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How to Understand Business Finance

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ISBN-10: 0749446684

ISBN-13: 9780749446680

Edition: 2006

Authors: Brian Helweg-Larsen, Robert Cinnamon

List price: $17.95
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Starting with how to understand the balance sheet and profit and loss accounting, the book also covers: market dynamics, budgeting and forecasting, fixed and variable costs, break-even analysis, the difference between profit and cash, financial ratios for measuring business performance, stock market ratios, shareholder value, financial measures for improving business performance, and more.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 5/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Brian Helweg-Larsen is a global educator and director of Profitability Business Solutions.

Robert Cinnamon is a director of the international training and consultancy firm, INSIGHT Marketing and People.  He runs a popular master class and in-company training program Demystifying Financial Management.

So why do you want to know more about finance? Learning
A tale of two languages
The business cycle Setting up a company
The Moving Balance Sheetr
Creating value
Cash and profit
Setting up and running the business - the opening month
Profit and loss (P&L) account
The balance sheet
Month 2 business cycle
Going to the bank
Doing the books
The books and double-entry bookkeeping Reports
Double-entry bookkeeping
Where do all the business functions fit in? Sales
Supply chain management
Human resources
IT, maintenance and engineering
Research and development
Financial planning - the budgets Budgeting
Cash flow forecast
Avoiding bankruptcy
how to generate cash
Measuring business performance: financial ratios Size
P&L account (income statement) analysis
Balance sheet analysis
How our investors see us - stock market ratios
What accounts do our investors want to see?
Valuing a company Asset value
Market capitalisation
Balanced scorecard
Cash flows
Shareholder value and economic profit
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)
Economic profit
Total shareholder return (TSR)
The hidden costs - depreciation and amortisation Depreciation
Intangible assets
Capitalising costs
What must we sell to make a profit?
Variable costs
Fixed costs
Break-even point
Tools for evaluating projects Payback
Discounted cash flow (DCF)
Net present value (NPV)
Internal rate of return (IRR)
Terminal values
Economic profit
Other factors
Where is all our cash? Managing working capital Stock (inventories)
Cash flow implications of working capital
Next steps... Training
Contact details
Glossary of financial terms