This course, the first in our Financial Analysis series, introduces you to key concepts of business performance analysis. Author Rudolph Rosenberg focuses on the analysis of the profit and loss (the P&L) statement and on the key dynamics you need to understand in order to interpret the performance of your business. Understanding this data will help you make informed decisions that benefit your company in the long run.
Get started now with this quick primer. When you're ready for the next steps, check out Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Top Line with Excel and Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Bottom Line with Excel.
- Identify the three elements of a profit and loss statement.
- Recall the importance of performing a combined analysis.
- Distinguish between a controllable and an uncontrollable factor.
- Define an exceptional factor.
- Explain the difference between a dashboard and an analysis.
Skill Level Intermediate
(upbeat music) - [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Rudolph Rosenberg and welcome to Financial Analysis, Introduction to Business Performance Analysis. This course is the first of a series on the analysis of business performance, with a focus on practical techniques to analyze the PNL of a company and get the insights you need to run your business. In this first course we will be introducing the high level concepts that need to be mastered before diving into the detailed analysis of the top line and the bottom line of a business.
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