The Economist Guide to Analysing Companies

The Economist Guide to Analysing Companies

In today's volatile, complex and fast-moving business world, it can be difficult to gauge how sound a company really is. An apparently strong balance sheet and impressive reported profits may be hiding all sorts of problems that could even spell bankruptcy. So how do you:Know whether a company is well run and doing well? Decide which ratios and benchmarks to use to assess performance? Work out if a company has massaged its results? Recognise the danger signs on the corporate horizon?Compare companies operating in different sectors or countries?These and many other important questions are answered in a completely updated and revised sixth edition of this clear and comprehensive guide. It is aimed at anyone who wants to understand a company's annual report, judge a customer's creditworthiness, assess a company's investment potential, and much more.

Guide to Analysing Companies

Guide to Analysing Companies

How do you tell how well-run a company is and how well it is doing? Which ratios and benchmarks should you use to assess performance? What can be done to massage company results? How do you recognize danger signs on the corporate horizon? How do you compare companies operating in different sectors or even different countries? All these important questions as well as many more are answered in the completely updated and revised fifth edition of this clear and comprehensive guide aimed at anyone who wants to: make sense and practical use of a company’s annual report measure a business against its competitors judge the creditworthiness of a customer or client assess the investment potential of a company put a value on a company.

Investor's Guide to Analyzing Companies and Valuing Shares

How to Make the Right Investment Decision

Investor's Guide to Analyzing Companies and Valuing Shares

Getting to the real value of a business and assessing what are its shares really worth suddenly looks less clear cut. In an investment environment that is extremely challenging even for experienced City professionals, doing your homework has never been more important. And with the current accounting scandals rocking confidence and the markets being able to accurately value copmpanies, stock has just taken on a whole new dimension. The book goes beyond investment ratios to explore what these ratios tell us about the company as an investment or what the ratios tell us about the stock market's assessment of the company and it's prospects.

Guide to Analysing Companies

Guide to Analysing Companies

In today's volatile, complex and fast-moving business world, it can be difficult to gauge how sound a company really is. An apparently strong balance sheet and impressive reported profits may be hiding all sorts of problems that could even spell bankruptcy. So how do you: Know whether a company is well run and doing well? Decide which ratios and benchmarks to use to assess performance? Work out if a company has massaged its results? Recognise the danger signs on the corporate horizon? Compare companies operating in different sectors or countries? These and many other important questions are answered in a completely updated and revised sixth edition of this clear and comprehensive guide. It is aimed at anyone who wants to understand a company's annual report, judge a customer's creditworthiness, assess a company's investment potential, and much more.

The Economist Guide To Analysing Companies 6th edition

The Economist Guide To Analysing Companies 6th edition

In today's volatile, complex and fast-moving business world, it can be difficult to gauge how sound a company really is. An apparently strong balance sheet and impressive reported profits may be hiding all sorts of problems that could even spell bankruptcy. So how do you: - Know whether a company is well run and doing well? - Decide which ratios and benchmarks to use to assess performance? - Work out if a company has massaged its results? - Recognise the danger signs on the corporate horizon? - Compare companies operating in different sectors or countries? These and many other important questions are answered in a completely updated and revised sixth edition of this clear and comprehensive guide. It is aimed at anyone who wants to understand a company's annual report, judge a customer's creditworthiness, assess a company's investment potential, and much more.

Guide to Management Ideas and Gurus

Guide to Management Ideas and Gurus

Good management is a precious commodity in the corporate world. Guide to Management Ideas and Gurus is a straight-forward manual on the most innovative management ideas and the management gurus who developed them. The earlier edition, Guide to Management Ideas, presented the most significant ideas that continue to underpin business management. This new book builds on those ideas and adds detailed biographies of the people who came up with them-the most influential business thinkers of the past and present. Topics covered include: Active Inertia, Disruptive Technology, Genchi Genbutsu (Japanese for "Go and See for Yourself"), The Halo Effect, The Long Tail, Skunkworks, Tipping Point, Triple Bottom Line, and more. The management gurus covered include: Dale Carnegie, Jim Collins, Stephen Covey, Peter Drucker, Philip Kotler, Michael Porter, Tom Peters, and many others.

The Financial Times Guide to Investing

The Definitive Companion to Investment and the Financial Markets

The Financial Times Guide to Investing

'The most damaging half truth for savers is “performance matters more than expenses”. Read this book carefully and the financial services industry will have one fewer easy victim, but you will have a sound base for a lifetime of successful investment.' Martin White, Chair of UK Shareholders Association This is one of those great big books to buy and then tuck away for constant reference. It's a tour through everything from managing a portfolio to establishing a fair intrinsic value for a share. If it moves in the world of investing, it’s probably here.' David Stevenson, 'Adventurous Investor' in the Financial Times ‘Informative and easy to read, Glen Arnold has produced arguably the most comprehensive book there is today on stock market investing and one that unquestionably will give an edge to any retail investor. This is a must read for anyone serious about investing.' Simon Thompson, Companies Editor, Investors Chronicle The Financial Times Guide to Investing is the definitive introduction to the art of successful stock market investing. Bestselling author Glen Arnold takes you from the basics of what investors do and why companies need them through to the practicalities of buying and selling shares and how to make the most from your money. He describes different types of investment vehicles and advises you on how to be successful at picking companies, understanding their accounts, managing a sophisticated portfolio, measuring performance and risk and setting up an investment club. The third edition of this investing classic will give you everything you need to choose your shares with skill and confidence. Thoroughly updated, this edition now includes: - Comprehensive advice about unit trusts and other collective investments - A brand new section on dividend payments and what to watch out for - An expanded jargon-busting glossary to demystify those complex phrases and concepts - Recent Financial Times articles and tables to illustrate and expand on case studies and examples - Detailed updates of changes to tax rates and legislation as well as increases in ISA allowances and revisions to capital gains tax

Guide to Economic Indicators: Making Sense of Economics

Guide to Economic Indicators: Making Sense of Economics

The sixth edition of this well-established guide explains all you need to know in order to understand and interpret economic figures so that you can make up your own mind about, for example, the way different economies are performing or whether it is the right time to move into a new market. With more than ninety tables and charts, it looks at all the main economic indicators and answers. Since the spread of globalisation, it has become even more essential in business today to have a thorough understanding of economic information: to be able to grasp fully the real implications of the economic indicators referred to in business reports and by the media. Written for the nonspecialist, this highly accessible guide explains how to understand and interpret all the main economic indicators. Guide to Economic Indicators is above all a practical work that clearly explains the underlying economic realities of today's world. Fully updated and revised, this sixth edition is an invaluable reference for those in business, the financial markets, or government, and a necessary resource for students.

Guide to Commodities

Producers, players and prices, markets, consumers and trends

Guide to Commodities