Financial Performance Analysis
|"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen|
and thinking what nobody has thought"
|-- Albert von Szent
Our Financial performance analysis course will help you to determine your financial strategy, measure your financial performance against your peer group and communicate financial results to your stakeholders.
Enhancing shareholder value
Measuring total shareholder return
What is meant by Economic Value Added (EVA)?
Cost of capital, management of working capital, reduction of net debt
What are the appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for your industry?
Key management ratios
Capital versus revenue items
Amortisation, depreciation and revaluation of fixed assets
What constitutes an exceptional item?
Creation and write-back of provisions
Implications of International Accounting Standards
Turnover, profit margins and trends
Who will benefit?
Liquidity & current ratio - is a ratio of less than one a warning sign?
Debt versus equity: what is an appropriate gearing level?
Interest cover, dividend cover
Return on equity (ROE), return on capital employed (ROCE)
EBITDA return on net operating assets
Basic and diluted EPS, p/e ratio, market capitalisation
Managers and directors with strategic responsibilities
Please note that this course requires a basic understanding of financial concepts,
Those looking to have more influence within the management team
New entrants to equity analysis, fund management and investor relations
terminology and balance sheets.
This can be achieved from our introductory course: Understanding Company Accounts.
Duration: One day
Financial performance analysis is also available as an in-house course.