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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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.
Basic knowledge of Google Sheets is required, Familiarity with accounting is recommended
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
Introduction and where to get company’s reports?
Discussing the results
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
For me who do not have deep experience in finance, this course is good. Especially as the first step to make a better financial analysis. Thank you Coursera!
Really appreciated this guided project. I feel a lot more confident on ratio analysis and also on finding financial statements.
It is a good course for anyone who is new to managerial accounting or wants to refresh their basic accounting knowledge!
Could have been more user friendly and better explanation of terms and ratios, probably given in reading material.
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