UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

FINA5523 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content 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.
Outcomes 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 market-to-book ratio (P/B) and price-earnings ratio (P/E).
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignments; (2) final examination; and (3) presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Russell Poskitt
Unit rules
Prerequisites: FINA5432 Introduction to Finance
Contact hours lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/FINA5523/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/FINA5523/SEM-2/2017

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