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.

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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.

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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

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