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Fundamentals of Financial Statement Analysis

Free online course on financial statement analysis, horizontal and vertical analysis, trend analysis, as well as ratios.

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Free Course
This free online course on the fundamentals of financial statement analysis introduces you to ratio analysis and return on equity. You will learn about the different types of ratios, horizontal analysis, common-size statements, trend analysis as well as return on equity. You will be introduced to ratio and financial statement analysis as well as combined ratio analysis. Start this course today and learn more about financial statement analysis.
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course on fundamentals of financial statement analysis will begin by introducing you to interpretation and analysis of financial statements which refers to a detailed study of these statements to arrive at useful interpretations. Raw data which is re-organized, processed and converted into relevant and useful information will also be covered in the course. You will learn about two major types of analysis; horizontal and vertical. You will be introduced to ratio analysis and the different types of ratios.

This course will then present you with the horizontal analysis for Shipping Corp of India which includes comparing two years’ worth of data and calculating the difference, the increase and decrease in the year. You will learn how to calculate the percentage change for both profit and loss as well as the balance sheet for the company. You will also learn about common size statements as well as trend analysis for Shipping Corp of India.

Lastly, this course will introduce you to the ratio and financial statement analysis. You will analyze the financials of TCS over five years and calculate different ratios. You will learn about the concept of combined ratios. You will also learn about price per earnings ratio, price to book value ratio, and ratios related to the performance of employees. Start this course today and improve your knowledge of financial statement analysis.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:


  • Explain what financial statements analysis is.
  • Explain the two major forms of financial statement analysis.
  • Describe what is meant by a ratio in accounting.
  • List the advantages of ratio analysis.
  • List the different types of ratios in financial accounting.
  • Explain what is meant by market capitalization in accounting.
  • Explain what ‘volume’ refers to the price and shareholding data.
  • Identify how a company can earn money from shares.
  • List the two most popular ways to analyze investments.
  • Explain the importance of an income statement.
  • Identify the two major types of liabilities.
  • Identify the three components of fundamental analysis.

Certification

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