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Essentials of Financial Analysis

Essentials of Financial Analysis

George T. Friedlob, Lydia L. F. Schleifer

ISBN: 978-0-471-22830-1

Nov 2002

240 pages

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An easy-to-use guide to 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.

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Preface iv

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

Notes 226

Index 229