Finding Meaning in Financial Statements
A Look behind the Numbers
Key Topics Covered in This Chapter
- Profitability, key activities, and solvency
- Comparing the financial statements of different entities
- Balanced scorecards
CHAPTER 1 EXPLAINED The three key financial statements and their various components. Chapter 2 provides you with tools for interpreting those statements and assessing business performance. Additionally, it introduces a relatively new approach to gauging a business’s nonfinancial aspects that ultimately foreshadow financial performance.
Many people use financial statements, and often for very different reasons. Lenders want to know if a company seeking funds has the capacity to repay them. Investors are interested ...