How To Use Financial Statements A Guide To Understanding The Numbers

Author: James Bandler
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780786301973
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Small business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals, and managers with little or no financial background are some of the people who need to understand financial statements--but struggle for a grasp of even the simplest figures. Written especially for the nonfinancial professional, this practical guide includes an overview of financial statements--what they are and what they tell us--a thorough yet basic introduction to the actual concept, and easy-to-undertand explanations of profit and loss, statement of cash flows, and special reporting issues.

Managing By The Numbers

Author: Chuck Kremer
Publisher: Global Professional Publishi
ISBN: 9780738202563
Size: 16.46 MB
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Developed in partnership with Inc., a handy and practical guide to interpreting your company s financial statements to drive business growth and profitability."

Financial Intelligence Revised Edition

Author: Karen Berman
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1422144119
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Explains what business numbers mean and why they matter, and addresses issues that have become more important in recent years, including questions about the financial crisis and accounting literacy.

Financial Statements Revised And Expanded Edition

Author: Thomas R. Ittelson
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601638612
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Amazon readers love this five-star title: “Buy this book first.” “Perfect for budding entrepreneurs!” “Makes a complicated subject seem like child—s play.” “A masterpiece for non-financial managers.” “The best book available on the subject.” Now the best-selling book of its kind has gotten even better. This revised and expanded second edition of Ittelson—s Financial Statements will give you that firm grasp of “the numbers” necessary for business success. With more than 100,000 copies in print, Financial Statements is a perfect introduction to financial accounting for non-financial managers, stock-market investors, undergraduate business and MBA students, lawyers, lenders, entrepreneurs, and more. Most introductory finance and accounting books fail either because they are written “by accountants for accountants” or the authors “dumb down” the concepts until they are virtually useless. Financial Statements deftly shows that all this accounting and financial-reporting stuff is not rocket science and that you can understand it! Ittelson empowers non-financial managers by clearly and simply demonstrating how the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement work together to offer a “snapshot” of any company—s financial health. Every term is defined in simple, understandable language. Every concept is explained with a basic, straightforward transaction example. And with Financial Statements— uniquely visual approach, You’ll be able to see exactly how each transaction affects the three key financial statement of the enterprise. Two new major sections with nine new chapters were added to this revised second edition of Financial Statements, simply the clearest and most comprehensive introduction to financial reporting available.

The Interpretation Of Financial Statements

Author: Benjamin Graham
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0887309135
Size: 16.90 MB
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"All investors, from beginners to old hands, should gain from the use of this guide, as I have." From the Introduction by Michael F. Price, president, Franklin Mutual Advisors, Inc. Benjamin Graham has been called the most important investment thinker of the twentieth century. As a master investor, pioneering stock analyst, and mentor to investment superstars, he has no peer. The volume you hold in your hands is Graham's timeless guide to interpreting and understanding financial statements. It has long been out of print, but now joins Graham's other masterpieces, The Intelligent Investor and Security Analysis, as the three priceless keys to understanding Graham and value investing. The advice he offers in this book is as useful and prescient today as it was sixty years ago. As he writes in the preface, "if you have precise information as to a company's present financial position and its past earnings record, you are better equipped to gauge its future possibilities. And this is the essential function and value of security analysis." Written just three years after his landmark Security Analysis, The Interpretation of Financial Statements gets to the heart of the master's ideas on value investing in astonishingly few pages. Readers will learn to analyze a company's balance sheets and income statements and arrive at a true understanding of its financial position and earnings record. Graham provides simple tests any reader can apply to determine the financial health and well-being of any company. This volume is an exact text replica of the first edition of The Interpretation of Financial Statements, published by Harper & Brothers in 1937. Graham's original language has been restored, and readers can be assured that every idea and technique presented here appears exactly as Graham intended. Highly practical and accessible, it is an essential guide for all business people--and makes the perfect companion volume to Graham's investment masterpiece The Intelligent Investor.

How To Read And Interpret Financial Statements

Author: Michael P. Griffin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781523101818
Size: 54.17 MB
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This course teaches students how to read and analyze reports that are fundamental to gauging the health of any business. It explains how to interpret balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flows and considers the numbers in the context of external economic conditions. Topics include: basic concepts and principles of financial accounting and reporting; key financial statements--the balance sheet, income statement, and the statement of cash flows--from the perspective of senior management; applying the right type of analysis--ratio, vertical, or horizontal--to the right statement; recent changes in legislation, rules, and standards of practice that affect accounting and finance; provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on auditing processes and financial statement value chain; industry statistics, competitive considerations, and other nonfinancial information. --

The Entrepreneur S Guide To Financial Statements

Author: David Worrell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440829365
Size: 11.23 MB
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Like a detailed trail map through the jungle of finance, this book guides readers past small-business financial pitfalls, showing readers how to fine-tune operations and enhance profitability. • Written by a business owner for business owners, the author makes reading financial statements easy and interesting • Demonstrates how any business owner can shape unique financial statements to better manage their business • Breaks down the complexity of finance into easy-to-remember stories about real people and real companies • Examines and explains each of the three main financial statements and common ratios used by banks and investors • Shows how to build business dashboards that guide better decision making—and how simple analysis can show the financial future of your business • Helps small business owners to learn the difference between profits and cash flow, make better decisions by doing real analysis using only basic math, and do forecasting and budgeting quickly and easily

What S Behind The Numbers A Guide To Exposing Financial Chicanery And Avoiding Huge Losses In Your Portfolio

Author: John Del Vecchio
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071791981
Size: 74.38 MB
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Learn how to detect any corporate sleight of hand—and gain the upper hand with smart investing Investing expert John Del Vecchio and “Motley Fool” Tom Jacobs offer a compelling arguement that the secret to stock-market success today isn’t finding the next Google or eBay, but avoiding the next AIG or Enron. To that end, they offer simple, clear techniques for detecting when and how legitimate companies make their numbers look better than they are. What's Behind the Numbers? offers seven rules for finding companies playing with—rather than by—the numbers and explains how to avoid losing money by determining exactly when a stock is about to head south. John Del Vecchio, CFA, serves as a Principal of Ranger Alternative Management and principal of Parabolix Research, Inc. Tom Jacobs is lead advisor for the Motley Fool Special Ops, a stock service where he manages a special situations and opportunistic portfolio. He is cofounder of Complete Growth Investor LLC.

Arts Numbers

Author: Elaine Grogan Luttrull
Publisher: Agate Publishing
ISBN: 193284175X
Size: 36.21 MB
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"A guide to financial planning, budgeting, and business basics for creative professionals, artists, and nonprofit managers"--Provided by publisher.

A Crash Course On Financial Statements

Author: David Bangs
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1613080123
Size: 34.39 MB
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Are you a small business owner seeking to get a better grasp on your business financials? Led by small business expert David H. Bangs, take this crash course and learn how to read and understand your financial statements and discover the answers to necessary questions like: • Am I really profitable? • Am I going to continue to be profitable? • How can I get my business under control? • Where can things go wrong? • How can I secure financing? Supported by worksheets, templates, and visual tools, you’ll learn how to interpret your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow, uncovering your business’s financial story and allowing you to spot and avoid trouble, set financial goals, forecast for the future and more. Take this crash course and put your financial statements to work for you!