Manager's Guide to Financial Statement Analysis / Edition 1

Manager's Guide to Financial Statement Analysis / Edition 1

by Stephen F. Jablonsky, Noah P. Barsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471247278

ISBN-13: 9780471247272

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: Wiley

Every day managers are flooded with financial information from an overwhelming number of sources—company reports, the financial press, and the World Wide Web. 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

Overview

Every day managers are flooded with financial information from an overwhelming number of sources—company reports, the financial press, and the World Wide Web. 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 can be used to support meaningful management communications. The Manager’s Guide to Financial Statement Analysis is the only book on this subject that puts technical issues on the side and focuses on what you need to know to be an effective participant in business communications. This book presents a framework 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 firm, rather than simply learning how to keep score! Using financial data from Wal-Mart, Inc. for a ten-year period and case studies of other high-profile firms, this book present business strategy models that demonstrate how financial information can be used to tell a story about a company’s business operations. The Manager’s Guide to Financial Statement Analysis is written in a 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 manger, and make your company more competitive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471247272
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

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 and Financing.

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: The Strategic Profit Model Revisited.

Appendices.

Index.

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