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By using our website you agree to satement use of cookies. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Peir Shenq Stanley Lim. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Description An updated guide to the essential discipline of financial statement analysis In Financial Statement Analysis, Fourth Edition, leading investment authority Martin Fridson returns with Fernando Alvarez to provide the analytical framework you need to scrutinize financial statements, whether you’re evaluating a company’s stock price or determining valuations for a merger or acquisition.

This fully revised and up-to-date Fourth Edition offers fresh information that will help you to evaluate financial statements in today’s volatile markets and uncertain economy, and allow you to get past the sometimes biased portrait of a company’s performance. The Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Looking for beautiful books? Visit our Beautiful Books page and find anlaysis books for kids, photography analysjs and more.

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Financial Statement Analysis: A Practitioner’s Guide

Flap copy Financial statement analysis is an essential skill for individualsinvolved in investment management, corporate finance, commerciallending, and the extension of credit.

Stwtement the years, it has becomean increasingly complex endeavor, as corporate financial statementshave become more difficult to decipher. But with the FourthEdition of Financial Statement Analysis, you’ll learn how tohandle the practical challenges that are part of the business. Written by leading investment authority Martin Fridson andColumbia Graduate Business School Professor Fernando Alvarez, thisreliable resource outlines mzrtin analytical framework needed toscrutinize financial statements, whether you’re evaluating acompany’s stock price or determining valuations for a merger oracquisition.


Fully revised to reflect new concerns and challengesin this field, the Fourth Edition of Financial StatementAnalysis will put you in a better position to get past thesometimes biased portrait of a company’s performance.

Insights that will allow financiall to evaluate financial statementseffectively in volatile markets and an uncertain economy Discussions on properly interpreting balance sheets, incomestatements, and cash flow statements Valuable new sttaement studies of fraudulent reporting Tips for maximizing the accuracy of forecasts and martun structuredapproach to credit and equity evaluation Revelations about how earnings can be exaggerated or evenfabricated And much more All too often, financial statements conceal more than theyreveal.

But by undertaking genuine, goal-orientedanalysis–instead of simply going through the motions ofcalculating standard financial ratios–you can uncover thetrue financial condition of a company. Filled with real-world examples and expertadvice, FinancialStatement Analysis, Fourth Edition will help you excel atinterpreting financial statements and enable you to use thisinformation to make better business decisions.

It helps to develop the questioning mind–the mind of a financial detective. It teaches the art of skepticism and critical thinking. Readers go beyond definition and calculation and learn interpretation.

As he so accurately states in Financial Abalysis Analysis, the credit investor is required to engage in a game of cat-and-mouse with company management’s intent on minimizing their cost of capital by putting a positive gloss on their financial statements. The Fourth Edition of Marty’s terrific book is the bible on how to detect and deal with these efforts.

Whether you are an investor, an investment advisor, statemment a teacher, Financial Statement Analysis will starement very valuable. Cannella, former head of Global Credit Research, J. He has had a front-row seat to see the birth, death, and rebirth of the high-yield bond market.

In the Fourth Edition of Financial Statement Analysis, Marty clearly demonstrates that despite the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley inand other attempts to curtail abuse of the system, one needs a critical analytical eye to be certain that management is firdson trying to obfuscate the truth.

The case studies provide excellent and timely examples of some of the techniques that companies have used to mislead investors. And all of us who depend on the markets sending capital to its best use should hope that investors read this book first. Its great value, though, is in the plain-spoken stripping down of real-world and illustrative examples that show how to see past the numbers to the practicalities and incentives behind them–and so help analysts and journalists alike ask the right questions.


Review quote “Financial Statement Analysis: A Practitioner’s Guide is a well-organized, thorough exploration of the challenges facing practitioners who rely on financial statements to make investment and lending decisions. Statemeny books about accounting, while valuable for their insights, are seldom this enjoyable to read.

Financial Statement Analysis: A Practitioner’s Guide, Fourth Edition [Book]

This book is different because the authors seamlessly integrate fascinating real-life examples and instructive fictional scenarios into each chapter to illustrate their points. For anyone with a passing interest in the subject, or for new analysts learning the trade, Financial Statement Analysis is an amazing resource. That’s true in spades for Financial Statement Analysis.

Fridson and Alvarez have written a classic. It should be required reading and a constant reference source on the bookshelf of any investor intending to buy individual company stocks or bonds. Greenwald Foreword show more. Over a twenty-five-year span with brokerage firms including Salomon Brothers, Morgan Sattement, and Merrill Lynch, he became known for his innovative work in credit analysis and investment strategy.

From untilhe was associate professor in the Finance and Economics Department and director of entrepreneurship programs at Rutgers Business School, Newark and New Brunswick.

Alvarez has taught at New York University’s Stern School of Business where he was associate anlysis on innovation and entrepreneurship, and Babson College where he was assistant professor of finance. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.