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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.

[ ]Course content

Enhancing shareholder value
[Bullet 1]  Measuring total shareholder return
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[Bullet 1]  What is meant by Economic Value Added (EVA)?
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[Bullet 1]  Cost of capital, management of working capital, reduction of net debt
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[Bullet 1]  What are the appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for your industry?
Accounting judgments
[Bullet 1]  Brand valuation
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[Bullet 1]  Capital versus revenue items
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[Bullet 1]  Amortisation, depreciation and revaluation of fixed assets
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[Bullet 1]  What constitutes an exceptional item?
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[Bullet 1]  Creation and write-back of provisions
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[Bullet 1]  Implications of International Accounting Standards
Key management ratios
[Bullet 1]  Turnover, profit margins and trends
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[Bullet 1]  Liquidity & current ratio - is a ratio of less than one a warning sign?
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[Bullet 1]  Debt versus equity: what is an appropriate gearing level?
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[Bullet 1]  Interest cover, dividend cover
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[Bullet 1]  Return on equity (ROE), return on capital employed (ROCE)
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[Bullet 1]  EBITDA return on net operating assets
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[Bullet 1]  Basic and diluted EPS, p/e ratio, market capitalisation
[ ]Who will benefit?
[Bullet 1]  Managers and directors with strategic responsibilities
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[Bullet 1]  Those looking to have more influence within the management team
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[Bullet 1]  New entrants to equity analysis, fund management and investor relations
Please note that this course requires a basic understanding of financial concepts,
terminology and balance sheets. This can be achieved from our introductory course: Understanding Company Accounts.

[ ]Duration: One day

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Financial performance analysis is also available as an in-house course.
         
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