Financial Statements

  1. Material Adverse Effect A Warning Sign For Stocks

    Material Adverse Effect A Warning Sign For Stocks

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

    Footnotes: Early Warning Signs For Investors

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

    SEC Filings: Forms You Need To Know

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

    How To Decode A Company's Earnings Reports

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

    An Introduction To Depreciation

    Companies make choices and assumptions in calculating depreciation, and you need ...
  6. How To Analyze Restaurant Stocks

    How To Analyze Restaurant Stocks

    Don't put your money on the table before getting a taste for analyzing this sector. ...
  1. Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    Find out how analysts determine the fair value of a company with this step-by-step ...
  2. Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

    Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

    Learn what it means to do your homework on a company's performance and reporting ...
  3. Debt Ratios

    Debt Ratios

    Learn about the debt ratio, debt-equity ratio, capitalization ratio, interest coverage ...
  4. Cash Flow Indicator Ratios

    Cash Flow Indicator Ratios

    Learn about the operating cash flow to sales ratio, free cash flow to operating cash ...
  1. What are the generally accepted accounting principles for inventory reserves?

    As with most matters related to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), accountants assigned with the task of applying ...
  2. Why do some companies pay a dividend, while other companies do not?

    Dividends are corporate earnings that companies pass on to their shareholders. There are a number of reasons why a corporation ...
  3. What are some of the key differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP?

    The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) - the accounting standard used in more than 110 countries - has some ...
  4. Which transactions affect the retained earnings statement?

    Retained earnings are the portion of a company's income that management retains for internal operations instead of paying ...
  1. 5 Tips For Reading A Balance Sheet

    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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