Preparing Financial Statements and Analysis

Financial Statement Analysis and Uses: Part 2

Course Overview
Financial Statement Analysis and Uses: Part 2 is the second part of a three-part series. The course series is designed for interested parties who must understand how to read, interpret, and analyze financial statements. This course describes in clear, concise, and understandable language the intricacies of financial statements, and their use by investors, creditors, analysts, and other interested parties.

This course series can enhance your chance for success in business and investing by enabling you to profit from the knowledge, insights, and perceptions of professionals who use financial statement analysis tools and techniques on a day-to-day basis. Realistic examples and illustrations of financial statement analysis are widely used in this course series to make the subject matter crystal clear.

Financial Statement Analysis and Uses: Part 2 begins with an overview of financial statement analysis, and continues by explaining analysis of liquidity and activity, analysis of solvency and capital structure, and profitability analysis.



Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the important aspects of financial statement analysis.
  • Compare horizontal analysis and vertical analysis.
  • Identify the basic components of ratio analysis.
  • Identify the limitations of ratio analysis.
  • Recognize different liquidity ratios and how they can be used to compare companies.
  • Compute and interpret liquidity ratios used to analyze a company's ability to pay debt.
  • Compute and interpret activity ratios.
  • Recognize how inventory and receivable factors will affect business analysis and comparisons.
  • Identify different structure ratios used to analyze the capital structure of a company.
  • Recognize operating leverage and financial leverage.
  • Recognize how financing, debt and interest affect company analysis and performance.
  • Recognize and apply key ratios related to profitability.
  • Identify how to compute return on investment (ROI), and how to enhance ROI.
  • Recognize how return on assets can be used to assess management performance.

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Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

Basic Math

Speaker / Author:

Steve Spafford is a CPA with DeltaCPE LLC, a national CPE provider.

Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Windows or Mac OS

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Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $49.90

Details

Course Code : 99DEL39

Release Date : 04/16/2019
Expire Date : 04/16/2021
Credits :
CPE 2.00
QAS 2.00

Length : 1hr 40min
Course Level : Overview
Course Type : Self-Study
Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Accounting

Theme : Preparing Financial Statements and Analysis

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