Financial Statement Analysis (ACCT3013)

UNIT OF STUDY

Although the appropriate 'form' of financial analysis depends largely on the specific context (e.g. equity investment, credit extension, analysis of supplier/customer health, competitor analysis, regulatory overview or intervention, valuation for takeover/restructuring), many of the techniques of financial analysis are common to each. A primary purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of these techniques, as well as the inherent difficulties in their application. Specific issues addressed include the analysis of business performance and disclosure, the analysis of earnings quality, cash flow assessment, credit worthiness and accounting-based valuation methods.

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week

Assessment

tutorial participation (10%), mid-semester examination (20%), group case studies (15%), and final examination (55%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(ACCT2011 or ACCT2001) and (FINC2011 or FINC2001)

Prohibitions

ACCT3003

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.