Advanced Financial Statement Analysis & Forecasting

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Last updated Mon, 27-Mar-2023
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Course Goals of Advanced Financial Declaration Analysis as well as Projecting


  • Apply the framework of economic statements evaluation
  • Usage ratio and economic evaluation
  • Translate company financials as well as industry placement
  • Assess the procedure of company evaluation and also evaluation
  • Analyze real-life financial declarations from businesses traded on the world
  • Prepare monetary evaluation, layout models
  • Advanced Financial Declaration Analysis and Projecting Program Describes


Day 1
Required components of financial statement analysis

  • Role of financial reporting and analysis

  • Core financial statements and the importance of the annual report

  • The important role of notes and supplementary information

  • Objectives of financial statements audit

  • Types of audits

  • The financial statement analysis framework

  • The accounting cycle

  • Financial reporting mechanics

  • Relationship, elements, and classification of financial statements



Day 9
Analytical Tools, Cash vs. Profit and the Cash Forecast

  • The Dupont System of Ratio Analysis and Pyramids of Ratios

  • Segmental Analysis and Value Added Analysis of the Annual Report and Accounts

  • The Fundamental Statistical Tools and Graphical Representations

  • Using Statistical Techniques to Analyse and Forecast Financial Data

  • The Impact of Alternative Asset Valuation Methods on the Balance Sheet and Profitability

  • Cash flow vs. Profit – The Best Measure of Financial Performance

  • Working Capital and the Cash Flow Operating Cycle

  • Direct and Indirect Cash Flow Analysis and the Cash Flow Forecast



Day 8
Cash flow statement forecasting

  • Operating cash flows

  • Free cash flows to the firm

  • Free cash flow to equity



Day 7
Balance sheet forecasting

  • Fixed assets

  • Working capital

  • Retained earnings and dividend policy



Day 6
FINANCIAL FORECASTING TECHNIQUES FOR ANALYSTS

Income statement forecasting

  • Revenue

  • Cost of sales

  • Operating expenses



Day 5
Boosting efficiency in your department

  • The 10 must-have Excel tips

  • Working with text files

  • Looking up records from a database

  • Validating data and controlling data input

  • Reconciliations and accounts analysis using pivot tables

  • Creating management reports and dashboards



Day 4
Mechanisms of financial analysis techniques

  • Vertical analysis and strategy: balance sheet and income statement approaches

  • Horizontal, trend analysis and growth

  • Liquidity analysis:

    • Current, quick, and cash ratios, defensive interval, and cash conversion cycle

  • Asset management and activity ratios:

    • Total and fixed assets turnover

  • Solvency analysis:

    • Debt, equity, and times interest earned ratios

  • Profitability analysis:

    • Profit margin, gross margin, return on assets, return on equity

  • Market and valuation:

    • Price-earnings and earnings-per-share ratios

  • DuPont analysis: the three-step and five-step models

  • Limitation of ratio analysis



Day 3
An inside look at financial statements

  • Income statement components

  • The three important components of income statements

  • Revenue and expense recognition

  • Balance sheet components

    • Measurement and classification

    • The five important components of a balance sheet

  • Statement of changes in owners equity

  • Cash flow statement:

    • Operating, investing, and financing activities

    • Direct versus indirect methods in cash flow preparation

    • Reading and interpreting cash flow

    • The cash-rich standard



Day 2
Financial reporting standards

  • Importance of reporting standards in security analysis and valuation

  • The standards-setting bodies

  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) versus Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)



Day 10
Financing the Business, Capital Investment Project and Business Valuation
  • Analysis of the Balance Sheet to Identify Long-term Debt and Equity, and Short-term Financing

  • Capital Cost Models: Cost of Equity using Dividend Growth and Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM); Cost of Debt

  • Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

  • Optimal Capital Structure Models to Minimise WACC

  • Future Values, Present Values, and Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)

  • Using Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Modified Internal Rate of Return (MIRR) and Equivalent Annual Cost (EAC) to Analyse and Evaluate Capital Projects

  • The Reasons for Business Valuations

  • Business Valuation Models


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