Course Description

Course Name

Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation

Session: VGSS3120

Hours & Credits

20 Scotcat Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level


The objective of this course is to introduce students to contemporary theory, practice and technology of financial statement analysis and fundamental valuation of publicly traded companies. The course has practical orientation and is intended to equip students with the skills necessary for carrying out comprehensive fundamental analysis of a company's position, performance and intrinsic value.
The aim of this course is to equip students with knowledge and practical skills on how information reported by firms in their annual reports and financial statements can be used to analyse firms? performance and
estimate the fundamental value at which firms? shares should be trading on the stock market.
The course is taught from the perspective of the equity financial analyst. The course will introduce students to the techniques, methods and approaches used by financial analysts to:
(a) extract useful information from the firm?s annual reports and financial statements and prepare/modify it for subsequent use in analysis;
(b) develop forecasts of key performance indicators and factors that drive or influence the firm?s value;
(c) derive the fundamental value of the firm; and
(d) prepare thorough and convincing equity research analyst-style valuation reports.
The course will also introduce students to relevant academic research in this area.

*Course content subject to change