Financial Analysis and Valuation

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Course Starts in 7 hours
September 25 - 27, 2018
N180,000

This course provides an overview of financial analysis and valuation for businesses. Emphasis is on financial statement analysis, time value of money, management of cash flow, risk and return, different financial ratios and methods of valuation. This course is intended to develop skills for the strategic analysis of financial performance, and to develop experience in evaluating ability of resources to create value as well as identify the risk of default. A company's financial report conveys a wealth of useful information about its business. Indeed, financial reports are the primary means by which managers communicate company results to investors, creditors and analysts. These parties use the reports to judge company performance, to assess creditworthiness, to predict future financial performance, and to analyze possible acquisitions and take-overs. Users of financial statements must be able to meaningfully interpret financial reports and construct measures of financial performance.

To enable meaningful comparison across businesses or entities, accounting regulators have developed a set of standards and rules that provide guidelines to the reporting firms. Nevertheless, these standards and rules still allow managers considerable discretion in reporting the firm’s results. Since company managers choose among a set of available accounting procedures when preparing their reports, we need to learn about accounting choices in order to achieve a thorough understanding of the reports and their links to the underlying business activity and economic reality of the reporting entity.

Expected Learning Outcomes

By the end of this programme, participants will be able to:

  • Define users and uses of financial statements in financial and investment analysis
  • Explain the importance of accounting policies or choices and treatment of accounting information for financial reporting purposes including explaining the reasons for usage and demonstrating the ability to deal with adjustments necessary for purposes of comparability
  • Identify the company financials and company information or other crucial factors such as industry position and economic outlook, necessary for relevant and reliable assessment of the company’s performance
  • Recognize limitations of the use of financial statements and related important accounting issues when interpreting financial statements for informed investment decision making
  • Describe elements and characteristics of fixed income and equity securities which are linked to the purposes of financial and investment planning
  • Apply concepts of time value of money in pricing and the valuation of fixed income and equity securities
  • Select methods and indicators to assess the company’s financial performance to gain greater insight into the company’s operating results.
  • Evaluate instruments such as fixed income, equity securities and derivatives based on various methods of valuation and examining the factors affecting pricing of the instruments

Registration and Contact Details

Date: September 25 - 27, 2018
Registration fee: N10,000 (non-refundable)
Tuition fee: N180,000 (One Hundred and Eighty Thousand Naira Only)


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