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Interpreting company reports and accounts.

Author: Geoffrey Holmes; Alan Sugden; Paul Gee
Publisher: Harlow : FT Prentice Hall, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th ed.View all editions and formats
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This text guides the reader through the conventions and complexities of reports and accounts, explaining how to assess the financial and trading position of a company from year to year.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holmes, Geoffrey Andrew.
Interpreting company reports and accounts.
Harlow : FT Prentice Hall, 2002
(OCoLC)749120874
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Holmes; Alan Sugden; Paul Gee
ISBN: 0273655973 9780273655978 0273655922 9780273655923
OCLC Number: 47984113
Notes: Previous edition: c1999.
Includes index.
Description: xiv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Preface --
A tribute to Geoffrey Holmes --
Introduction --
1. Company reports and accounts --
an introduction --
2. Financial reporting standards and principles --
3. Forming a company --
4. Admission to listing --
5. Share capital and reserves --
6. Loan capital --
7. Intangible fixed assets --
8. Tangible fixed assets --
9. Fixed asset investments --
10. Stocks and work in progress --
11. Debtors --
12. Current asset investments, cash at bank and in hand --
13. Bank loans and overdrafts --
14. Derivatives and other financial instruments --
15. Creditors, provisions, contingent liabilities and contingent assets --
16. Profit and loss account --
17. Taxation --
18. Profit after tax, dividends and earnings per share --
19. Cash flow statements --
20. Subsidiaries and group accounts --
21. Acquisitions and mergers --
22. Associates, joint ventures and related parties --
23. Foreign exchange --
24. Historical summaries, ratios and trends --
25. Chairman's statement, operating and financial reviews and directors' report --
26. Corporate governance and the auditors' report --
27. Interim reports --
28. Other sources of information --
29. Inflation accounting --
30. International accounting comparisons --
31. Putting it all together --
32. Future developments in accounting --
App. 1. Current Financial Reporting Standards and Exposure Drafts --
App. 2. Present value --
App. 3. Retail Price Indices since 1950 --
App. 4. Problems and solutions --
App. 5. Glossary of UK terms and US equivalents: 2000 Annual Reports of BP Amoco --
Index.

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Press Comments" That it is known as ' The Analysts Bible' says much about this book. It shows how to crunch the numbers and what to look for buried in the notes to the accounts and suggests how to Read more...

 
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