# Financial Analysis Topics

**General Financial Analysis Topics**

Break even analysis

Cost benefit analysis

DuPont analysis

Financial forecasting methods

Incremental cash flow analysis

Sales trend analysis

Sensitivity analysis

The cash to cash cycle

The essentials of a financial analysis report

The expected rate of return

The time value of money concept

Trend analysis definition and usage

Types of financial analysis

Using real options for decision making

Value chain analysis

What is financial analysis?

What is opportunity cost?

What is organic growth?

What is run rate?

What is the relevant range?

What is quantitative analysis?

Working capital analysis

**Financial Statement Analysis Topics**

Financial statement analysis

Average total assets definition and usage

Cash flow from assets

Cost of revenue definition and usage

Current ratio analysis

Earnings before interest and taxes

Horizontal analysis

How to calculate break even sales

How to calculate capital expenditures

How to calculate cash flow

How to calculate net operating income

How to calculate working capital

How to use the quick ratio in financial analysis

Income statement analysis

Instability index of earnings

Invested capital definition and usage

Liquidity ratio analysis

Net income margin

Net operating assets definition and usage

Profit analysis

Profit formula

The difference between EBIT and EBITDA

Vertical analysis

What are the limitations of ratio analysis?

What is adjusted working capital?

What is EBITDA?

What is free cash flow?

What is funds from operations?

What is net profit margin?

What is NOPAT?

What is the difference between gross margin and net margin?

What is the difference between gross margin and operating margin?

What is the difference between profit margin and operating margin?

What is the difference between turnover and profit?

**Capital Budgeting Analysis Topics**

Advantages of the payback period

Cost of equity formula

Discounted cash flow method

Discounted payback period

How does depreciation affect cash flow?

How to calculate NPV

How to calculate the internal rate of return

The hurdle rate

Net present value

Opportunity cost of capital definition and usage

Payback Reciprocal

Present value of perpetuity

R&D funding decisions

Return on investment

The difference between NPV and IRR

The payback period

Weighted average cost of capital

What is the accounting rate of return?

What is the effective rate of return?

What is the incremental internal rate of return?

What is the required rate of return?

What is the residual income approach?

What is the simple rate of return?

What is the time-adjusted rate of return?

**Margin Analysis Topics**

Contribution margin analysis

How to calculate contribution per unit

How to calculate sales margin

Operating margin

Profit margin

Profit velocity analysis

What are the components of cost volume profit analysis?

What is contribution?

What is gross profit?

What is gross profit analysis?

What is the cost volume formula?

**Leverage Analysis Topics**

Financial gearing definition and usage

Financial leverage

Return on equity analysis

What is degree of financial leverage?

What is degree of operating leverage?

What is trading on equity?

**Miscellaneous Financial Analysis Topics**

Book value of debt

Eliminate unprofitable products

Environmental metrics

How to calculate beta

How to calculate labor productivity

How to calculate market share

How to calculate present value

How to calculate real interest rates

How to calculate the market value of a company

How to calculate the market value of equity

Intellectual property valuation

Make or buy analysis

Profit maximization vs. wealth maximization

Target income sales

The difference between business risk and financial risk

The difference between forward P/E and trailing P/E

Track dropped customers

What are illusory profits?

What is book value?

What is equity turnover?

What is pro rata?

What is sales volume?

Yield to maturity