Nasty numbers — 8 red flags to watch out for in your financial statements
Abstract: Financial statements show not only where a construction company is financially, but also where it’s going. Contractors who work with their financial advisors to analyze their statements can often catch problems early on — before they turn into bigger issues. This article lists eight red flags contractors should look out for when reading their next statement, including declining equipment value, significant liability changes, and an increasing ratio of general and administrative expenses to profits. A sidebar offers a glossary of several key financial statement terms.