Financial Statement Analysis

This course focuses on analyzing financial statement information in a variety of global decision contexts including security valuation, credit decisions, strategy and competitive analysis, mergers & acquisitions, and litigation support. Financial analysis uses cash flows and ratio measures of a company's operating, financing and investing performance for comparison to past historical performance or with competitors. Accounting analysis uses an understanding of how a company's business and its operating strategy are represented by accounting rules and develops procedures for adjusting accounting measures of performance. Prospective analysis develops forecasts of financial statements to make estimates of a company's equity valuation.

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