Understanding Financial Statements & Ratio Analysis

  • Duration 05h
  • Last Update August 22, 2021

About Course

Learning about financial statements is an integral part of Accounting & Finance. Be it for a job in this field, or becoming an accounting professional or a stock market investor, we all need to understand how to read, analyze and interpret financial statements and conduct ratio analysis.


This course covers interpretation of financial statement and ratio analysis.

The first part of the course will focus on understanding the most important financial statements, namely, the balance sheet, the income statement, and the statement of cash flows.

We will then focus on how we can understand the financial health and performance of the company by examining a number of important financial ratios that are derived from the financial statements of the company.



  • Learn concepts, calculations & analysis
  • Enables you for Decision-making and analysis
  • Helpful for fundamental investors
  • Expert Trainer (CA and Corporate Banker)

What Will I Learn?

  • Understanding Profit & Loss Statement
  • Interpreting Balance Sheet
  • Preparation of Cash Flow statement
  • Types of depreciation & their calculation in Excel
  • Working Capital
  • Financial Ratios & their analysis
  • Common-size analysis

Topics for this course

22 Lessons05h

Understanding Financial Statements

Financial Statement Basics00:45:22
Income Statement00:16:36
Balance Sheet00:16:18
Cash Flow Statement00:20:09
Cashflow Example 100:17:22
Cashflow Example 200:14:28
EBITDA & Other concepts00:17:32

Understanding Depreciation

Working Capital

DuPont Analysis

Ratio Analysis

Common-size analysis

About the instructor

CA Kuldeep Sharma


Kuldeep is a Chartered Accountant by qualification. He is experienced in the field of project financing and financial analysis for over 8 years. He has been working in the Commercial Business Banking division of a reputed bank managing an asset portfolio of over INR 3000 million to his credit. He also teaches Financial Modelling & Valuation, Project Financing, Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Finance etc. He's been a mentor to numerous students both offline and online. He has been into teaching for over a decade which is very well reflected in his teaching style. Experienced in Banking and Financial services, his work exposure includes financial modeling, financial analysis, financing green-field projects, working capital finance, corporate debt-restructuring, strategic debt-restructuring, loan documentation, exposure to various loan products, LCs & BGs and similar activities. In his spare time, he likes cruising across the hills on his Royal Enfield somewhere in the North-Eastern region of India.
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Material Includes

  • 22 videos
  • 5+ hours
  • Supplementary downloadable material


  • Basic MS Excel
  • Basic Accounting knowledge

Target Audience

  • Investors
  • Equity Analysts
  • Finance Enthusiasts
  • CA/CS/CMA students
  • MBA Finance
  • Commerce graduates
  • Anyone willing to learn Financial Modelling
  • Anyone interested in the Stock Markets