Navigate the 10-K and Other Financial Reports

Learn to quickly read and analyze the 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, S-4, S-1 and more.
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

Understanding how to navigate financial reports is an essential part of effective financial analysis. Investment professionals live and breathe these seemingly daunting documents, and the more documents you see, the more manageable they begin to feel. Using real reports, we will review the structure and composition of some of the most commonly used financial filings, and will specifically pay attention to sections and disclosures that are most relevant for typical financial analyses.

What are the requirements?

  • This course is designed for those with no prior accounting background as well as those seeking a refresher.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • At course completion, you will be able to efficiently find your way around financial reports such as the 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, S-4, S-1, and many others.

Who is the target audience?

  • Students seeking a lucrative finance career
  • Investment banking professionals
  • Finance professionals looking to reduce time spent analyzing financial reports

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Section 1: Overview
A Note on Course Materials
Welcome to Reading & Analyzing Financial Reports
Introduction to Financial Filings
Section 2: Introduction to the 10-K
The Annual Filing: 10-K Structure Overview
Annual Report vs. The 10-K
Section 3: Red Meat - Critical Disclosures in the Annual Filing
Business Overview & Risk Factors
Selecting Financial Data & Management Discussion & Analysis
The Financial Statements, Part 1
The Financial Statements, Part 2
Important Footnotes: Accounting Policies & Expense Breakouts
Important Footnotes: Taxes, EPS & Restructuring
Important Footnotes: Discontinued Ops PP&E, Intangibles & Other
Important Footnotes: Debt, Equity, Stock Options & Converts
Important Footnotes: Leases
Section 4: Other Important Filings
The Quarterly Filing (10-Q)
S-3 & S-4
Proxy & 20-F
The End

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Wall Street Prep, The global leaders in financial training

Wall Street Prep was founded in 2003 by a group of JP Morgan investment bankers with a simple goal: To make the “investment banking skill-set” available to anyone who wants to learn it. Each year, our innovative courses are used by over 5,000 professionals and students. Over 150 investment banks, private equity firms, and investment funds use Wall Street Prep to train new and experienced analysts and associates. In addition, over 50 business schools, including Wharton, Oxford, INSEAD, LSE, Kellogg, Booth, MIT, and Cornell use Wall Street Prep to better prepare their students for careers in finance.

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