COMM 411 Financial Statement Analysis & Accounting Based Valuation
This course focuses on the analysis of financial information, particularly the information contained in firms' financial statements, for making investment decisions. The primary focus is on determining the value of equity shares. The course begins with a comparison of various valuation models used in practice, and develops a comprehensive valuation model based on accrual accounting numbers. This is followed by a detailed analysis of balance sheets and income statements, profitability and sustainable growth, accounting quality, and forecasting financial statement data.