Investors generally like to see that current assets are greater than current liabilities by a comfortable margin. (To be conservative, they often exclude inventory from current assets when they do this comparison). This shows that the company probably won't suffer a cash shortage during the next year, which could force it to issue new stocks or bonds to survive.
This sample balance sheet leaves something out -- it makes it look like Assets - Liabilities = Equity, just by the definition of equity. A real balance sheet has to show how equity has actually been "built up" over the years, from stock sales and retained earnings. It then verifies that Assets really does equal Liabilities plus Equity, which is a slightly more confusing form of the same equation.
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