FINA5523 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit considers the different types of information that investors and analysts use to assess a firm's performance and value. It explores the usefulness, quality and reliability of company reports and other publicly available information sources. Analytical techniques covered include ratio analysis; fundamental analysis; cash flow analysis; pro forma analysis; inventory and non-current asset analysis; and off-balance sheet analysis.
- Students are able to (1) outline the financial reporting system and importance of financial reporting quality; (2) apply financial statement analysis to the various financial and investment decisions; (3) measure fundamental or intrinsic firm values; (4) recognise and identify value-added business strategies and activities; (5) explain the relevance of cash flows, dividends, earnings/profitability and book values in firm valuation; and (6) explore and evaluate what determines a firm's price-earnings ratio (P/E) and other multiples.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) individual assessment ; (2) team project and presentation; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Mahmoud Agha
- Unit rules
- for Master of Commerce and Master of Professional Accounting students: FINA5432 Introduction to Finance (or equivalent); for Master of Applied Finance students: ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy
MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications
Graduate Certificate in Finance students: none
- Advisable prior study:
- Part time Master of Applied Finance students: FINA5533 Finance Essentials (or equivalent)
- Contact hours
- lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
- Unit Outline
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.