Reading Financial Reports for Dummies (Paperback)
Your personal roadmap to becoming fluent in financial reports
At first glance, the data in financial reports might seem confusing or overwhelming. But, with the right guide at your side, you can learn to translate even the thickest and most complex financial reports into plain English.
In Reading Financial Reports For Dummies, you'll move step-by-step through each phase of interpreting and understanding the data in a financial report, learning the key accounting and business fundamentals as you go. The book includes clear explanations of basic and advanced topics in finance, from the difference between private and public companies to cash flow analysis.
In this book, you'll also find:
- Full coverage of how to analyze annual reports, including their balance sheets, income statements, statements of cash flow, and consolidated statements
- Real-world case studies and financial statement examples from companies like Mattel and Hasbro
- Strategies for analyzing financial reports to reveal opportunities for operations optimization
Reading Financial Reports For Dummies is a can't-miss resource for early-career investors, traders, brokers, and business leaders looking to improve their financial literacy with a reliable, accurate, and easy-to-follow financial handbook.
About the Author
Lita Epstein, MBA is a financial writer who focuses on career growth and business topics. She earned her MBA from Emory University and her BA from Rutgers University. Lita has written more than 40 books, including the previous editions of Reading Financial Reports For Dummies.