The Manager's Guide to Financial Statement Analysis / Edition 2

The Manager's Guide to Financial Statement Analysis / Edition 2

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by Stephen F. Jablonsky, Noah P. Barsky
     
 

Every day managers are flooded with financial information from an over-whelming number of sources–company reports, the financial press, and the Internet. While the language of financial statements may sound like a foreign tongue to you, you know you can’t ignore it. To understand how to use financial information to improve the performance of your company

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Overview

Every day managers are flooded with financial information from an over-whelming number of sources–company reports, the financial press, and the Internet. While the language of financial statements may sound like a foreign tongue to you, you know you can’t ignore it. To understand how to use financial information to improve the performance of your company, you need a resource that emphasizes how financial statements support meaningful management communications.

Written in accessible, nontechnical language, The Manager’s Guide to Financial Statement Analysis puts the focus on what you need to know to be an effective participant in business communications. Here is a frame-work that helps managers see how business strategy is linked to shareholder accountability through the firm’s financial statements–without getting caught in the trap of explaining how financial statements are prepared according to technical accounting rules and regulations. The emphasis of this book is on how you, as a manager, can use financial information to improve the performance of your organization, rather than simply learning how to keep score!

Using a full decade of financial data from Wal-Mart, and case studies of a number of other high-profile firms including Cisco, Dell, and Pfizer, this book presents strategy models that demonstrate how financial information can be utilized to tell a story about a company’s business operations. The Manager’s Guide to Financial Statement Analysis is written in language you can understand–the language of business as spoken by managers, not accountants or financial analysts. This book will give you the tools you need to unleash the full communication potential of your company’s financial information, make you a better manager–and make your company more competitive.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471402749
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/05/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND BUSINESS STRATEGY.

Financial Statements and Business Strategy.

Strategic Profit Model: Margin Management.

Strategic Profit Model: Asset Management.

Strategic Profit Model: Return on Assets.

Strategic Profit Model: Financial Management.

Strategic Profit Model: Comprehensive Management.

Strategic Financing Model: Long-Term Investment andFinancing.

Strategic Financing Model: Financing the Business.

MARKET VALUATION AND BUSINESS STRATEGY.

Market Valuation: Market Performance Measures.

Market Valuation: Long-Term Debt.

Market Valuation: Common Stock.

Market Valuation: Strategic Profit Model Revisited.

Appendices: Case Studies.

Introduction to Case Studies.

Appendix A: Dell Computer Corporation.

Appendix B: Pfizer, Inc.

Appendix C: Cisco Systems.

Index.

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