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Accounting At Your Fingertips, 2e by George R Murray

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13

Analyzing Financial Results

13.1 Analysis Methods

13.2 Assessing Profitability

13.3 Determining Ability to Pay Debt

13.4 Measuring Liquidity

13.5 Making Decisions

13.1 Analysis Methods

Looking at Previous Periods

Other Comparisons

Ratio Analysis

Automating the Process

Limitations of Financial Analysis

You’ve completed the financial statements for your company; now it’s time to take a deeper look at what the numbers mean. In this subchapter, we provide an overview of financial analysis and show you how to use it.

SEE ALSO 2.3, “Analyzing Transactions”

Looking at Previous Periods

Comparing data to a prior period—often called trend analysis ...

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