Financial Statements

  1. How To Calculate Goodwill

    Goodwill is an intangible, but it is still possible to effectively calculate or estimate ...
  2. Material Adverse Effect A Warning Sign For Stocks

    Learn what this phrase means and how to spot it in a company's financial statements. ...
  3. Footnotes: Early Warning Signs For Investors

    These documents hold very important information, but reading them takes skill.
  4. SEC Filings: Forms You Need To Know

    The forms companies are required to file provide a clear view of their histories ...
  5. How To Decode A Company's Earnings Reports

    Read between the lines to decipher a company's true financial condition.
  6. An Introduction To Depreciation

    Companies make choices and assumptions in calculating depreciation, and you need ...
  1. How To Calculate Goodwill

    Goodwill is an intangible, but it is still possible to effectively calculate or estimate ...
  2. Reviewing Liabilities On The Balance Sheet

    As an experienced or new analyst, liabilities tell a deep story of how a company ...
  3. How Does Goodwill Affect Stock Prices?

    “If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.” - Warren Buffett
  4. The Common-Size Analysis Of Financial Statements

    Using common-size financial statements helps investors spot trends that a raw financial ...
  5. Cash Flow Statement: Reviewing The Cash Flow ...

    A company's ability to consistently generate positive cash flows from its daily business ...
  6. Reviewing Assets On The Balance Sheet

    A firm uses its assets to generate sales and bottom-line profits for shareholders. ...
  1. Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    Find out how analysts determine the fair value of a company with this step-by-step ...
  2. Debt Ratios

    Learn about the debt ratio, debt-equity ratio, capitalization ratio, interest coverage ...
  3. Using Accounting Analysis To Measure Earnings ...

    Learn the accounting concepts that will help you to dig into to the details to find ...
  4. Investment Valuation Ratios

    Learn about per share data, price/book value ratio, price/cash flow ratio, price/earnings ...
  1. How is accounting in the United States different from international accounting?

    Learn how accounting standards differ between the International Financial Reporting Standards, or IFRS, and generally accepted ...
  2. Which financial statements are most important when performing ratio analysis?

    Learn which financial statements are used for ratio analysis. Find out what financial data is needed to conduct fundamental ...
  3. How do you account for changes in the market value of various fixed assets?

    Understand how to account for changes in the fair market value of a company's fixed assets. Learn what accounting methods ...
  4. What is the difference between direct costs and variable costs?

    Learn about variable costs and direct costs, how direct costs and variable costs are classified and the differences between ...
  1. 5 Tips For Reading A Balance Sheet

    The balance sheet, along with the income and cash flow statements, is an important ...
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