Category Archives: Finance

Creating Financial Statements

A company’s financial statements give investors, managers, and other “users” a complete, honest look at its financial health. Finished financial statements follow a standardized format, letting investors compare different companies in the same industry apples-to-apples. Click here to learn about the components of a company’s financial statements.

What is a Brokerage?

Brokerages exist to allow individuals to make investments into the larger market. In other words, they connect individuals to the markets as a whole. Read this article for more information on brokerages, the securities brokers help individuals trade, and more!

Building Case Studies

The core components of a case are a summary of the company’s background, analysis of their background, the company’s internal strengths and weaknesses, their opportunities and threats, the external environment the they compete in, an evaluation of your SWOT analysis, and some recommendations to remedy potential issues you find. Click on this article to learn more about each component.

Corporate Debt

Do you ever wonder how companies have the money to build new stores, develop new products, or perhaps even buy another company? Usually companies do not keep enough cash for these transactions sitting in their bank account – it needs to be raised from outside investors. This process creates corporate date, which is explained in great detail here.

Ownership and Dividends

Owning a share in a company means that you are an integral part of the puzzle that helps the company tick. Typically, investors choose to own a stock for one of two profit driven reasons: the dividends they will receive from the company, or the hope that the stock price will increase and they will be able to sell it for a higher price than they purchased it at. Read this article for information on these two reasons investors purchase stocks!

What is Solvency?

Solvency is the possession of assets in excess of liabilities, or more simply put, the ability for one to pay their debts. This article contains information about how to measure solvency, how to understand it based on financial statements, and more!

Risk Management Controls

Every business requires a solid risk management program that addresses property, liability, customers, employment, products, services, and everything else an organization. It should provide adequate internal control mechanisms. Read this article to learn about the different kinds of risk management controls that can be used to improve a company’s ability to manage risk.

Cash Flow Analysis

Cash flow is a concept in accounting that refers to the spending or receiving of cash by an organization.  For a given period, cash flow is calculated by ending cash balance less starting cash balance. Click on this article to learn about cash flow in financial statements, valuation, and decision making, plus some examples.