Financial Statement Analysis Seminar 2018

Group_Photo

For the past four Saturdays (April 7, 14, 21 and 28), the Development Center for Finance successfully conducted its Financial Statement Analysis public seminar at the Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Day_1

Day 1 was handled by Dr. Arthur Cayanan. The participants were given a roadmap on Financial Statement Analysis. This session focused on understanding the balance sheet and its elements: accounts receivable, inventories, investments in marketable securities, intangible assets, investment properties, property, plant and equipment and liabilities. A case was used to emphasize the topics discussed.

Day_2_PM

The foundations of Financial Statement Analysis were solidified on Day 2, where Dr. Arthur Cayanan and Professor Mikhael Magana discussed the equity portion of the balance sheet. They also discussed the income statement and the cash flow statement, with emphasis on the quality of earnings. Several exercises were given to illustrate the topics discussed and how financial statements are done.

Day_3_AMDay_3_PM

On Day 3, Professors Diogenes Dy and Ramon Carlo Pio Roda talked about the meat of the seminar, Financial Statement Analysis techniques. Common-size, trend and financial ratio analysis were covered with each technique being applied to a real company. Qualitative aspects and limitations of analyzing financial statements were also presented.

Day_4

Finally on Day 4, Dr. Arthur Cayanan facilitated case workshops on five actual companies in the Philippines. The workshops helped the participants apply and appreciate what they learned throughout the seminar.

There were 12 participants and some of the feedback were as follows:

“It is good to have ended the seminar with a full day dedicated to cases and practical application. Very value-adding! Good job to the team for this wonderful seminar!”

“Reviewing last week’s topics on ratios was great, like a good brain warm-up before discussing the cases of the day. Excellent teaching style! Thank you learned a lot during the seminar!”

“I like the resource speakers. They gave concise explanation and good examples.”

“Relatable and very friendly. Excellent teachers, high potential talent.”

“Teaching style is inclusive and practical”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s