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Warren Buffett and the interpretation of financial statements : the search for the company with a durable competitive advantage

Author: Mary Buffett; David Clark
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Buffett and Clark clearly outline Warren Buffett's strategies in a way that will appeal to newcomers and seasoned Buffettologists alike. Inspired by the seminal work of Buffett's mentor, Benjamin Graham (The Interpretation of Financial Statements, 1937), this book presents Buffett's interpretation of financial statements with anecdotes and quotes from the master investor himself. Potential investors will discover:  Read more...
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Named Person: Warren Buffett; Warren Buffett; Warren Buffett; Warren Buffett
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Buffett; David Clark
ISBN: 9781416573180 1416573186
OCLC Number: 209701336
Notes: Includes appendix, glossary and index.
Description: xviii, 202 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction ---
1. Two Great Revelations That Made Warren the Richest Person in the World ---
2. The Kind of Business That Will Make Warren Superrich ---
3. Where Warren Starts His Search for the Exceptional Company ---
4. Durability Is Warren's Ticket to Riches ---
5. Financial Statement Overview: Where the Gold Is Hidden ---
6. Where Warren Goes to Find Financial Information ----
THE INCOME STATEMENT. 7. Where Warren Starts: The Income Statement ---
8. Revenue: Where the Money Comes In ---
9. Cost of Goods Sold: For Warren the Lower the Better ---
10. Gross Profit/Gross Profit Margin: Key Numbers for Warren in His Search for Long-Term Gold ---
11. Operating Expenses: Where Warren Keeps a Careful Eye ---
12. Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses ---
13. Research and Development: Why Warren Stays Away from It ---
14. Depreciation: A Cost Warren Can't Ignore ---
15. Interest Expense: What Warren Doesn't Want ---
16. Gain (or Loss) on Sale of Assets and Other ---
17. Income Before Tax: The Number That Warren Uses ---
18. Income Taxes Paid: How Warren Knows Who Is Telling the Truth ---
19. Net Earnings: What Warren Is Looking For ---
20. Per-Share Earnings: How Warren Tells the Winners from the Losers ----
II. BALANCE SHEET. 21. Balance Sheet in General ---
22. Assets ---
23. Current Asset Cycle: How the Money Is Made ---
24. Cash and Cash Equivalents: Warren's Pile of Loot ---
25. Inventory: What the Company Needs to Buy and What the Company Needs to Sell ---
26. Net Receivables: Money Owed to the Company ---
27. Prepaid Expenses/Other Current Assets ---
28. Total Current Assets and the Current Ratio ---
29. Property, Plant, and Equipment: For Warren Not Having Them Can Be a Good Thing ---
30. Goodwill ---
31. Intangible Assets: Measuring the Unmeasurable ---
32. Long-Term Investments: One of the Secrets to Warren's Success ---
33. Other Long-Term Assets ---
34. Total Assets and the Return on Total Assets ---
35. Current Liabilities ---
36. Accounts Payable, Accrued Expenses, and Other Current Liabilities ---
37. Short-Term Debt: How It Can Kill a Financial Institution ---
38. Long-Term Debt Coming Due and the Troubles It Can Cause ---
39. Total Current Liabilities and the Current Ratio ---
40. Long-Term Debt: Something That Great Companies Don't Have a Lot Of ---
41. Deferred Income Tax, Minority Interest, and Other Liabilities ---
42. Total Liabilities and the Debt to Shareholders' Equity Ratio ---
43. Shareholders' Equity/Book Value ---
44. Preferred and Common Stock: Additional Paid in Capital ---
45. Retained Earnings: Warren's Secret for Getting Superrich ---
46. Treasury Stock: Warren Likes to See This on the Balance Sheet ---
47. Return on Shareholders' Equity: Part One ---
48. Return on Shareholders' Equity: Part Two ---
49. The Problem with Leverage and the Tricks It Can Play on You ----
III. THE CASH FLOW STATEMENT. 50. The Cash Flow Statement: Where Warren Goes to Find the Cash ---
51. Capital Expenditures: Not Having Them Is One of the Secrets to Getting Rich ---
52. Stock Buybacks: Warren's Tax-Free Way to Increase Shareholder Wealth ----
IV. VALUING THE COMPANY WITH A DURABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE. 53. Warren's Revolutionary Idea of the Equity Bond and How It Has Made Him Superrich ---
54. The Ever-Increasing Yield Created by the Durable Competitive Advantage ---
55. More Ways to Value a Company with a Durable Competitive Advantage ---
56. How Warren Determines the Right Time to Buy a Fantastic Business ---
57. How Warren Determines It Is Time to Sell.
Other Titles: Interpretation of financial statements
Competitive advantage
Responsibility: Mary Buffett and David Clark.
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The bestselling team behind "The Tao of Warren Buffett" and "The New Buffettology" has written a unique, accessible guide that explains how Warren Buffett deciphers corporate financial statements and  Read more...

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