Financial Statement Analysis


The concept reviews the process of evaluating and analysing company financial statements and provides you with an understanding of how to assess the financial health of the company and enable more effective decision-making.

Technique Overview

Financial Statement Analysis Definition

Financial statement analysis, or financial analysis, involves the attempt to understand the performance outcomes and risk of a firm, sub-unit or a project, through the study of financial reports (Brealey and Myers, 1996).

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  • Beaver, W.H. (1966) Financial Ratios and Predictors of Failure. Empirical Research in Accounting: Selected Studies, supplement to Journal of Accounting Research, pp. 77-111.
  • Brealey, R.A. and Myers, S.C. (1996) Principles of Corporate Finance. (Fifth Ed.) McGraw-Hill.
  • Deakin, E.B. (1976) Distributions of Financial Accounting Ratios:Some Empirical Evidence. The Accounting Review, pp. 90-96, January.
  • Eversull, E.E. and Rotan, B.L. (1997). Rural Business-Cooperative Service. U.S. Department of Agriculture FIBS Research Report 154. March.

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