Analysis of Financial Statements / Edition 5

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Overview

Analysis of Financial Statements is a powerful business handbook for investors, bankers, and other professionals who rely on financial statement understanding and analysis. For investors who need to evaluate why increased sales didn't lead to higher stock prices...for bankers who need to know the underlying reasons a customer wants to borrow funds...for any business person who needs to analyze and understand financial statements...Let Analysis of Financial Statements be your guide to understanding the language of financial statements. This valuable reference helps investors and other business professionals utilize the appropriate methods for analyzing, interpreting, and understanding financial data, and use those data to take full advantage of opportunities while sensing those data to take full advantage of opportunities while sensing and sidestepping unforeseen financial risks. Open its covers and see for yourself why it has been called "today's most unique, useful reference for results-driven financial analysis."

This classic desktop reference continues to provide the best information on the knowledge and skills needed for the intelligent analysis of financial statements. Completely revised with updated examples, the fourth edition gives readers the most currrently used methods for analyzing, interpreting, and understanding financial data.

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A revised and updated standard reference (3rd ed., 1990) presenting an up-to-to-date treatment of the analysis of financial statements as an aid to decision making. It focuses on understanding the data which are analyzed as well as the methods by which they are analyzed and interpreted. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070945043
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/20/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 529
  • Sales rank: 1,002,956
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Leopold A. Bernstein, Ph.D., CPA, is Professor of Accountancy at the Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York, and a consultant to numerous financial institutions and accounting firms. Dr. Bernstein is recipient of several prestigious honors, including the Graham and Dodd Award from the Financial Analysts Federation. He is author of several notable books including the influential college text Financial Statement Analysis, and writes frequently for business and professional journals including Financial Analysts Journal, Harvard Business Review, and others.

John J. Wild, Ph.D., is Professor of Business and Vilas Research Scholar at The University of Wisconsin at Madison. A frequent speaker at both national and international conferences, Dr. Wild is Associate Editor of Contemporary Accounting Research. His research on financial accounting and business periodicals. He is the author of several bestselling books including Fundamental Accounting Principles.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Financial Statement Analysis and Reporting 1
Ch. 1 Overview of Financial Statement Analysis 3
Ch. 2 Analysis Objectives and Financial Reporting 57
Pt. 2 Financial Analysis Application and Interpretation 109
Ch. 3 Short-Term Liquidity 111
Ch. 4 Forecasting and Pro Forma Analysis 151
Ch. 5 Capital Structure and Solvency 176
Ch. 6 Return on Invested Capital 234
Ch. 7 Profitability Analysis 270
Ch. 8 Earnings-Based Analysis and Valuation 322
Comprehensive Case Applying Financial Statement Analysis
Supplement A: Financial Statements: ADAPTEC
Supplement A: Financial Statements: Campbell Soup
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2007

    great book

    the book is perfect, in my opinion every student and financial specialist must read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2005

    Need for review

    I note that the book was published in 1999 Since then, lot of new thinking has gone into the subject the world over. The book needs to be updated considering the latest developments based on experience of investors, Bankers and other lending financial institutions. If the new edition of the book is in the offing, these new developments may be incorporated in the analysis of financial statements and other subjects dealt in the book. The Book is very useful for me, a banking consultant and I highly regard the author of the book for having made the enormous task of Financial statement analysis very easy and purposeful. I am financial consultant from Bangalore, India.

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