Financial Analysis Tools and Techniques, a business-focused revision of Erich Helfert's perennial college bestseller Techniques of Financial Analysis, is a quick, easy read for nonfinancial managers and an excellent refresher and reference for finance professionals. This practical, hands-on guide provides a new introductory chapter that gives context to today's valuation turmoil and helps professionals understand the economic drivers of a business and the importance of cash flow.
The book's overriding theme is that any business should be viewed as a dynamic, integrated system of cash flowsone that can be activated and managed by investment decisions. Topics, discussed in clear, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand detail, include:
- Increasing shareholder value through value-based management (VBM)
- Interpreting pro forma financial statements