Financial Ratio Analysis

General

Program Description

Course Outline

Interpreting Financial Statements

  • Ratio analysis
  • The pyramid of ratios
  • Probability ratios
  • Liquidity ratios
  • Control of working capital
  • The working capital cycle

Capital Structure and Investment Ratios

  • Capital structure
  • Investment ratios
  • Limitations of ratio analysis

Target audience

  • Those who wish to understand the implications of decisions made across a range of financial accounting issues.
  • Those who wish to develop the ability to analyse, interpret, and question the accounting information they may encounter in a business context.
  • Those who wish to acquire a sound appreciation of accounting and finance in order to communicate and succeed in the business world.
  • Non-accounting staff who desire a practical introduction to the fundamentals of financial accounting.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to understand:

  • Who uses financial statements and what their needs are.
  • How to calculate and interpret ratios that enable you to comment on a business’s profitability, liquidity, and efficiency.
  • How to calculate and interpret ratios that enable you to comment on a business’s capital structure, investment returns, and performance.
  • The limitations of ratio analysis.
Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

London Business Training & Consulting (LBTC) is the UK’s premier business and management training and consulting service provider. We cater to both individual and organisational clients from all o ... Read More

London Business Training & Consulting (LBTC) is the UK’s premier business and management training and consulting service provider. We cater to both individual and organisational clients from all over the world. Read less