Cash flow is the flow of real money. It is when money comes in and when money comes out of your bank balance and/or wallet - not ‘invoice’ money but real hard cash money.
There’s a difference between making a sale and cash flow.
SALES does not always = CASH IN
Because you can make a sale and deliver the item (for example, selling a pineapple for $1) without receiving any money until later on.
At the point of this sale, you have $1 in ‘invoice’ money, but not real hard cash money.
With cash flow, you’ll see when that $1 comes it. With profit or loss (aka Statement of Comprehensive Income), you’ll see that $1 at the point when you’ve made the sale - without receiving the money.