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Advanced financial statement analysis

Assessing business performance by analyzing financial statements

17 April 2019 - 18 April 2019, 9:00AM - 4:00PM, GST Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Course overview

This course aims to give participants the opportunity to examine the various means to assess the operational and financial performance of their organizations as well as those of their competitors, suppliers and clients. The course is essential for all those who have to read, understand and analyze financial statements

Who should attend

This course has been designed for decision makers within an organization, including:

– Financial controllers and analysts

– Corporate finance executives

– Mergers & Acquisitions officers

– Financial managers

– Management accountants

– Business analysts


Participants who attend all sessions will be awarded a KPMG certificate of attendance.


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Day one Day two

— The business cycle

— Debt and equity

— Bonds and loans

— Commercial and investment banks— Derivatives and securitisation

— Risk management

The role of banks

— Commercial and investment banking

— Fractional reserving 

— Debt and equity capital markets

Financial statements

— Statement of profit and loss

— Balance sheet

— Cash flow statement

— Interaction of statements

Stakeholder Analysis

— Director vs. shareholder vs. creditor perspectives

— Stakeholder analysis and mapping

Core Financial Analysis

— Return on assets ratio


— Operating vs. Financial gearing

— Gross profit ratio

— Operating ratio and operating profit ratio— Net profit ratio

— Current ratio

— Liquid ratio

— Proprietary ratio

— Current to fixed assets ratio

— Stock turnover ratio

— Accounts receivable turnover ratio

— Accounts payable turnover ratio

— Working capital requirement

— Fixed assets turnover ratio

— Return on equity

— Return on capital employed

— Capital turnover ratio

— Total assets turnover ratio







Advanced internal core analysis


— Dividend cover

— EBITDA to total assets

— Retained earnings to total assets

— Working capital to total assets

— Sales to total assets

— Market capitalization to total liabilities

Off balance sheet

— Commitments and contingent liabilities

— Order books and contracts

— Brand and goodwill

Cash flow

— Operating and free cash flow

— Other cash flow ratios

Cost of capital

— Determining cost of capital

— Cost of capital vs. WACC

Asset valuation

— Historic cost accounting

— Mark to book, mark to market , mark to model

Creating value

— Discounted cash flows

— Asset valuation techniques

— Breakeven analysis 

— Discount factors and net present value

— Internal rate of return (IRR)

Enterprise value

— Debt valuation

— Equity valuation

Investment analysis

— Capital asset pricing model

— Alpha and beta

— Systematic and unsystematic risk

Why not to rely solely on ratios— Measuring the economic moat

— Which is the best ratio?