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. Using Accounting Analysis To Measure Earnings ...

    Learn the accounting concepts that will help you to dig into to the details to find ...
  3. Debt Ratios

    Learn about the debt ratio, debt-equity ratio, capitalization ratio, interest coverage ...
  4. Investment Valuation Ratios

    Learn about per share data, price/book value ratio, price/cash flow ratio, price/earnings ...
  1. What are the pros and cons of using the fixed charge coverage ratio?

    Understand the fixed-charge coverage ratio, and learn the main advantages and disadvantages of using this particular financial ...
  2. What are the disadvantages of using the sinking fund method to depreciate an asset?

    Learn what the sinking fund method of depreciation is, why a company might choose to use it and what the disadvantages are ...
  3. How does inventory accounting differ between GAAP and IFRS?

    Learn about inventory costing differences between generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, and International Financial ...
  4. What are the consequences of one party violating the terms of a letter of intent?

    Learn what the average profit margin is for a company in the chemicals sector and what to look for when interpreting high ...
  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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