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Advanced Financial Analysis

LCT International, In London (+1 locations)
Length
10 days
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Training content

Introduction to Financial Analysis and Financial Statements

  • Short quiz exploring participant’s knowledge
  • What is financial analysis and who uses it for what
  • Sources of information
  • Efficient markets theory
  • International Financial reporting standards – the key statements explained
  • Financial performance in the public sector use of ratios

What Financial Analysis Can and Cannot tell you

  • Comparison of analysis techniques
  • Evaluation of performance - comparisons
  • Income statement ratios, common size, profit margin, return on equity etc.
  • Balance sheet ratios, quick ratio, current ratio, debt to equity and more
  • Use of notes to the accounts

Return on Investments and Making Sense of Trends

  • The building blocks of ROI
  • Payback method
  • Net present value method (NPV)
  • Internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Historical comparisons and industry benchmarks

Technical Analysis

  • What is technical analysis and why it works
  • Crowd behaviour concepts
  • Behaviour economics
  • Types of technical indicators
  • Drawing and interpreting trend lines

More Ratios and Practical Exercises

  • Price to earnings ratio, dividend yield, dividend payout ratio
  • The importance of cash flow – how to measure and improve it
  • Gross profit, operating profit, net profit margin
  • Key investor ratios
  • End of week quiz to reinforce learning

How The Shift from Shareholder to Stakeholder Value is Driving Strategy and Decision-Making

  • Value maximisation and stakeholder theory
  • The drivers of shareholder and stakeholder value
  • Linking decision-making to shareholder value – the long-term perspective
  • Ethical dimensions of decision-making

Funding the Business

  • Capital structure and the cost of capital
  • Funding with equity
  • Retaining profit – dividend policy
  • Funding with debt
  • The main instruments of the capital markets

The Impact of PESTLE on Strategy and Risk Management

  • The components of PESTLE and the impact on corporate finance
  • Porter’s generic competitive strategies
  • Mergers and acquisition – a corporate approach
  • Managing financial risks

An Effective Treasury Function

  • Expanding strategic role of treasury and its role in corporate decision making
  • Price to earnings ratio, dividend yield, dividend payout ratio
  • Leadership skills and training for treasurers
  • The areas where treasury takes a lead role, including: bank relationship management; short-term and long-term borrowing; financial risk management
  • Defining treasury success – KPIs, credit ratings etc.

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Certification / Credits

Participants will finish the course will advanced skills and abilities in financial analysis

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We have trained over 2,500 delegates from almost 600 client organisations

Complimentary Heathrow transfer (one-way)

Endorsed by various organisational and subject specific accrediting bodies

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LCT International
3 Shortlands, Hammersmith
W6 8DA London

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