UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

FINA5523 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
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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