Chapter 17

Financial Statement Analysis and the Tool Kit of the Analyst: I Multi-step, Horizontal, Vertical and Trend Analyses and Analytical Balance Sheet


Financial statement analysis seeks to evaluate the performance, financial strength, ability to generate enough cash and the growth outlook of a company. A number of tools are available in the tool kit of the analyst for this purpose. Five of them are covered here.


This chapter seeks to enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  1. The objectives of financial statement analysis.
  2. The various stakeholders and their interests in the financial statements.
  3. The different ...

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