Financial Analysis: Third Edition

Author: Steven Bragg

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Book Description
Financial Analysis: A Business Decision Guide describes how to extract meaningful information from the financial statements of a business. The book also delves into a number of analyses that can be used to improve business decisions, such as price optimization, constraint management, and credit granting. Another area addressed is financing, where the book covers financial leverage, capital structure, foreign exchange risk, and more. Other topics include financial forecasting, discounted cash flow analysis, and the valuation of acquisitions. [332 pages]


Table of Contents

Part I - Introduction
Chapter 1. Overview of Financial Analysis

Part II - Financial Statement Analysis
Chapter 2. The Financial Statements
Chapter 3. Accounting Issues Impacting the Financials
Chapter 4. The Interpretation of Financial Statements
Chapter 5. Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis

Part III - Operational Analysis
Chapter 6. Pricing Decisions
Chapter 7. Cost Object Analysis
Chapter 8. Constraint Analysis
Chapter 9. Credit Decisions 

Part IV - Financial Analysis
Chapter 10. Financing Choices
Chapter 11. Financial Leverage
Chapter 12. Capital Structure Analysis
Chapter 13. Dividend Analysis
Chapter 14. Foreign Exchange Risk Analysis
Chapter 15. Interest Rate Risk Analysis

Part V - Forecasting
Chapter 16. Financial Forecasting
Chapter 17. Managing the Rate of Growth

Part VI - Investment Analysis
Chapter 18. The Cost of Capital
Chapter 19. Discounted Cash Flow Techniques
Chapter 20. Capital Budgeting
Chapter 21. The Lease or Buy Decision

Part VII. Other Topics
Chapter 22. Acquisition Valuation
Chapter 23. The Enhancement of Shareholder Value