Join Rudolph Rosenberg for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Financial Analysis: Introduction to Business Performance Analysis.
…I hope you have enjoyed Financial Analysis: Introduction to…Business Performance Analysis.…In this course we've seen that the P&L is going to…be our main source of information.…When to analyze and when to stop analyzing.…How combing financial elements is key to the understanding of the performance.…How to make the distinction between controllable and…non-controllable elements.…How to treat exceptional factors,…what the differences are between analysis and dashboard.…
Now that you have learned the basics of P&L analysis,…you are ready to jump into the next course of this series,…Analyzing the Top Line with Excel, in the lynda.com online training library.…This course will provide you with a detailed approach to…analyzing the revenue performance of a company, along with…concrete demonstrations in Microsoft Excel that can be applied in the real world.…
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.