Understanding Financial Statements for Value Investing


The first step in analyzing any stock is to understand the business by analyzing its financial statements including Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Statement, & Cash Flow statement. But not everyone has a background in accounting. This course is designed for beginners who would like to understand the various facets of financial statements and learn to analyze it.


The objective of this course is to give the student an understanding of financial statements, so that they can understand the intricacies of any stock investment opportunity. This online course will also cover the basics of financial statements and how to analyze it. It also teach you Common Size Analysis & Ratio Analysis.


At the end of this course the students will  be able to:

  • To understand financial statement of any company
  • To learn common size analysis
  • To perform ratio analysis

After successful completion of the course, the students will receive a "Certificate of Completion"

Topics Covered

Understanding Financial Statements

  • Financial Analysis of a Company
  • Understanding Current Assets & Liabilities
  • Understanding Equity
  • Understanding Non Current Assets & Liabilities
  • Understanding Profit & Loss Statement
  • Understanding Statement of Changes in Equity
  • Understanding Cash Flow Statement
  • Understanding Financial notes& Supplementary schedule

Common Size Analysis of Financial Statement

  • Common Size Analysis of Balance Sheet
  • Common Size Analysis of Income Statement
  • Common Size Analysis of Cash Flow Statement

Financial Ratio Analysis

  • Understanding Financial Ratios
  • Activity Ratios
  • Liquidity Ratios
  • Solvency Ratios
  • Profitability Ratios
  • Valuation Ratios

Intended Participants

The Financial Statements Analysis course has been specifically designed for beginners / investors new to the stock market.


  • 20 Videos
  • 1+ hour of Content
  • 5 Word Documents(Practical Solved Excercises)
  • 9 Tests


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After successful completion of the course, the students will need to appear for an online examination , hosted on the website of www.elearnmarkets.com.


  • The student has to appear for an examination hosted on the website itself under “Test section >> Certification Test"
  • Once the student successfully clears the examination, the certificate of completition will be genrated.

Other Details:

  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Pattern of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions
  • Qualifying Marks: 40% . No negative marking for this course.

Procedure for download of Certificate:

After successful completition of the examination , students can download soft copy of the certificate from the webiste: www.elearnmarkets.com itslef.

To download the Certificate , follow the following steps:

  • Login to www.elearnmarkets.com
  • Go to My-Courses Tab
  • Click on the Get Certificate Tab and download the certificate

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