Praise for Financial Statement Analysis FOURTH EDITION "I love this book. It helps to develop the questioning mind—the mind of a financial detective. It teaches the art of skepticism and critical thinking. Readers go beyond definition and calculation and learn interpretation." —Philip L. Cooley, PhD, Prassel Distinguished Professor of Business, Trinity University "Over my decades of involvement with high-yield bonds, Marty Fridson has been the leading speaker of truth. As he so accurately states in Financial Statement Analysis, the credit investor is required to engage in a game of cat-and-mouse with company management's intent on minimizing their cost of capital by putting a positive gloss on their financial statements. The Fourth Edition of Marty's terrific book is the bible on how to detect and deal with these efforts." —Howard Marks, Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management "Financial Statement Analysis is a unique text; it combines great academic work with numerous real-life examples to form a highly useful reference for equity investors, debt holders, and investors who straddle both asset classes. Whether you are an investor, an investment advisor, or a teacher, Financial Statement Analysis will prove very valuable." —Margaret M. Cannella, former head of Global Credit Research, J.P. Morgan and Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School "Marty has seen it all! He has had a front-row seat to see the birth, death, and rebirth of the high-yield bond market . . . several times over! In the Fourth Edition of Financial Statement Analysis, Marty clearly demonstrates that despite the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley in 2002, and other attempts to curtail abuse of the system, one needs a critical analytical eye to be certain that management is not trying to obfuscate the truth. The case studies provide excellent and timely examples of some of the techniques that companies have used to mislead investors." —Edward Z. Emmer, former global head of Corporate and Government Ratings and Equity Research, Standard & Poor's "Those who read financial statements without understanding the strategic context in which they are written will land on the losing end of the gripping episodes with which bond-market legend Marty Fridson illustrates in the Fourth Edition of his classic reference, Financial Statement Analysis. And all of us who depend on the markets sending capital to its best use should hope that investors read this book first." —David Musto, Professor of Finance, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania "This book rightly urges resolute skepticism when inspecting financial statements. Its great value, though, is in the plain-spoken stripping down of real-world and illustrative examples that show how to see past the numbers to the practicalities and incentives behind them—and so help analysts and journalists alike ask the right questions." —Richard Beales, Assistant Editor, Reuters Breakingviews
Praise for Financial Statement Analysis A Practitioner's Guide Third Edition "This is an illuminating and insightful tour of financial statements, how they can be used to inform, how they can be used to mislead, and how they can be used to analyze the financial health of a company." -Professor Jay O. Light Harvard Business School "Financial Statement Analysis should be required reading for anyone who puts a dime to work in the securities markets or recommends that others do the same." -Jack L. Rivkin Executive Vice President (retired) Citigroup Investments "Fridson and Alvarez provide a valuable practical guide for understanding, interpreting, and critically assessing financial reports put out by firms. Their discussion of profits-'quality of earnings'-is particularly insightful given the recent spate of reporting problems encountered by firms. I highly recommend their book to anyone interested in getting behind the numbers as a means of predicting future profits and stock prices." -Paul Brown Chair-Department of Accounting Leonard N. Stern School of Business, NYU "Let this book assist in financial awareness and transparency and higher standards of reporting, and accountability to all stakeholders." -Patricia A. Small Treasurer Emeritus, University of California Partner, KCM Investment Advisors "This book is a polished gem covering the analysis of financial statements. It is thorough, skeptical and extremely practical in its review." -Daniel J. Fuss Vice Chairman Loomis, Sayles & Company, LP
The book, now in its Second Edition, gives a clear and in-depth analysis of financial statements and provides a harmonious blend of concepts and practices as followed by Indian companies. In this edition, the new format for income statement prescribed in Part II of Schedule VI of the Companies Act, 1956 has been incorporated. Implications of these changes on the analysis and interpretation of the statement have also been discussed. This textbook is primarily intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Commerce and Management. In addition, the book will be immensely useful to financial analysts, bank managers for credit analysis, professional accountants and business executives. KEY FEATURES Provides interpretation of data derived from financial statements. Gives an easy method, developed by NCAER, to predict corporate failure. Compares firms of different countries and their financial performances. Contains more than 172 examples of various types to help students prepare for exams.
Better analysis for more accurate international financial valuation International Financial Statement Analysis provides the most up-to-date detail for the successful assessment of company performance and financial position regardless of country of origin. The seasoned experts at the CFA Institute offer readers a rich, clear reference, covering all aspects from financial reporting mechanics and standards to understanding income and balance sheets. Comprehensive guidance toward effective analysis techniques helps readers make real-world use of the knowledge presented, with this new third edition containing the most current standards and methods for the post-crisis world. Coverage includes the complete statement analysis process, plus information on income tax accounting, employee compensation, and the impact of foreign exchange rates on the statements of multinational corporations. Financial statement analysis gives investment professionals important insights into the true financial condition of a company. With it, realistic valuations can be made for investment, lending, or merger and acquisition purposes. The process is becoming increasingly complex, but this book helps readers deal with the practical challenges that arise at the international level. Understand the accounting mechanics behind financial reporting Discover the differences between statements from around the world Learn how each financial statement element affects securities valuation Master analysis for clues into operations and risk characteristics Amid an uncertain global economic climate, in today's volatile international markets, the ability to effectively evaluate financial statements is a critical skill. Standards and conditions are continuously evolving, and investment professionals need a strong, up-to-date resource for the latest rules and best practices. International Financial Statement Analysis provides this and more, with clarity and expert advice.
Now readers can learn how to conduct financial statement analysis most effectively by performing analyses on real-world companies. Wahlen/Baginski/Bradshaw's FINANCIAL REPORTING, FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS, AND VALUATION, 9E provides a complete, balanced approach as the authors demonstrate how to integrate concepts from economics, finance, business strategy, accounting, and other business disciplines through the book's unique six-step process. Quick checks after each section ensure readers have mastered key insights. In addition, integrative and continuing cases highlight financial reporting in the familiar companies, including Starbucks and PepsiCo. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
All too often, financial statements conceal more than they reveal.Even after the recent economic crisis, those analyzing financialstatements face serious new concerns and challenges. The FourthEdition of Financial Statement Analysis skillfully puts thisdiscipline in perspective, and now, with this companion Workbook,you can hone your skills and test the knowledge you've gained fromthe actual text, before putting them to work in real-worldsituations. Question-and-answer sections within this Workbookcorrespond to each chapter of Financial Statement Analysis,Fourth Edition. Part One (Questions) provides chapter-by-chapterfill-in-the-blank questions, as well as financial statement andcomputational exercises. They are designed to be thought-provokingand require analysis and synthesis of the concepts covered in thebook. The answers to all questions, which can be found in Part Two,are provided in boldfaced italic type in order to facilitate thechecking of answers and comprehension of material. By enhancing your understanding of financial statement analysis,you can begin to undertake genuine, goal-oriented analysis andprepare for the practical challenges of contemporary business. Thisreliable resource will help you achieve such a difficult goal andallow you to make more informed decisions—whether you'reevaluating a company's stock price or determining valuations for amerger or acquisition.
Updated with IFRS and Nordic cases This well-structured and thoughtful text is ideal for students in accounting and finance at master level, MBA students and even undergraduate students wishing to gain insight into financial statement analysis. Most text-books in financial statement analysis focus on valuation only. By focusing on the three user-groups equity, credit and compensation analysts the authors present a variety of targeted tools and techniques for analysis and interpretation of financial statements. This text prompts students and professionals with a range of career goals to think critically when analyzing financial data and to make different decisions based on user-group objectives. Features · A four-part themed approach: (1) introduction to financial reporting and bookkeeping, (2) key financial analysis including profitability, growth and liquidity analysis, (3) decision making including forecasting, valuation analysis, credit analysis and how to evaluate and reward management s performance, and (4) accounting flexibility and adjustments needed for different users · An integrated case study that runs throughout the text · Mini-cases throughout the text to show real world applications · Clear and comprehensive figures, featuring actual financial data Supplementary resources · A companion website for students will be launched in 2017. · Instructors will also be provided with resources to support lectures. Christian Vriborg Petersen, PhD, is Professor at Copenhagen Business School. Thomas Plenborg, PhD, is Professor at Copenhagen Business School. Finn Kinserdal, PhD, is Associate Professor at Norwegian School of Economics.