Financial statement analysis


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Financial statement analysis

Evaluation of a firm's financial statements in order to assess the firm's worth and its ability to meet its financial obligations.

Financial Analysis

Research into data relating to the stability and profitability of businesses, especially to guide one's investing practices. At its most basic, financial analysis involves looking at financial statements to determine if a company is healthy. Balance sheets are important to financial analysis as they provide a ready-made means of investigating performance. However, it is important to note that quantitative financial analysis has limits: the accounting methods a particular business employs, for example, may make it look more or less healthy than it really is. See also: Fundamental analysis.
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The AFI application enables you to make several types of financial statement analysis: (1) financial statement analysis of the company compared to the same period the previous year, (2) financial statement analysis compared to the last two periods--trend analysis, (3) comparative analysis--comparing the financial statement analysis of a certain company to financial statements of other companies in the same field of business which is especially practical when creating sector analysis, (4) Trailing analysis--indicators calculated on the basis of the last four quarter reports.
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As a whole, it presents a general framework for addressing most financial statement analysis tasks.
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