This course focuses on the analysis of financial information, particularly the information contained in firms' financial statements, for making investment decisions. The primary focus is on determining the value of equity shares. The course begins with a comparison of various valuation models used in practice, and develops a comprehensive valuation model based on accrual accounting numbers. This is followed by a detailed analysis of balance sheets and income statements, profitability and sustainable growth, accounting quality, and forecasting financial statement data.
Requirements: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of their program.
Prerequisites: (COMM 111 or COMM 211/611) and (COMM 121 or COMM 221/621)