Financial Analysis (FA)

Financial Analysis (FA)

FA Objectives

  • Analyze Financial Statements
  • Apply Financial Analysis Methods and Tools to Measure Performance Against Internal and External Standards and Industry Benchmarks
  • Make Sound Decisions Based on Accurate Assessments of Business Performance and Results
  • Ask Better Questions to Gain a Clearer Understanding of the Business, and Focus Attention on Areas of Greatest Impact
  • More Effectively Manage Value in the Business

FA Topics

The Nature of Financial Analysis

  • List the Principal Questions Answered By Financial Analysis
  • Identify the Financial Statement Sources of Data Used in Financial Analysis
  • List the Major Tools Used in Financial Analysis

The Planning Cycle

  • Identify Components of the Planning Cycle
  • Describe the Role of the Financial Analyst Income Statement and Balance Sheet
  • Identify Key Accounts and Subtotals of the Income Statement
  • Identify the Major Sections of the Balance Sheet and How Analysts Use Them
  • Explain Why Companies Own Assets and How They Pay for Them
  • Use Common Size Financial Statements

Measurement of Performance

  • Calculate the Solvency Ratios, Liquidity Ratios, and Profitability Ratios
  • Explain How Ratios Relate to the Creation of Shareholder Value
  • Define How Growth Rates Are Used to Indicate Performance Cash Flow
  • Analyze a Company’s Gross Cash Flow from Operating, Investing and Financing Activities
  • Describe Why an Analysis That Fails to Take Cash Flow into Account Is Inadequate
  • Define a Company’s Free Cash Flow
  • Use Cash Metrics to Measure Value Creation

Creating Shareholder Value

  • Calculate a Company’s Weighted Average Cost of Capital and Total Capital in Accordance with CAPM
  • Use Bond Rating Information to Manage Leverage 

Analyzing Enterprise Investments: The Theory of Interest and the Time Value of Money

  • Use a Financial Calculator
  • Calculate Future Value, Present Value, and Compound Growth Rates
  • Calculate the Present and Future Value of an Annuity and Annuity Payments
  • Calculate and Understand Internal Rate of Return
  • Calculate the Present Value of a Perpetuity

Analyzing Enterprise Investments: Capital Project Evaluation

  • Define the Steps Necessary to Perform a Capital Project Evaluation
  • Create a Spreadsheet to Describe a Project
  • Choose a Hurdle Rate for a Project
  • Apply the Major Techniques: NPV, IRR, EPVI, Payback
  • Give a Definition of Terminal Value
  • Price an Acquisition

Prerequisites

Basic understanding of accounting and/or finance.

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Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

CFA Objectives

By the end of the trainings, participants will be able to:

  • To identify the main tested areas in the CFA level 1
  • To introduce an efficient methodology to prepare for the CFA
  • To discuss tips and tricks to pass the exam
  • To manage time in order to cover the material
  • To prepare practically for the exam

CFA Topics

Level I CFA exam will cover the following topics:

  • Ethical and Professional Standards
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Economics
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio Management
  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Derivatives
  • Alternative Investments

Prerequisites

An individual wishing to enroll in the CFA Program and register for the Level I exam for the first time must possess an international travel passport. In addition, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Have earned a bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree, or be in their final year of a bachelor’s program.
  • Have accumulated four years of applicable professional work experience (not required to be investment related).
  • Candidates may also have a combination of full-time professional experience and education that totals a minimum of four years. The four years of experience/education must be accrued prior to enrollment in the program. This article has more details.

Deleivery

The content is divided into 6 sections. Participants are expected to study each section before the session.

Plan

Introduction to the methodology
Study time (section 1) two weeks
Seminar 5 hours
Study time (section 2)
Seminar
Study time (section 3)
Seminar
Study time (section 4)
Seminar
Study time (section 5)
Seminar
Study time (section 6)
Seminar
Review workshop day 1
Review workshop day 2
Review workshop day 3
Review workshop day 3

Study Plan

The average candidate for Level I of the CFA exam should spend roughly 300 hours over the course of six months preparing for the exam

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