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For those who want to know the real stuff behind the financial numbers
on August 23, 2009
What this book is NOT: This book is not a detailed treatise on financial statements, ratios and how to create financial statements
What this book IS: This book tells you what is behind the numbers. And it does it really really well. It introduces the key ratios in the beginning and from then on, the chapters delve into various aspects of the key financial statements. It provides real life data using financial numbers of real companies. It deals with everything from what drives (operationally) the numbers and ratios; what kinds of capital a company can raise; valuation among other things.
I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to understand whats behind the numbers and how to effectively analyze issues within the company that impact the financial statements.