Analyzing Company Performance using Ratios

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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

 Extract balance sheet and income statement items from the financial statements

Calculate profitability, liquidity ratios, activity, and solvency ratios

Perform time series analysis of company’s performance and benchmark company’s performance against peers

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2 hours
Intermediate
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

In this 2-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to examine the company’s performance on a yearly basis, as well as against their peers. The learners will be able to analyze the company’s performance in terms of profitability, liquidity, activity, and solvency. The learners then will be able to communicate their findings. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We're currently working on providing the same experience in other regions. This course's content is not intended to be investment advice and does not constitute an offer to perform any operations in the regulated or unregulated financial market.

Requirements

Basic knowledge of Google Sheets is required, Familiarity with accounting is recommended

Skills you will develop

  • Accounting

  • Financial Analysis

  • Securities Research

  • Investment Banking

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Introduction and where to get company’s reports?

  2. Profitability analysis

  3. Liquidity analysis

  4. Activity analysis

  5. Solvency analysis

  6. Discussing the results

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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