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Ch 8: Analyzing Financial Statements: Help & Review

About This Chapter

The Analyzing Financial Statements: Help & Review chapter of this Corporate Finance: Help & Review course is the simplest way to master methods of analyzing financial statements. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of analyzing financial statements.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding working with financial statements
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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an analyzing financial statements unit of a standard corporate finance course. Topics covered include:

  • The purpose and elements of financial statement analysis
  • Methods of horizontal and vertical analysis of financial statements
  • The formula and limitations of financial ratio analysis
  • The types of financial ratios for companies

22 Lessons in Chapter 8: Analyzing Financial Statements: Help & Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Financial Statement Analysis: Definition, Purpose, Elements & Examples

1. Financial Statement Analysis: Definition, Purpose, Elements & Examples

In this lesson, we'll define financial statement analysis and discuss the main categories. You'll also learn how to calculate a financial ratio in each category and analyze the results.

Straight-Line Depreciation: Method, Formula & Example

2. Straight-Line Depreciation: Method, Formula & Example

Businesses must account for the annually decreasing value of fixed assets like furniture or equipment. This lesson explores the straight-line depreciation method and how it is used to decrease the value of a fixed asset over a specific span of time.

Times Interest Earned Ratio: Formula & Analysis

3. Times Interest Earned Ratio: Formula & Analysis

In this lesson, we'll discuss times interest earned and calculate and analyze the ratio. You'll also learn the relationship between interest rates and risk.

Total Expenses: Ratio & Formula

4. Total Expenses: Ratio & Formula

In this lesson, you will learn about the total expenses ratio (TER). We will define the variables used in the calculation, and we will look at how the ratio is used.

What is a Fiscal Year? - Definition & Example

5. What is a Fiscal Year? - Definition & Example

Learn why companies have different fiscal years and some of the advantages to doing this in this video. Find out how a fiscal year differs from a calendar year and study some current examples.

What is Fair Value? - Definition, Principle, Measurement & Examples

6. What is Fair Value? - Definition, Principle, Measurement & Examples

Determining the value of an item, asset, stock, and even a company can be a difficult task. This lesson reviews the importance of understanding fair value and how to arrive at the fair value of items.

What Is Financing? - Definition & Types

7. What Is Financing? - Definition & Types

People borrow money to purchase homes, cars, boats, or anything else they don't have the money for at the moment they want to make the purchase. In this lesson, learn what financing is, as well as different types of financing used every day.

What is Preferred Stock? - Definition, Types & Advantages

8. What is Preferred Stock? - Definition, Types & Advantages

This lesson will define the hybrid investment security called preferred stock. The various types of preferred stocks will be explained and advantages of each will be explored.

What Is Quality Planning? - Definition, Process & Tools

9. What Is Quality Planning? - Definition, Process & Tools

Companies want to produce quality work that they're happy with and customers can appreciate. One way to do so is a process known as quality planning. Come along as we learn what quality planning is, the process, and what tools are valuable.

What is the Prime Rate? - History & Explanation

10. What is the Prime Rate? - History & Explanation

The Federal Funds Rate gets the attention of the media, but it's the prime rate that really matters to consumers. In this lesson, you'll learn what the prime rate is, how it is established, and why it matters.

What Is Working Capital? - Definition & Formula

11. What Is Working Capital? - Definition & Formula

This lesson explains what working capital is, how it is used in a business, and why businesses need working capital to stay functional. We'll also look at the formula used to calculate working capital.

Projected Income: Example & Explanation

12. Projected Income: Example & Explanation

What is projected income, and why would you need to know how to estimate it? In this lesson, we'll discuss what it is, how to calculate it and why you might need to create a projection.

What Are Company Financial Statements? - Definition, Analysis & Examples

13. What Are Company Financial Statements? - Definition, Analysis & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn about the financial statements that a company must issue for the purpose of financial reporting. You'll learn what the statements are, what order they are prepared in, and what each statement includes.

What Is Cash Flow? - Definition, Calculation & Example

14. What Is Cash Flow? - Definition, Calculation & Example

Companies can't function without sufficient cash flow. In this lesson, you'll learn what cash flow is and how to calculate it, and you'll be provided some examples. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz.

What Is Debt Ratio? - Calculation & Overview

15. What Is Debt Ratio? - Calculation & Overview

In this lesson, you'll learn what a debt ratio is in accounting. You will also learn how to calculate a company's debt ratio and why it is important to financers and investors.

Fundamental vs. Technical Analysis

16. Fundamental vs. Technical Analysis

In this lesson you will learn what fundamental and technical analysis is, the difference between the two strategies, the pitfalls for each strategy, and how to determine which is best for you.

Fundamental Analysis: Definition & Examples

17. Fundamental Analysis: Definition & Examples

In this lesson you will learn what Fundamental Analysis is, how its used to evaluate shares in a company, and what pieces of information are used to complete that evaluation.

Common Technical Analysis Indicators

18. Common Technical Analysis Indicators

Technical analysis indicators help in studying the price charts of all types of financial instruments. In this lesson we will look at some of the more common indicators, their characteristics and uses.

Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust (IDGT)

19. Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust (IDGT)

In this lesson, you'll learn about an intentionally defective grantor trust (IDGT). This trust takes advantage of two different sets of tax law interpretations.

Common Size Analysis: Definition & Examples

20. Common Size Analysis: Definition & Examples

There are many methods that a business can use to compare its financial results to that of its competitors to see how successful that business is. In this lesson, you will learn about common size analysis.

What is a Swap Contract? - Definition & Examples

21. What is a Swap Contract? - Definition & Examples

This lesson describes and explains the mechanics of interest rate swaps and other swap contracts. You'll also learn how swaps are used by borrowers and investors to reduce risk, add risk, or exchange one type of risk exposure for another.

Time Series Analysis & Its Applications

22. Time Series Analysis & Its Applications

In this lesson, we will explain time series analysis, its purpose and uses. We will define trend, cyclical and seasonal variances. We will solve a real-world business problem using time series analysis.

Chapter Practice Exam
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