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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.
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pro forma financial statement

A financial statement constructed from projected amounts. A firm might construct a pro forma income statement based on projected revenues and costs for the following year. Likewise, a firm may wish to develop a set of pro forma statements to determine the effect of a projected stock buyback.
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The FASB also plans a project on reporting financial performance, though Lucas said he saw little relationship between the project and the controversy over pro forma statements.
However, pro forma statements are not audited and may not even be reconcilable with financial statements filed with the commission.
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Prior years' financial statements are generally not altered, but pro forma statements are issued to show how the statements would have looked if the new method had been used.
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Analysts routinely project companies' financial statements (called pro forma statements) in order to provide a basis for an estimate of value.
Recently you expressed your view on pro forma statements ("Let's Be Balanced With Pro Forma Earnings," From the President, June 2001).