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Module Title LH Financial Statement Analysis
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Accounting
Module Code 07 31811
Module Lead Idlan Zakaria
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description The module provides an introduction to financial statement analysis techniques and the valuation of firms using financial statement data. An introduction to various valuation models is followed by an introduction to fundamental analysis techniques. An analysis of accounting and financial reporting policies is also performed to enhance the understanding of the firm. The module takes the view that investors may profit from the adoption of an active investment strategy based on fundamental analysis. The module will cover the following topics: valuation models, horizontal and vertical financial statement analysis of time series data; financial ratio calculation and interpretation including capital market data; cash flow statement analysis; forecasting methods; determinants of accounting information quality; equity risk and the cost of capital for financial statement analysis.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module, students should be able to:
  • demonstrate understanding of and apply equity valuation techniques;
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of and apply various financial statement analysis techniques;
  • critically assess the relationships between forecasting, accounting quality and the valuation of the firm;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the impact of financial reporting decisions and choices on future earnings
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: One group poster presentation (10%) one individual 1,500 word report related to the presentation (40%) and one two hour exam (50%)
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