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International Financial Statement Analysis Workbook (CFA Institute Investment Series), 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-23513-3
212 pages
April 2012
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The workbook you need to test your understanding of financial statement analysis, from the seasoned experts at the CFA Institute

In a global, highly interconnected investment landscape, financial analysts must have a thorough, working knowledge of international financial statement analysis. This companion Workbook to International Financial Statement Analysis, Second Edition accompanies the second edition of International Financial Statement Analysis, the essential guide to this important field, written by top experts at the CFA Institute.

Designed to help busy professionals understand and apply the concepts and methodologies essential to accurate financial analysis, this workbook enables readers to test their knowledge and comprehension of the tools and techniques described in the main text before putting them to use in real world situations. This informative study guide contains carefully constructed problems with detailed solutions, as well as concise learning outcome statements and summary chapter overviews.

  • The must-have companion to International Financial Statement Analysis, Second Edition
  • Filled with pedagogical tools for applying key concepts
  • Chapter overviews include coverage of: the differences and similarities in income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements around the world; the impact of foreign exchange rates on the financial statements of a multinational corporation; the difficulty in measuring the value of employee compensation; the importance of income tax accounting and reporting, and much more

To acquire a practical mastery of international financial statement analysis, you need to be able to practice putting theory into action, and International Financial Statement Analysis Workbook, Second Edition provides the review resources you need to succeed.

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PART I Learning Outcomes, Summary Overview, and Problems

CHAPTER 1 Financial Statement Analysis: An Introduction 3
Learning Outcomes 3
Summary Overview 3
Problems 5

CHAPTER 2 Financial Reporting Mechanics 7
Learning Outcomes 7
Summary Overview 7
Problems 8

CHAPTER 3 Financial Reporting Standards 11
Learning Outcomes 11
Summary Overview 11
Problems 13

CHAPTER 4 Understanding Income Statements 17
Learning Outcomes 17
Summary Overview 18
Problems 19

CHAPTER 5 Understanding Balance Sheets 23
Learning Outcomes 23
Summary Overview 23
Problems 25

CHAPTER 6 Understanding Cash Flow Statements 29
Learning Outcomes 29
Summary Overview 29
Problems 30

CHAPTER 7 Financial Analysis Techniques 35
Learning Outcomes 35
Summary Overview 35
Problems 36

CHAPTER 8 Financial Statement Analysis: Applications 43
Learning Outcomes 43
Summary Overview 43
Problems 44

CHAPTER 9 Inventories 47
Learning Outcomes 47
Summary Overview 47
Problems 49

CHAPTER 10 Long-Lived Assets 65
Learning Outcomes 65
Summary Overview 66
Problems 68

CHAPTER 11 Income Taxes 79
Learning Outcomes 79
Summary Overview 79
Problems 80

CHAPTER 12 Noncurrent (Long-Term) Liabilities 85
Learning Outcomes 85
Summary Overview 85
Problems 87

CHAPTER 13 Employee Compensation: Postemployment and Share-Based 91
Learning Outcomes 91
Summary Overview 91
Problems 93

CHAPTER 14 Intercorporate Investments 103
Learning Outcomes 103
Summary Overview 103
Problems 104

CHAPTER 15 Multinational Operations 115
Learning Outcomes 115
Summary Overview 115
Problems 117

CHAPTER 16 Evaluating Financial Reporting Quality 125
Learning Outcomes 125
Summary Overview 125
Problems 126

CHAPTER 17 Integration of Financial Statement Analysis Techniques 131
Learning Outcomes 131
Summary Overview 131
Problems 132

PART II Solutions

CHAPTER 1 Financial Statement Analysis: An Introduction 141
Solutions 141

CHAPTER 2 Financial Reporting Mechanics 143
Solutions 143

CHAPTER 3 Financial Reporting Standards 145
Solutions 145

CHAPTER 4 Understanding Income Statements 147
Solutions 147

CHAPTER 5 Understanding Balance Sheets 149
Solutions 149

CHAPTER 6 Understanding Cash Flow Statements 151
Solutions 151

CHAPTER 7 Financial Analysis Techniques 155
Solutions 155

CHAPTER 8 Financial Statement Analysis: Applications 159
Solutions 159

CHAPTER 9 Inventories 161
Solutions 161

CHAPTER 10 Long-Lived Assets 167
Solutions 167

CHAPTER 11 Income Taxes 173
Solutions 173

CHAPTER 12 Noncurrent (Long-Term) Liabilities 175
Solutions 175

CHAPTER 13 Employee Compensation: Postemployment and Share-Based 177
Solutions 177

CHAPTER 14 Intercorporate Investments 181
Solutions 181

CHAPTER 15 Multinational Operations 185
Solutions 185

CHAPTER 16 Evaluating Financial Reporting Quality 189
Solutions 189

CHAPTER 17 Integration of Financial Statement Analysis Techniques 191
Solutions 191

About the CFA Program 195

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Thomas R. Robinson, CFA, is Managing Director of the Education Division of CFA Institute where he leads and develops the teams responsible for producing and delivering educational content and examinations to candidates, members, and other investment professionals encompassing the CFA Program, CIPM Program, Lifelong Learning, Private Wealth, Publications, and Conferences.

Elaine Henry, CFA, is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Miami where she teaches courses in accounting, financial statement analysis, and valuation. After working in corporate finance at Lehman Brothers, strategy consulting at McKinsey & Company, and corporate banking at Citibank, she obtained a PhD from Rutgers University where she majored in accounting and minored in finance.

Wendy L. Pirie, CFA, is Director, Curriculum Projects, in the Education Division of CFA Institute. Prior to joining CFA Institute in 2008, she taught finance, accounting, statistics, taxation, business law, and marketing for over twenty years at both large and small public and private universities, religious colleges, and military academies. Her work has been published in the Journal of Financial Research and the Journal of Economics and Finance. She holds a PhD from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and MBAs from the University of Toronto and the University of Calgary. Pirie is also coauthor of Investments: Principles of Portfolio and Equity Analysis (Wiley).

Michael A. Broihahn, CFA, is an Associate Professor of Accounting and the Director of Graduate Programs at Barry University in Miami, Florida. His teaching and research interests encompass financial accounting, auditing, and professional ethics. He currently serves CFA Institute in a number of different capacities.

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