13008 Financial Statement Analysis and Firm Evaluation

Credits: 3 graduate credits in Business Administration / Financing

Prerequisites: Operations Research, Accounting for Managers, Marketing, Management and Organizational Behavior, Financial Management, Corporate Law for Managers

Authors: Yair Bahar, Jacob Kamin, Arie Nachmias

Objectives: To impart tools for analyzing financial statements of business firms as well as knowledge about company evaluation and applying the analysis for the purpose of examining the condition of the company.

Topics: The objectives of financial statement analysis and its various users; Tools for analyzing financial statements, alternative information sources; Financial ratios and their use for analyzing and comparing businesses performance; Analyzing the statement of cash flow and evaluating financial flexibility; Evaluation of business entities using various methods; Analyzing financial hardships and predicting bankruptcy based on financial statements.