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Income Statement Analysis certification course

Financial Accounting

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£69 inc VAT
Or £23.00/mo. for 3 months...
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2.5 hours
No formal qualification
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Income statement research is an area of research that examines publicly accessible facts contained on financial records to assess a company’s financial health. We may use income statement analysis to assess a company’s efficiency and calculate various profitability metrics.


2h 31m

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While income statement analysis is commonly associated with accounting and finance, other business experts, such as managers and economists, need this skill set as well. Nothing is more frustrating than attempting to master a new talent that you don’t comprehend. This course is tailored especially for non-experts with no previous accounting knowledge. I’ll do my utmost to clarify all of the definitions in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner while also covering all of the essential information. We’ll go through all of the analysis of an income statement in this course, as well as what material is used and why. Second, we go through the best methods for processing and understanding that data in the present. Learn from percentage research, comparisons to previous years, branches, geographies, and businesses. We go through a few dos and don’ts in terms of income statement and financial statement research, as well as some of my best advice and tactics. Don’t get intimidated or confused by jargon. Step by step, learn the words and components of this sentence, as well as how you can influence the bottom line. Discover how an organization calculates sales and expenditures, as well as where to look for conclusions and projections. Calculate key ratios to discover more about a company and whether its value is increasing or decreasing.

Skills You Will Master:

  • Income Statement Analysis – In this section we will see income statement analysis is used to measure financial ratios that can be used to equate one business to another or to the same company year after year.
  • Profit and Loss – In this topic we will learn profit and loss (P&L) statement is a financial statement that summarizes sales, expenditures, and expenses over a certain time span, normally a fiscal quarter or year.
  • Compounded Annual Growth Rate – In this section we will learn CAGR which stands for compound annual growth rate, which is the rate of return needed for an investment to rise from its initial balance to its final balance.
  • Profitability Ratio Analysis – In this topic we will see a financial ratio, also known as an accounting ratio, is the magnitude of two numerical values derived from a company’s financial statements.
  • Net Profit Margin – In this section we will cover the net profit margin, or simply net margin, is a ratio of sales that determines how much net income or profit is earned.
  • Calculating Total Assets – In this section we will calculate the total assets and also understand that net assets are the aggregate of both existing and noncurrent assets, and they must equal total liabilities and stockholders’ equity.
  • Calculating Profitability Ratios – Here we will learn that profitability ratio calculates a company’s total profitability by taking into account both direct and indirect costs. A high ratio indicates that the organization is making a profit, and the higher the ratio, the greater.

Who is this course for?

  • Finance students, managers, accountants or anyone who wants to upgrade their skills in the area of accounting.
  • Learn this course if you want to understand the principles and concept of income statement analysis.


  • No prior accounting knowledge is necessary to learn this course.
  • Basic fundamentals of Mathematics will help.

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