Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation for the Practical Lawyer, Second Edition

    By Robert B Dickie

    Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation for the Practical Lawyer, Second Edition

    Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation for the Practical Lawyer, Second Edition

    By Robert B Dickie

    Discover how to translate your client's financial goals into practical legal solutions. This practical guide walks the reader step-by-step through the key principles of corporate finance and accounting. It explains how to analyze financial reports and explores both basic and more advance techniques of valuing companies.
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    Written expressly for business lawyers, this best-selling guide takes you step-by-step through the key principles of corporate finance and accounting. This Second Edition includes additions to reflect post Enron, SEC and FASB rules and new rules regarding merger and acquisition accounting. Here's the know-how you need to translate your client's financial goals into practical legal solutions. The guide shows how to analyze financial reports and explores both basic and more advance techniques of valuing companies. Also, the book discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various methods, explains which valuation techniques are suitable for specific situations, and weighs the risks and rewards of creating value by acquisition. A detailed index and valuation abbreviations and terms are also included. This comprehensive resource provides detailed guidance on how to analyze the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement.

    On the Income Statement

    • Identify and avert securities fraud by knowing how to analyze revenues and costs of goods sold
    • Learn the warning signs in gross margins, operating margins, and net margins

    On the Balance Sheet

    • Recognize whether the balance sheet indicates liquidity or illiquidity
    • Determine how much financial leverage a company has
    • Learn how the inventory count can be a source of fraud and what the tax implications are in the choice between LIFO and FIFO

    On the Cash Flow Statement

    • Learn what operating, investing, and financing activities to watch
    • Identify whether a company is an absorber or generator of cash

    Product Details

    Authors

    Robert B Dickie

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781590314746

    UPC Code

    9781590314746

    Page Count

    399

    Product Code

    5070525

    Trim Size

    7 x 10 Paperback

    Publication Date

    5/10/2006 12:00:00 AM

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