Financial Analysis

Course Overview

Financial analysis is a key component of growth, strategy and success. Utilizing financial markets and benchmarks permit you to distribute assets and assess potential projects for the most extreme rate of profitability. Financial analysis eliminates assumptions from the planning process and empowers you to build and translate financial projections. If your occupation requires handling finance related issues, then this hands-on extensive workshop is designed for you. You will learn the analytical tools and build up sharp comprehension to utilize them to enhance your organization's benefit by making sound business choices.

Course Objectives

  • Identifying current imperative financial related indicators that are vital for the organization
  • Comprehending financial forecasting strategies that can empower organizations to make informed decisions
  • Applying techniques that can enhance organization's benefits and investments of stakeholders
  • Knowing finances of an organization and how they are helpful for the present and future

Course Content

 Your Role in Corporate Planning

  • Strategic planning
  • Capital budgeting
  • Financial forecasting

How Company Value can be Increased

  • Drivers of shareholder value creation
  • Economic Value-Added Model

How Capital Investment Proposals be Evaluated

  • How financial forecasting can be used to have evaluation of projects?
  • Income tax aspects of capital investments 
  • Alternative investment proposals

How Management Performance can be Measured

  • Balance sheet analysis—DuPont formula, ROI, ROA, ROE
  • Evaluation of profit margins, asset turnover (efficiency) and leverage
  • Analysis of income statement—EPS, ROS
  • Performance of past and outcomes of the project
  • Benchmarking the performance of the company

How Cash Flow Analysis can be Used

  • Cash flow from operations, investing and financing
  • Metrics and ratios that can be used
  • Identifying patterns of value 
  • Interpreting FAS 95—"Statement of Cash Flows" 
  • Cash flow performance indicators—profitability, liquidity and solvency

How Financial Information can be Interpreted and Evaluated

  • Financial statement analysis
  • Managing capital—debt and equity
  • What financial analyst is looking for
  • Utilizing “Value Line” reports

Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM): How Present Value can be Calculated

  • Time value of money
  • Internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Net present value (NPV)
  • Compound growth rate calculation
  • Estimation, payback and terminal value
  • Discounted cash flow

Course Methodology

The training is going to be highly interactive combination of lectures, group discussions, questionnaires, individual reflections, role plays, simulations and videos.

Target Audience

Managers with financial responsibility or seeking a refresher in analysis include financial analysts, accountants, project managers, budget analysts, vice presidents of finance, controllers and treasurers.

Duration

2 Days (08:30–14:30) with appropriate breaks for tea/refreshments and lunch.

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