CATEGORY TYPE: Finance & Accounting

COURSE NAME:Advanced Financial Analysis Skills


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INTRODUCTION:

 

The purpose of this advanced program is to provide you with an analytical framework and practical tools to analyze and exploit information in corporate financial statements.

The analytical framework for the program involves analyzing and linking six elements:

  • Competitive dynamics within an industry
  • Firm strategy
  • Accounting and financial reporting quality
  • Financial analysis using accounting and economic techniques.
  • Forecasting future earnings and cash flows
  • Decision-making (such as firm valuation and other types of financial decisions)

The program demonstrates and applies this analytical framework and a wide array of practical tools in order to emphasize the use of financial accounting information in equity valuation and other financial decision-making contexts. We will also examine the issues that corporate managers face as they design and implement financial reporting strategies, increasing your abilities to detect and undo the effects of earnings management. The framework and tools developed in this program are intended to enhance your analytical skills if you are interested in using financial statements in decision-making, particularly equity valuation.

OUTLINE:

 

Unit 1

A Framework for Business Analysis and Valuation using Financial Statement

Information - Fundamental Analysis

  • The framework and hierarchy of financial analysis; operating , financial , and investment analysis
  • Economic consequences of accounting numbers, thorough analysis of the information content of the Income statement, balance sheet, Cash flow statement.
  • Introduction to the use of accounting numbers in valuation and credit decisions, the effect of operating cash flow and earnings per share on company value
  • Evidence on the impact of earnings on stock prices, EPS with Stock prices
  • The relation between accounting and strategy, the impact of the marketing strategy on profit margin and sales growth for example
  • Introduction to financial analysis tools, the ratio analysis using financial statements -and using external non financial statement analysis as economic growth rates
  • Application and interpretation of financial analysis tools, horizontal analysis versus vertical analysis

Unit 2

Ratios Analysis, Cash Flows Analysis, Accounting Adjustments, and Forecasting Financial Statements

  • Financial statement ratios; liquidity, Solvency, activity, Debt, profitability, market ratios
  • The statement of cash flows and cash flow analysis tools; the concept of cash flow adequacy ratios
  • Using key financial ratios as ROI, ROCE, EBIT MARGINS,EBITDA
  • Developing forecasts and building financial statement forecasts
  • Case study

Unit 3

A Framework for Business Analysis and Valuation using Financial Statement

  • Communicating with the capital markets
  • Introduction to the concept of required return and cost of capital
  • What earnings numbers are the right ones, are we talking about the accounting profits or the economic profits
  • The EVA indicator in measuring corporate efficiency in maximizing shareholders wealth.
  • The use of accounting numbers in valuation – free cash flows valuation, residual income valuation, and accounting-based valuation multiples
  • Business analysis and valuation: implementing the tools
  • Case study
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Participants entering this program should have a basic understanding of financial statements, and some background and relevant professional experience in finance, economics, business administration, or consulting.

The typical participant will be a commercial banker, investment banker, securities analyst, portfolio manager, corporate financial manager or project analyst, consultant, or other finance-oriented professional seeking to expand their understanding of financial statements and analysis skills in order to be capable of undertaking professional responsibilities that require a greater ability to analyze such statements with greater confidence and at greater levels of sophistication.

DURATION:
    • 5 Day(s)
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