Business segment reporting

Business segment reporting

Reporting the results of the separate divisions or subsidiaries of a business.

Line-of-Business Reporting

A convention some companies use in their financial statements in which they report information by sector. For example, a single publicly-traded company that engages in agriculture, mining, and manufacturing may report revenue, sales, and profits/losses for each field individually. This allows a company to show its investors what parts of the company are performing better relative to the others. It also prevents one sector that is overperforming or underperforming from unduly influencing a financial statement.
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As a controller within GE Capital, Masiello held a series of positions within its divisions responsible for preparing business segment reporting.
RPM experienced balanced growth between its two operating segments, with the industrial business segment reporting an increase of one percent over last year's first quarter results, and the consumer business segment reporting an increase of more than two percent over the same period last year, according to the company.
In the short term, he says executives must deal with FASB Statement 131 on business segment reporting and must continue to find shareholder value, which he calls "the driver in all our businesses." Now and for the long term, he thinks the intense speed of globalization - and setting standards to deal with it - are a major concern.
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