Reading and Understanding the Balance Sheet
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Learn how to break down and understand the balance sheet section by section.
Many people may have financial statements in front of them but they do not know what they should be looking for. The financial statements can be seen as a maze as there is so much information and people do not know where to start looking first. Learn where you can find the balance sheet information you need and then depending on your needs (are you looking to invest in the firm, be employed by the firm, consider getting a loan or extending a line of credit) how to break down the balance sheet section by section, do comparisons, calculate ratios, and make a final decision. Gain the tools needed to do everything mentioned above and make sound decisions for your organization.
AuthorsRonald A. Sereika, CooperVision
Where to Find Balance Sheet Information - SEC Website, Audited Financial Statements
What Is the Make-up of the Balance Sheet and What Should One Look for to Analyze?
Understand Current Asset and Current Liabilities, What They Are and How They Impact Working Capital
Discuss How to Common Size the Balance Sheet so It Can Be Used for Comparative Purposes
Discuss and Explain the Important Ratios That Can Be Pulled off of the Balance Sheet; Liquidity Ratios, Leverage Ratios
How to Gather Information and Make Decisions for; Setting a Line of Credit, Deciding to Buy Stock in This Company, Make a Loan to Them
The 5 C's of Credit -Most of Them Come From the Balance Sheet
How to Finalize Your Decision and Present It to Management