VALUE ADDED STATEMENTS
Are intended to show how much wealth or value has been created by the company’s operations and how the wealth has been shared out to interested groups e.g. shareholders, investors in debt capital, employees, government and the amount retained for re-investment. The value added statement exhibits:
The difference between the purchase cost of external material and services and the selling prices of the company goods and services is the value/wealth created by the company itself. This is termed to as value added. Value added statements can provide additional information to senior managers to help them in comparing performance of different divisions.