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“I call it the Rule of Three. If you read a company’s financial
statements three times, and you still can’t figure out how they make their
money, that’s usually for a reason”. James S. Chanos, founder of Kynikos
This course will help you to assess any company, while reading their financial statements.
The course covers all the basic aspects of reading and analyzing
financial statements using different financial ratios. It will guide and teach
you how and when to use those powerful tools in order to be able to assess the financial
situation and profitability of a potential company and thus to decide if to
invest in it in the stock market.
Knowing how to read and analyze financial statements is a "must" for any investor who wants to achieve successful results, trying to avoid investments in failing or fraudulent companies. This course will simplify all that 'intimidating" financial terminology, so that anyone can easily learn and understand it, even without background in finance or business management.
The lectures in the course are accompanied by different
exercises and real-life examples. While the course focuses on the practical
applications of the material, it also provides you with the necessary
theoretical foundation that any investor needs to know and master.
We at Global Finance School (GFS) have over 30 years of experience in teaching finance and empowering individuals, families and businesses across the world. Our group of experts makes sure that all our courses are up to the top quality standards, offering you the best value for your time and money.
If you are a beginner investor, looking to upgrade your portfolio and enhance your earnings, this course is the best place for you to start!
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|Section 1: Welcome To the Course!|
An Introduction to
Financial Statements Analysis
|Section 2: Financial Statements and the Stock Market|
Why Do You Need To Know About Financial Statements?
In Lecture B of the Financial Statements Analysis we will take a more in depth look at the balance sheet
Practice reading a balance sheet with a real world example.
Enjoy an Animated Video Example of Buying Stocks and Equity
Review Questions: Introducing the Balance Sheet
|Section 3: What Are Financial Statements?|
Elements of of Financial StatementsPreview
Further Reading: Researching the SEC
The Importance of Financial Statements When Investing
Review Questions: What Are Financial Statements?
|Section 4: A Deeper Look at the Balance Sheet|
A Deeper Look At the Balance SheetPreview
Review Questions: Deeper Look at the Balance Sheet
|Section 5: The Profit & Loss (Income) Statement|
The Profit & Loss (Income Statement)
Review Exercise: Reading an Income Statement
Review Questions: The P&L (Income) Statement
Depreciation and Wear and Tear for InvestorsPreview
Review Questions: Depreciation
|Section 6: Cash Flow Statement & Statement of Changes in Equity|
The Cash Flow Statement
Review Exercise: Reading a Cash Flow Statement
The Company’s Profit and Cash Flow
Learn More: Apple's Cash Reserves
What Cash Flow and Profit Mean For InvestorsPreview
Review Questions: Cash Flow Statement
Statement of Changes in Equity
Learn More: Reading a 10K Financial Report
Review Questions: Statement of Changes in Equity
|Section 7: Financial Statement Ratios|
Learn More: Follow General Motors Company Stock Report
Review Exercise: Calculating Current Ratio
Quick Ratio and Equity Balance Ratio
Review Exercise: Equity Balance Sheet Total Ratio
Financial Ratios and the Way To Break the Financial Statement’s Code
Financial Statement Ratios Recap
Review Questions: Financial Statement Ratios
|Section 8: Net Profit Per Share and Credit Days|
Net Profit Per Share
Net Profit Ratios ExamplePreview
Review Exercise: Calculating Profit to Earnings Ratio
Learn More: Apple's Equity Ratio
Review Questions: Net Profit Per Share & Combined Ratios
Review Exercise: Return on Assets
|Section 9: Summary|
Final Quiz: Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Global Finance School, Instructed by Mr. Simanovsky, has been leading innovation in the field of financial studies for over 30 year. Mr.Simanovsky has written 27 bestsellers books on Finance education, including Finance for Beginners, Statistics for Beginners, and Stock Market for Beginners.
Mr. Simanovsky, who also co-founder of Meitav Group, an Asset Management and Investment Banking firm with over 7 billion USD under management, brings his real life experience to create a pragmatic learning experience, especially suited to professionals aspiring to advance in financial positions.
With over 3 decades of experience, Mr. Simanovsky and his team of finance professionals and e-learning experts from around the globe developed an extraordinary ability to explain and teach financial topics by providing a wide variety of easy to access high quality business education tools.
Global Finance School is known for its unique teaching style that sets to make finance a fun topic, intuitive to understand, and very engaging.