• Financial Statement Analysis: How to use financial information to make informed business decisions by Joshua George. ISBN 1920902066 (Softcover)

Instructs users of financial statements how to appraise company performance. The three primary financial statements are explored. The basic tools that analysts use to interpret financial statements are illustrated

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If you are handed a company's financial report and you’re not sure how to assess financial performance, then this book is a must!

Business students and managers at all levels will benefit from using some of the tools and techniques of financial analysts. These tools are clearly explained and illustrated to help you make an informed appraisal of a company's financial performance. This book contains 18 chapters and 155 pages. It was published in 2006. Book size is 210mm x 150mm.

Topics include:

  • Annual reports, the key financial statements and their components
  • Nine things you should know after reviewing financial statements
  • Assessing performance with the analytical techniques: horizontal, vertical, trend and growth analysis
  • Assessing performance using five categories of financial ratios including: profitability, capital structure, liquidity, activity and market value. Fifteen ratios are explained and illustrated
  • The limitations of financial analysis
  • Six worksheets designed to guide you through the process of financial analysis


The table of contents is as follows:
Chapter 1: Annual reports & financial statements
Chapter 2: Statement of financial performance
Chapter 3: Statement of financial position
Chapter 4: Statement of cash flows
Chapter 5: 9 things you should know after reviewing financial statements
Chapter 6: Analytical techniques & financial analysis
Chapter 7: Horizontal analysis
Chapter 8: Vertical analysis
Chapter 9: Trend analysis
Chapter 10: Growth analysis
Chapter 11: Financial ratio analysis
Chapter 12: Profitability ratios (return on assets; return on equity; profit margin) 
Chapter 13: Capital structure ratios (debt ratio; equity ratio; times interest earned)
Chapter 14: Liquidity ratios (current ratio; quick ratio; other measures of liquidity) 
Chapter 15: Activity ratios (receivables turnover; average collection period; days inventory held; inventory turnover
Chapter 16: Market value ratios (dividend yield; earnings per share; price earnings; other indicators) 
Chapter 17: Identifying favourable & unfavourable trends in ratio analysis
Chapter 18: Limitations of financial analysis
Appendices: Putting it all together
Bibliography
Index


Financial Statement Analysis: How to use financial information to make informed business decisions by Joshua George. ISBN 1920902066 (Softcover)

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