Module ASB-3208:
Financial Statement Analysis

Module Facts

Run by Bangor Business School

10 Credits or 5 ECTS Credits

Semester 2

Organiser: Prof Aziz Jaafar

Overall aims and purpose

To Provide an overview of techniques used in analysing a company's financial position and performance, and the problems involoved.

Course content

Financial ratio analysis and interfirm comparison; Trend analysis and financial forecasting; Dividends, earnings and share valuation; Valuation techniques; Investment analysis; Distress prediction and company acquisations.

Assessment Criteria

threshold

Awareness of main issues in financial analysis and investment analysis.

good

As above combined with ability to demonstrate implications of interfirm comparison, trend analysis and valuation models.

excellent

As above with application in practice, reflecting on the literature discussed.

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of interfirm comparisons (comparing one company with another) and trend analysis (comparing performance year-on-year for the same company).

  2. Appreciate how financial information is used in capital markets.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
Assignment 25
Exam S2 2hrs 75

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Workshop 1
Lecture 20
 

One 2-hour lecture per week.

 
 

Interactive computing session.

 
 

Workshops included within some lectures.

 
Private study 79

Resources

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