How to Analyze Financial Statements

How to Analyze Financial Statements



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  Product ID : MILE-0015

  Level : Intermediate

  Duration : 120 Minutes

Miles Hutchinson is a CGMA and experienced businessman. He has been an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Chief Financial Officer of a one billion dollar real estate development company. Miles is a highly sought after professional speaker and consultant who has presented over 2000 seminars and training sessions on a myriad of business and financial topics, including tax, financial analysis, and financial modeling, accounting matters, strategic planning, and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Among his clients are, Abbott Labs, Bank of America, Boston Scientific, Burger King, Citicorp, Corning, the FBI, the FDA, the Federal Reserve, GE, Harmon, Home Depot, Pfizer, Siemens, Sonic, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Army.

How did your business unit perform last year? What’s the trend in your key business segments over the last three to five years? How can this information help you identify the key things you need to focus on in the upcoming year? Do you struggle with the language of business? How well do you understand terms like Top Line Growth, Gross Margin, Gross Profit, Return on Capital, Liquidity, Financial Leverage, EBITDA, Cash flow from Operations, Free Cash Flow, etc.? Grab a cup of coffee and join us to learn how to analyze the numbers and use this intel to juice up virtually every facet of your organization’s operations from sales and marketing, to finance HR, and customer service. Use our proven model to quickly assess the financial condition and results of operations of any business using trend and ratio analysis. Join C-suites and business analysts from around the country and empower your team to maximize the benefit from your crystal clear understanding of the numbers.

Since the beginning of commerce, businesses have struggled to manage and grow with discipline. One of the core principles is an understanding of numbers. “How did we do last month?” “How much cash is available to finance our new project?” “Do we need to raise more capital and should we raise debt or equity?” “How profitable is a certain product or distribution channel?” “How do we determine when a product is no longer worth our efforts?” These are very important questions that require a strong understanding of their financial impacts.

Areas Covered

  • Review the components of the annual report of a prominent publicly-traded company and learn how to use this wealth of information to evaluate financial health, strength, risk profile, and performance
  • Use the annual report to perform a fundamental financial analysis
  • Learn the various types of financial analysis and their purpose
  • Learn the key ratios to evaluate a company’s liquidity, leverage, and operating performance
  • Identify the key benchmarks to help determine how a company’s ratios compare with its competitors
  • Understand horizontal and vertical analysis and how they can be used to identify key interrelationships and trends
  • Bonus:  receive our advanced ExcelTM-based financial model complete with ratios, horizontal and vertical analysis
  • Key Benefit: Use our proven model to perform financial analysis on any company’s financial statements, including yours
  • Learn how to benchmark your analysis against the competition
  • Learn about resources available to perform comparative studies between companies in the same economic sector – including private companies

Course Level - Beginning/Intermediate

Who Should Attend

  • Nonfinancial Executives
  • Board Members
  • Business Advisors
  • Business Unit Managers
  • Department Managers
  • Budget Managers
  • Accounting Managers
  • Accounting Staff
  • Bank Managers
  • Loan Officers
  • HR Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Information Reporting Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Compliance Managers

Why Should You Attend

Accounting and finance are supposed to be the international language of business. If so, then why do we struggle so much to make sense of the numbers? Are we so busy managing our business and leading our staff, that we don’t have time to wade through the financials, discover the trends, draw proper conclusions and take appropriate action? What if our peers, or worse, our competition understands our numbers better than we do? In this session, Miles Hutchinson, experienced CGMA and business adviser, will explain how to quickly and thoroughly analyze the financial condition and results of operations of any publicly traded company! He will provide you with an analysis model that will help you repeat the process long after the course has faded away from memory.

  • $200.00

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