Using Ratio Analysis to Evaluate Financial Performance

School of Hotel Administration

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School of Hotel Administration

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Who should attend

This course is valuable to all professionals who work in financial reporting and data analysis.

About the course

A company's financial performance, and its ability to grow and thrive over time, can be assessed through ratio analysis, the basic evaluation tool for asset management, solvency and profitability. Whether you are managing the financial performance of a department, unit, or the organization as a whole, working with these ratios can help identify opportunities and allow you to make adjustments to improve performance.

As you become familiar with asset management ratios such as days sales outstanding and days to turnover, you will be able to apply these techniques in comparing your company's performance against others in the industry and against its own financial history. The ratio analysis tools you learn will help your organization to design and implement initiatives for increased productivity and profitability.

The course Understanding Financial Statements is required to be completed prior to starting this course.

Key Benefits

Participants who complete this course will be able to…

  • Use ratio analysis to identify areas of strong financial performance and those that need improvement
  • Accurately assess the financial performance of a department, unit, or organization relative to its competitors or to its own past performance

Experts

Steven Carvell

Dr. Steven Carvell, a professor of finance at the School of Hotel Administration, has 30+ years of extensive service at the School and University including: Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Academic Director of the Pillsbury Institute of Entrepreneurship, and the Cornell University Internation...

Scott Gibson

Scott Gibson is the J.E. Zollinger Professor of Finance at the College of William and Mary Mason School of Business. His current research interests include optimal financing strategies for hospitality firms and the effect of institutional investor trading behavior on securities prices. His resear...

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