Meaningful and relevant interpretation of the information on the Financial Statements ("the bulky document") is very important to make smart choices and decisions for every stakeholder of the business.

This course aims to make you an expert in carving out the most relevant information from the Financial Statements as well as draw the most meaningful analysis.

Anyone of you could be a stakeholder to the business in the form of an investor, creditor, supplier, customer, employee, management personnel, etc.

What you'll learn?

Line by line components in the Financial Statements

Format of the Financial Statements

Tools to analyse the Financial Statements

Drawing logical inferences based on the calculations using the tools

Bursting some Myths
about the course

  • Reading and analysing the financial statements is the domain of a Commerce student ONLY.
  • Individuals from other streams do not require this particular skill to do performance and profitability analysis of a business.
  • Since reading and analysing Financial Statements requires an understanding of only the basic accounting principles, anyone from any field of study can master this skill.
  • Individuals from non commerce/finance background, aspiring to pursue a masters degree or someone into accounting wanting to upgrade themselves can benefit the most from this course.

What's my investment

one time payment



Who will benefit from the course?

Students from any stream aspiring to:

Course Structure

2 Lectures


1. Introduction (Preview) 7:03
2. Accounting principles 10:01

4 Lectures


Lecture 3: Components of Financial Statements 06:41
Lecture 4: Financial Statements based on the nature of the business 11:16
Lecture 5: Line by line explanation
  • (A) Profit and loss statement
  • (B) Balance Sheet and cash flows
  • (C) Notes to accounts
Lecture 6: Supplementary statements attached to Financial Statements 09:16

2 Lectures


Lecture 7: Comparative Statements
  • (A) Comparative Statements
  • (B) Common Size Statements
  • (C) Trend Analysis
Lecture 8: Profitability Ratios
  • (A) Profitability Ratios
  • (B) Efficiency Ratios
  • (C) Liquidity Ratios
  • (D) Solvency Ratios

2 Lectures


Lecture 9: Dupont Analysis, FCFF and FCFE 10:54
Lecture 10: Deferred Tax 07:01