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 the business consequences of using FIFO vs. LIFO accounting methods?

    Learn about the real business consequences from using a first-in, first out inventory accounting method versus a last-in, ...
  2. How do you analyze inventory on the balance sheet?

    Learn how to analyze inventory using financial statements and footnotes by doing ratio analysis and performing qualitative ...
  3. What does the operating cash flow ratio measure?

    Learn about the operating cash flow ratio, how the ratio is calculated and what it indicates about a company.
  4. How do businesses determine if an asset may be impaired?

    Find out how a business should determine if an asset may be impaired in accordance with the generally accepted accounting ...
  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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