Join Rudolph Rosenberg for an in-depth discussion in this video What you need to know, part of Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Top Line with Excel.
This course is a part of a series on financial analysis. To get the most out of this course, you need to have at least a basic understanding of what a P&L is and how it fits into the financial statements of a company. If you are not familiar with a P&L or if you feel you could use a refresher on the subject. Then I would recommend that you take a look at the course Financial Literacy: Reading Financial Reports in the lynda.com training library.
One other course I'd like to call your attention to is Financial Analysis: Introduction to Business Performance Analysis, which will provide context to the subject of this course, as it gives an overview of the key concepts relating to the analysis of business performance. Also, this course will lightly touch on some accounting concepts, but you do not need any knowledge of accounting to follow this course. You should know, though, that this is not an accounting course.
And, as such, I strongly advise you to consult with a certified accountant if you have an accounting question. Please, also know that in this course, we will be entirely focused on getting useful insights from our analysis. Even if it means deviating from traditional finance, to get closer to the business reality.
Also check out the companion course, Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Bottom Line with Excel.
- Preparing your revenue information
- Comparing past performance
- Analyzing customer data
- Analyzing product information
- Identifying exceptional revenue