Interpreting Financial Statements

Master the Wall Street methods for understanding, analyzing and interpreting company financial statements
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2013 English

Course 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.

What are the requirements?

  • Microsoft Excel

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What 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

Section 1: Course Introduction
01:01
This lecture covers what this course is about and what you will learn during Interpreting Financial Statements. 
Section 2: The Income Statement
00:13
This lecture tells what the following sections will cover. 
03:13
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.
05:18
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. 
Section 3: Analyzing the Income Statement
06:19

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

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07:38
This lecture covers the second part of the income statement - the operating costs and operating margin.
04:15
This lecture covers the third part of the income statement - the earnings before interest and taxes.
09:26
This lecture covers the fourth part of the income statement - the net income and earnings per share.
Section 4: The Balance Sheet
00:13
This lecture tells what the following sections will cover. 
02:55
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.
03:11
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. 
Section 5: Analyzing the Balance Sheet
07:10
This lecture covers the first part of the balance sheet - short term or current assets. 
08:28
This lecture covers the second part of the balance sheet - long term assets, total assets and return on assets.
05:24
This lecture covers the third part of the balance sheet - the short term liabilities. 
04:19
This lecture covers the fourth part of the balance sheet - the long term liabilities. 
04:24
This lecture covers the fifth part of the balance sheet - the shareholder's or stockholder's equity.
Section 6: The Statement of Cash Flow
00:12
This lecture tells what the following sections will cover. 
02:26
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.
02:54
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. 
Section 7: Analyzing the Statement of Cash Flow
02:24
This lecture covers the first part of the statement of cash flow - the cash flow from operations.
04:29
This lecture covers the second part of the statement of cash flow - the cash flow from investing.
04:13
This lecture covers the third part of the statement of cash flow - the cash flow from financing.
Section 8: Course Wrap-Up
Course Wrap Up and What's Next
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Instructor Biography

Austin Higgins, 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. 

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