How to Calculate Additional Investment in Stockholders' Equity

How to Calculate Additional Investment in Stockholders' Equity
A company receives additional investment money by selling stock to investors.

Step 1

Obtain a company’s balance sheets for two consecutive accounting periods from its 10-Q quarterly filings or from its 10-K annual filings. You can get these filings from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR online database or from the investor relations section of the company’s website.

Step 2

Find the amount of the company’s total paid-in capital, listed in the Stockholders’ Equity section of the most recent balance sheet. For example, assume the company’s most recent balance sheet shows $500,000 in total paid-in capital.

Step 3

Identify the amount of total paid-in capital, listed on the previous period’s balance sheet. In this example, assume the previous period’s balance sheet shows $400,000 in total paid-in capital.

Step 4

Subtract the previous period’s total paid-in capital from the most recent period’s total paid-in capital to calculate the additional investment from stockholders. In this example, subtract $400,000 from $500,000 to get $100,000 in additional investment.