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Financial Statement Analysis: Applications

Analyst can apply  financial analysis tools and techniques to evaluate the past and future financial performance, assess credit risk, and screen potential equity investments.Important concepts such as assessing credit quality, and analyst adjustments to financial statements  in order to make them comparable with other companies’ reports form part of the applications of Financial Statement Analysis.

Non-Current Long Term Liabilities

Non-current liabilities affect a company’s liquidity and solvency and have consequences for its long-term growth and viability. In this lesson, we will learn about long-term liabilities such as bonds, leases, and pension plans, and how they impact financial statements.

Accounting for Income Taxes

A company’s accounting policies (such as depreciation choices, and valuation of assets) can cause differences in taxes reported in financial statements and taxes reported on tax returns. In this lesson “Income Taxes” we will learn about several issues relating to deferred taxes.

Long-lived Assets

Long-lived assets refer to the long term assets that include property, plant and equipment (PPE), natural resources, intangible assets, and financial assets.

Robert Merton Lecture Notes on Finance Theory (Downloadable PDFs)

The classic lecture notes on Finance Theory of Nobel Laureate, Dr. Robert C. Merton, have been donated by Dr. Merton for the use of PRMIA members and can be freely downloaded from PRMIA website. The need has never been greater for highly trained risk managers in both the private and public sectors of the global

Introduction to Transfer Pricing

An overview of what transfer pricing is and how it affects companies of various sizes and industries. It provides examples of intercompany transactions, an overview of U.S. rules and penalties, compliance information and more.

Building a Marketing Budget

Irrespective of whether you are a big corporation or a small start-up, your marketing efforts will determine how much your market grows. It is critical therefore to be prudent about where you put your marketing dollars. If the going is good, it’s important your consumers know about your deals and choose you over other products.

Is Debt Good or Bad for Business?

Equity or debt? All businesses that need financing will do so in these two forms. There are however some large companies that have managed to totally become debt-free. Some examples are Google, Amazon, and Apple. When you hear that these companies have no debt, it sounds like a great deal. But is it really that

Three Finance Concepts Every Manager Should Know

Here’s the thing. You’re doing great in your career and by looking at your performance your boss has promoted you to be the manager for your unit. You’ve got a great salary hike but it has also resulted in a whole lot of added responsibility. Now, you’re not just an employee who had to prove

Liquidity Ratios and Cash Conversion Cycle – Video Summary

In the previous articles we learned about the key liquidity ratios (current ratio, quick ratio, cash ratio, and defensive interval ratio), and the Cash Conversion Cycle. The following video from Bionic Turtle provides a summary of all these liquidity ratios along with examples.