FIN 515 Week 1 Discussion 1
Much of the analysis done by financial managers is based on numbers that are different from what would seem to the corresponding numbers presented in the financial statements. This difference is not due to any kind of cooking the books or other attempts to mislead anyone. One example is the use of market value rather than historical cost in the valuation of assets. What are some other examples of the differences between financial management and financial accounting ?
FIN 515 Week 1 Discussion 2
In this discussion, we will be working with the variety of financial analysis tools available to us. Let’s start with the DuPont Identity introduced in Chapter 2 of the text. For your initial post, locate the financial statements for two firms in one industry. Calculate all four terms of the DuPont Identity and present the results but do not analyze the results. For an additional post, analyze the results that another student has posted. If you were the appropriate financial manager of one of the firms that you analyzed, what would be your observations and recommendations ?