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Key Management Ratios (Financial Times Series) by [Walsh, Ciaran]
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"Thank God for Ciaran Walsh's ultra-clear guide."

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"Thank God for Ciaran Walsh’s ultra-clear guide."

Business Age

 

Control the figures that count and you’ll control your business

Management ratios. Two of the scariest words any normal human being in business can be asked to understand. Full arcane terminology and incomprehensible equations. And yet it is absolutely fundamental to the way we manage our businesses. Quite simply, if you understand how these ratios work, you’ll manage your company’s performance better.

Business ratios are the guiding stars by which you steer your company’s course; they provide your targets and your standards; they direct you towards the best long-term strategies as well as the smartest short-term solutions. Leaving them to the accountants is not an option.

The third edition of the international best seller Key Management Ratios includes new material on acquisition analysis. With ultra-clear text and visual aids the book enables you to understand the financial fundamentals of your company by linking the return on financial resources to the day-to-day operations of your business. Topics covered include:

  • the cash flow cycle
  • financial leverage
  • measuring operating performance
  • financial strength
  • corporate valuation
  • investment ratios
  • performance drivers
  • shareholder value added
  • acquisition analysis

 

Understand these ratios and make smarter management choices.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17710 KB
  • Print Length: 408 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 4 edition (8 April 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ABMPB10
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #192,016 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book indeed clearifies a lot. It makes quite complex concepts very transparant and easy to use in practice. The difference between cash flow and profit, the relationship between ROI and ROTA, just to name a few, are well explained in a non-specialist language without being simplistic.
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To be honest I never liked finance very much - I thought it was boring and difficult. I'm not great with numbers. This book, however, has converted me - I really enjoyed reading it. It is much more than a book about ratios. It goes back to basics for the numerically challenged and assumes very little knowledge. I've looked at many balance sheets before but to be honest until I read this book I did not really know what I was looking for. Now I do. This is easily the best book I've read on finance full stop.
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A wonderful book if you want to understand financial terms. What really impressed me was the way that the explanations go beyond simple definitions, and bring the numbers to life. I had to study basic finance at college years ago, but this book has given meaning to what I learned then. It's easy to read, although you might want to spend a fair bit of time digesting each chapter. The examples are very helpful, and the layout and presentation make it a delight to read.
I wish this book had been around years ago!
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Exceptional introduction into Accounting ratios. Excellent diagrams and a consistent, clear and well-structured layout throughout. Will come in use for any high-level analyst and serves as a great reference book for the more senior practioner.

The 2003 paperback edition was so good that the only thing changed in the 2008 version was the glossy cover!!

A must have.
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Despite being in Programme Management, I have avoided financial text books as being dull and inpenetrable.
Finally realising that I had better knuckle-down and get my head round the financial short-hand, I quickly looked for a book.
As soon as I picked this up the information was leaping off the page into my brain, and it was actually interesting.
The excellent layout, with many clear diagrams, with pages of text opposite the visuals, enables you to absorb the information from many angles. Making assimulation and retention of the material a breeze.
Buy this book.
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I love how this book seems to de-complicate financial topics with ease. For months I have been searching for a book which guides you step by step through the whole process...and none do it better than Ciaran Walsh.

I originally thought this book would just be a list of final ratios with the calculations given for each one. Much to my surprise and delight, it was much more than that. Ciaran walks you through the basics of cash flow, balance sheets and P&L, with useful ratios applied to each, with sound advice provided throughout. Once you have gained an understanding of the basics, she then progresses into more complex territory like Shareholder Value Added (SVA) & Acquisition Analysis and all the ratios that accompany them.

By the end of the book, you feel like you have a real grasp on financial statements and key management ratios that you can make decisions on!

Having read a few investment books in the past, this one defiantly stands head and shoulders above the rest in terms of understanding accounts & value drivers. Highly recommended!
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Really excellent! One can see clearly that this book has been written based on questions from the classroom. Most topics are extremely well covered. I have red this book with pleasure because I had the impression that it took me on a voyage rather than a dull course. Congratulations to the chef .
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Found exactly what I was looking for. Don't need any other book now on this topic
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