Essentials of Financial Analysis
Essentials of Financial Analysis shows how to analyze a company as a prospective investment. This one-stop resource includes a basic introduction to accounting; shows how to use ratio analysis to evaluate a company's profit, liquidity, and solvency; and provides actual financial statements of a variety of companies as illustrations.
1 Understanding Financial Statements and Annual Reports 1
2 Analyzing Profitability 33
3 Analyzing Liquidity and Solvency 71
4 Analyzing Activity with Financial and Nonfinancial Measures 121
5 Quality of Earnings and Cash Flows 145
6 Earnings Releases and EVA Analysis 175
7 E-Business 207
LYDIA L. F. SCHLEIFER, PhD, is Associate Professor of Accounting at Clemson University. Her work regularly appears in the CPA Journal, Managerial Auditing Journal, and Management Accounting.