Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Course introduction

  • 2

    Vertical and Horizontal Income Statement Analysis

    • Downloadable content

    • Session objectives

    • Financial analysis overview

    • Components of ratio analysis

    • A breakdown of the income statement

    • Vertical analysis

    • Interactive exercise 1

    • Gross profit margin

    • Operating profit margin

    • Net profit margin

    • Efficiency ratio

    • Solvency ratio

    • Interactive exercise 2

    • Vertical analysis demonstration

    • Vertical analysis exercise

    • Horizontal analysis

    • Benefits of horizontal analysis

    • Horizontal analysis demonstration

    • Horizontal analysis exercise

    • Benchmarking

    • Sources of benchmarking information

    • Interactive exercise 3

    • Benchmarking demonstration

    • Benchmarking exercise

    • Session ratios summary

    • Session conclusion

  • 3

    Balance Sheet Analysis and Ratios

    • Downloadable content

    • Session objectives

    • Financial analysis recap

    • Balance sheet breakdown

    • Short term liquidity ratios

    • Current ratio

    • Quick ratio or acid test ratio

    • Asset turnover ratio

    • Balance sheet ratio summary

    • Interactive exercise 4

    • Balance sheet ratios demonstration

    • General ratios exercise

    • Working capital overview

    • Working capital funding gap

    • Funding gap question

    • Funding gap answer

    • Interactive exercise 5

    • Working capital efficiency ratios

    • Inventory efficiency ratios

    • Accounts receivable efficiency ratios

    • Accounts payable efficiency ratios

    • The funding gap formula

    • PP&E efficiency ratio

    • Interactive exercise 6

    • Inventory ratios demonstration

    • Accounts receivable ratios demonstration

    • Accounts payable ratios demonstration

    • PP&E turnover ratio demonstration

    • Efficiency ratio exercise

    • Session ratios summary

    • Session conclusion

  • 4

    Cash Flow Statement Analysis and Ratios

    • Downloadable content

    • Session objectives

    • Financial analysis recap

    • The cash flow statement

    • Operating activities

    • Investing activities

    • Financing activities

    • Analyzing cash flow data

    • Interactive exercise 7

    • Cash flow demonstration

    • Cash flow analysis exercise

    • Breakdown of the balance sheet

    • Understanding debt

    • Debt financing

    • Types of bonds

    • Warrants and convertibles compared

    • Types of syndicated loans

    • Leasing as an option

    • Interactive exercise 8

    • Who can tap into the debt markets?

    • Equity types - common shares

    • Equity types - preferred share varieties

    • Retained earnings

    • Interactive exercise 9

    • Managing the financing of a business - leverage

    • Growing the business using debt

    • The benefits of leverage

    • An effective capital structure

    • Leverage ratios

    • Interactive exercise 10

    • Leverage ratios demonstration

    • Leverage ratio exercise

    • Session ratios summary

    • Session conclusion

  • 5

    Rates of Return and Profitability Analysis

    • Downloadable content

    • Session objectives

    • Financial analysis recap

    • Intro to pyramid analysis

    • ROE levers

    • Factors that affect ROE

    • Dupont analysis

    • Secondary profitability ratios

    • Secondary efficiency ratios

    • Secondary leverage ratios

    • Pyramid of ratios

    • Interactive exercise 11

    • Final ratios to calculate (part 1)

    • Final ratios to calculate (part 2)

    • Pyramid demonstration (primary ratios)

    • Pyramid demonstration (secondary ratios)

    • Pyramid demonstration (tertiary ratios)

    • Pyramid demonstration (final ratios)

    • Pyramid analysis exercise

    • Session ratios summary

    • Session conclusion

    • Summary

  • 6

    Qualified Assessment

    • Qualified assessment

    • Share Your Feedback

    • Course Completion