Financial Statement Analysis

10 Units

This course introduces key valuation theories for fundamental analysis. The primary emphasis is on equity valuation, with a focus on developing and applying methods for valuing firms using financial statement analysis. Topics include the residual earnings model and the abnormal earnings growth model.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School
Availability Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills in the context of financial statement analysis.
  2. Identify information contained within financial statements to conduct fundamental analysis
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of various different valuation models
  4. Describe and apply the techniques of financial statement analysis and security valuation.

The content of this course includes but is not limited to the following topics:

  1. Accrual Accounting and Discounted Cash Flow Approaches to Valuation
  2. The Analysis of Profitability and Growth
  3. Forecasting Earnings and Cash Flow
  4. Pro-Forma Analysis
  5. Diagnosis of Accounting Quality
Assumed Knowledge GSBS6140 Investment Analysis, GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management
Assessment Items
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Homework and case study discussion
  • In Term Test: In-Class Test
  • Project: Research Assignment
  • Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Newcastle City Precinct and Sydney Elizabeth Street


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for GSBS65061
Got a question?

Contact us for advice on how to apply, enrol, or for more information.

Ready to start?

Once you’ve read our Application guide you’re ready to apply