Interpreting Financial Statements
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Interpreting Financial Statements

Master the Wall Street methods for understanding, analyzing and interpreting company financial statements
4.4 (30 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,455 students enrolled
Created by Austin Higgins
Last updated 6/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the different types of financial statements
  • Understand Wall Street methods for analyzing financial statements
  • Apply ratio analysis to financial statements
  • Gage the economic health of a company based on its financial statements
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Requirements
  • Microsoft Excel
Description

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This course teaches the Wall Street methods for interpreting financial statements. The course shows step-by-step instructions to gather financial information, input it in to Microsoft Excel, perform a standard financial analysis and understand the results.

The course includes video and screen shots of every technique, tool and step. There is also a downloadable Excel file for the students to use in tandem with the instruction.

Students should take this course to:

  • Learn how Wall Street analysts evaluate companies
  • Take control of their financial well-being
  • Improve their understanding of investing in the stock market
  • Begin advanced training in investments and Wall Street finance

The course is structured around the three types of financial statements: income statements, balance sheets and statements of cash flow. There are lectures that describe and walk through each type of financial statement and lectures that show exactly how to perform a financial analysis.

Who is the target audience?
  • New investors
  • Business and finance students
  • Investors in need of a refresher course
  • Students of the market
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
01:30:50
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Course Introduction
1 Lecture 01:01
This lecture covers what this course is about and what you will learn during Interpreting Financial Statements. 
Preview 01:01
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The Income Statement
3 Lectures 08:44
This lecture tells what the following sections will cover. 
Preview 00:13

This lecture goes over an income statement at a high level. It tells what an income statement is and why investors want to interpret them.
What is an income statement?
03:13

This lecture covers different places to find financial statements. It goes over the different types of income statements and shows how to pull the income statement to Excel for interpretation in this course. 
Preview 05:18
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Analyzing the Income Statement
4 Lectures 27:38

This lecture covers the first part of the income statement - the revenue, cost of revenue and gross profit margin.

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Revenue and Gross Margin
06:19

This lecture covers the second part of the income statement - the operating costs and operating margin.
Operating Expenses and Operating Margin
07:38

This lecture covers the third part of the income statement - the earnings before interest and taxes.
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes
04:15

This lecture covers the fourth part of the income statement - the net income and earnings per share.
Net Income and Earnings Per Share
09:26
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The Balance Sheet
3 Lectures 06:19
This lecture tells what the following sections will cover. 
What this section covers
00:13

This lecture goes over a balance sheet at a high level. It tells what a balance sheet is and why investors want to interpret them.
Preview 02:55

This lecture covers different places to find financial statements. It goes over the different types of balance sheets and shows how to pull the balance sheet to Excel for interpretation in this course. 
Where do you find a balance sheet?
03:11
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Analyzing the Balance Sheet
5 Lectures 29:45
This lecture covers the first part of the balance sheet - short term or current assets. 
Short Term Assets
07:10

This lecture covers the second part of the balance sheet - long term assets, total assets and return on assets.
Long Term Assets, Total Assets and Return on Assets
08:28

This lecture covers the third part of the balance sheet - the short term liabilities. 
Short Term Liabilities
05:24

This lecture covers the fourth part of the balance sheet - the long term liabilities. 
Long Term Liabilities
04:19

This lecture covers the fifth part of the balance sheet - the shareholder's or stockholder's equity.
Shareholder's Equity
04:24
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The Statement of Cash Flow
3 Lectures 05:32
This lecture tells what the following sections will cover. 
What this section covers
00:12

This lecture goes over a statement of cash flow at a high level. It tells what a statement of cash flow is and why investors want to interpret them.
What is a statement of cash flow?
02:26

This lecture covers different places to find financial statements. It goes over the different types of statement of cash flow and shows how to pull the statement of cash flow to Excel for interpretation in this course. 
Where do you find a statement of cash flow?
02:54
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Analyzing the Statement of Cash Flow
3 Lectures 11:06
This lecture covers the first part of the statement of cash flow - the cash flow from operations.
Cash Flow From Operations
02:24

This lecture covers the second part of the statement of cash flow - the cash flow from investing.
Cash Flow From Investing
04:29

This lecture covers the third part of the statement of cash flow - the cash flow from financing.
Cash Flow From Financing
04:13
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Course Wrap-Up
1 Lecture 00:45
About the Instructor
Austin Higgins
4.4 Average rating
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1,455 Students
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Finance and Consulting Professional

Austin Higgins is a finance and consulting professional who focuses on building businesses and investing in the market. His professional career includes:

  • Serving in the United States Air Force
  • Working in operations in banking and financial transactions
  • Consulting on strategy and efficiency for a financial transaction center
  • Performing the role of Chief Financial Officer for small companies
  • Analyzing companies and the stock market for major investment companies

Higgins has training in Hindi Linguistics from the Defense Language Institute, English Linguistics from the University of North Texas and an MBA in Investment Finance from the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas in Dallas. He has written hundreds of articles on management, consulting and investment finance.

He is the President of Avant Venture Group - a company that provides management consulting, investment analysis and business innovation.