma financial statement can be part of the risk analysis of a situation. See also: Due diligence.
pro formaprescribing a set form or procedure. For instance, a pro forma invoice may be sent to a customer in advance of a transaction to facilitate paperwork, or a pro forma projected SOURCES AND USES OF FUNDS STATEMENT may be constructed to show the bank manager the anticipated future financial situation as a basis for negotiating a short-term LOAN.
See pro forma statement.