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. What are some examples of fixed assets?

    Learn the difference between fixed tangible assets and fixed intangible assets, and review examples of these two types of ...
  2. What is accounting fraud?

    Learn what accounting fraud is, why a company commits account fraud and some types of accounting fraud that misrepresent ...
  3. What does financial accounting focus on?

    Learn the main tenets of financial accounting, the guidelines by which it is governed and how outsiders use it to gauge a ...
  4. What kinds of liabilities appear on the balance sheet?

    Learn what current and non-current liabilities are, the difference between the two, and examples of liabilities that a company ...
  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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