The Analysis & Use of Financial Statements, A Hands-on Approach

Course Properties

Course date: 25-02-2018
Course End Date: 01-03-2018
Location Dubai

Course Objective:

             By the end of the program, participants will be able to:
              • Understand the framework of financial statements analysis,
              • Become skilled at the foundations of ratio and financial analysis,
              • Carry out company and industry analysis,
              • Implement the Six-step Process in financial statement analysis,
              • Analyze real-life financial statements from companies traded on the GCC stock markets.


Who Should Attend:

    Professionals in the field of finance and accounting, department heads, senior management team, financial controllers, finance managers, financial analysts and financial accountants who perform business analysis and provide financial recommendations.

Course Contents:

                  • Framework for Financial Statement Analysis (FSA)
                  • The Need for FSA
                  • Focus on Investment Decisions
                  • The Financial Reporting System
                  • Accounting Standards

                  • Principal Financial Statements 
                  • Other Sources of Financial Information
                  • Role of Auditor
                  • Foundations of Ratio and Financial Analysis
                  • Purpose and Use of Ratio Analysis 

                  • Ratios by Category
                                   Activity
                                   Liquidity 
                                   Long-term Debt and Solvency
                                   Profitability
                                   Operating and Financial Leverage
                  • Earnings per Share
                  • DuPont Analysis
                  • Book Value
                  • Profitability Analysis

                  • Income Measurement Analysis
                  • Revenue and Expense Analysis
                  • Cost of Sales Analysis
                  • Variance Analysis
                  • Earnings-Based Analysis

                  • Short-Term Liquidity
                  • Working Capital Analysis
                  • Operating Activity Analysis
                  • Capital Structure and Solvency
                  • Capital Structure Analysis

                  • Solvency Analysis
                  • Asset-Based Measures
                  • Earnings Coverage
                  • Return on Invested Capital
                  • Components of Return on Invested Capital 

                  • Return on Assets (ROA)
                  • Return on Equity (ROE)
                  • Six-Step of Financial Statement Analysis
                  • Economic
                  • Strategic

                  • Accounting
                  • Profitability
                  • Risk
                  • Valuation
                  • Comprehensive Real-Live Analysis of Publicly Traded Companies on Gulf Cooperative

                    Council Stock Markets