eBook The Economist Guide To Analysing Companies, 1st Edition

  • Bob Vause
  • Published By: Economist
  • ISBN-10: 1847650171
  • ISBN-13: 9781847650177
  • DDC: 658.15
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009
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How do you tell how well run a company is and how well it is doing? Which ratios and benchmarks should you use to assess performance? What can be done to massage company results? How do you recognise danger signs on the corporate horizon? How do you compare companies operating in different sectors or even different countries? All these important questions as well as many more are answered in the completely updated and revised fifth edition of this clear and comprehensive guide aimed at anyone who wants to make sense and practical use of a company’s annual report measure a business against its competitors judge the creditworthiness of a customer or client assess the investment potential of a company put a value on a company.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Economist Books.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Understanding the Basics.
2: The Annual Report – and What Underlies It.
3: The Balance Sheet.
4: The Income Statement.
5: The Cash Flow Statement.
6: Assessing the Facts.
7: Guidelines for Financial Analysis.
8: Measuring Profitability.
9: Measuring Efficiency.
10: Working Capital and Liquidity.
11: Capital and Valuation.
12: Strategy, Success and Failure.
13: Useful Benchmarks.
14: Practical Examples of Ratio Analysis.
Abbreviations and Acronyms.