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Course Overview

The ability to analyze companies is predicated on a set of skills that can only be taught by practitioners and experienced professionals. This course will provide you with the building blocks of financial analysis with tools and techniques you can directly apply on any company as well as different industries.
This course is case study driven with practical exercises, group discussion and thought-provoking discussions. Do not miss this course. This is an intensive program covering a wide array of financial analysis topics. The program assumes the participant has a foundational knowledge of accounting issues, as these form the starting point for the analytical methods examined.
This five-day program is comprehensive, and case study driven. The program director has a number of years of experience working in commercial banks as well in the fields of investment (private equity advisory). His examples are thought-provoking and are designed to elicit active group discussion. Emphasis is on the practical.

Key Takeaways

Interpret Financial Statements: Understand and interpret financial statements for comprehensive insights into a company's financial health.
Apply Ratio Analysis: Calculate and use financial ratios to assess a company's financial performance and make informed decisions.
Analyze Revenue and Expenses: Evaluate revenue recognition and expense methods to assess profitability effectively.
Assess Asset Valuation: Determine the value of assets, considering factors like depreciation and fair value.
Master Cash Flow Analysis: Analyze cash flow statements, calculate free cash flow, and use it for sound financial analysis and decision-making.

Babson College
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Founded in 1919, Babson College is the top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education. We believe that entrepreneurship is the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value, and Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where more than 3,000 students from over 70 countries work together with faculty and staff to address the problems of business and society. In our collaborative community, students gain the fundamental business skills and liberal arts knowledge necessary to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset. They then use that mindset to put what they learn into practice, making an impact on campus and around the world.

Course Outline

Day 1: Introduction to Financial Statements
Module 1: Overview of Financial Statements
  • Understanding the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow Statement
  • The Purpose and Significance of Financial Statements
Module 2: Key Financial Ratios
  • Liquidity Ratios: Current Ratio, Quick Ratio
  • Solvency Ratios: Debt to Equity, Debt Ratio
Day 2: Analyzing Income Statements and Revenue Recognition
Module 3: Income Statement Components
  • Revenue Recognition Principles
  • Gross Profit vs. Operating Profit vs. Net Profit
Module 4: Expense Recognition and Profitability Ratios
  • Recognizing Different Types of Expenses
  • Calculating and Analyzing Profit Margins
Day 3: Understanding Balance Sheets and Asset Valuation
Module 5: Balance Sheet Components
  • Assets: Current vs. Non-current
  • Liabilities: Current vs. Non-current
Module 6: Asset Valuation
  • Depreciation and Amortization
  • Fair Value vs. Historical Cost
Day 4: Cash Flow Statement Analysis and Free Cash Flow
Module 7: Importance of Cash Flow Statements
  • Operating, Investing, and Financing Activities
  • Direct vs. Indirect Method
Module 8: Free Cash Flow Calculation
  • Operating Cash Flow - Capital Expenditures
  • Analyzing Cash Flow Ratios
Day 5: Advanced Financial Statement Analysis and Decision-Making
Module 9: DuPont Analysis and Quality of Earnings
  • Breaking Down Return on Equity (ROE)
  • Assessing the Quality of Reported Earnings
Module 10: Real-World Applications and Case Studies
  • Applying Financial Statement Analysis in Investment Decisions
  • Analyzing Real Companies' Financial Statements

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
This course has been specifically designed for the benefit of:
→ Financial analysts
→ Corporate/strategic planning staff
→ Management accountants/ Financial controllers
→ Financial accountants (Accounting and reporting)
→ Executives and senior managers who do not have a finance specialization

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