About the Book :
It's easier than you think to understand the financial reports you face every day . . .The Essentials of Financial Analysis delivers a practical, in-depth survey of the key elements of financial reporting, budgeting, and analysis to help business managers with little or no background in finance relate to the numbers they deal with every day, boost their performance, and better lead their staff.From key terminology to dynamic strategies for increasing a company's value, The Essentials of Financial Analysis explains: How to use a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement to spotlight a company's weaker areas and improve its financial efficiencies Implement strategic plans, operational budgets, and financial forecasts as competitive tools for direction setting, communication, and compensation Make capital-investment decisions that contribute to a company's health.
About the Author :
Samuel C. Weaver (Center Valley, PA) is a financial professional, Ph.D, CMA, CFM, with academic experience in education, finance, accounting, and corporate development.
PART ONE: ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE FUNDAMENTALS Chapter 1: The Role and Functions of Accounting and Finance Chapter 2: Understanding Financial Statements Chapter 3: Financial Performance Metrics Chapter 4: The Impact of Income Taxes on Financial Analysis PART TWO: FINANCIAL PLANNING AND CONTROL Chapter 5: Short-Term Financial Management and Supply Chain Finance Chapter 6: Strategic Financial Planning PART THREE: CAPITALANALYSIS AND CORPORATE INVESTMENTDECISIONS Chapter 7: The Time Value of Money Chapter 8: Interest Rates and Valuation of Financial SecuritiesChapter 9: Capital Investment Decisions Chapter 10: Determining Cash Flows PART FOUR: LONG-TERM FINANCING STRATEGIES Chapter 11: Cost of Capital, Hurdle Rates, and Financial Structure Chapter 12: Long-Term Financing Chapter 13: Leasing as a Financing and Business Alternative PART FIVE: FINANCE AND CORPORATE STRATEGY Chapter 14: Strategy and Valuation: Creating Shareholder Value Chapter 15: Mergers and Acquisitions