Financial statement analysis

EMIB / Executive Master in International Business


Javier Sánchez Verdasco


Doctor in Corporate Finance - UCM
Certificate in International Economics – London School Economics
Associate Professor
Madrid Campus

Course Objectives

Financial statement analysis

  • Develop a good understanding of financial documents (Income Statements, Balance Sheets, Cash Flow Statements), including their consolidated versions
  • Learn to calculate and interpret ratios, especially return ratios
  • Understand the different kinds of cash flows and the way that they are generated
  • In conclusion, the objective of this course is to allow you to perform good financial analysis of any given business, whether you have 5 minutes or 3 hours to carry out the analysis:

    – If you have 5 minutes at the corner of a table, what should you look at?
    – If you have 2-3 hours to assess the potential of a company, what should your final report look like?

Course Contents

Financial statement analysis

  • Analysis of a balance sheet
  • Analysis of an income statement
  • Net working capital and returns
  • Return on equity (ROE) and cash flow

Course Credits

Financial statement analysis

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