Questions related to Financial Statement Analysis
I am a bachelor's student doing my degree in Finance and Economics. Since it is my last year I got to find a bachelor's thesis topic. I don't wanna be "that guy" but I really don't see a point of doing some overdone topics just for easy results. I want to do something that is hot and relatively recent. So far I picked up my interest areas and tried to describe my knowledge in areas. What I would like to ask from you is helping me to try to narrow my general topics or suggest me some materials on the topics I have chosen or just suggesting any other topic that may be more suitable because of some reasons. I will appreciate any help that anyone can provide.
Areas of interest: Finance & Economics.
Finance: risk management, valuation of debts and assets, financial statement analysis, corporate finance.
Economics: mostly theories from the college textbook. Never done some deep analysis. Listen to Freakonomics podcasts.
Programming: data analysis with python (numpy, and pandas).
So far excited topics:
1. IPO for creators: trading shares of content (something like NFTs but for general content)
2. Modeling the football players' salary/market price.
3. Our society is slowly turning into subscription economy.
If you need any more clarifications I would love to provide info.
Hello, i have a topic that i'm really lost:
Influence of a company's (sales) growth RATE on the investment RATIO (in assets) and the profit in the FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - an empirical analysis of annual financial statements (Bachelor) or a model analysis.
I have read many researches which used regression analysis to describe the relationship between sales growth and profit, or assets growth and profit. But my research question is, how many x% should we invest in assets, when we want to have y % in sales growth, and how does the results of y% sales growth present in profit that we can see in the financial statements. Could you guys please recommend me some papers or researches which related to my question and which keywords should i use to find them.
Is model analysis a research method? Can i apply it to solve my question?
Thank you for your help!!!
What could be the consequences in the 2019 Financial Statements of the application of the new IFRS 16?
Almost one year after the application of IFRS 9, we can carry out ex-post analyzes on the "Business Model" envisaged by this principle, which came into force in January 2018 to precisely understand how to objectively identify the business model and then apply it optimally in the IFRS 9
when i try to download fundamental data from WRDS, COMPUSTAT/SRSP it always came across a problem. Some companies will show data for full period while other will not provide for the entire period. Despite the fact that the company is active. What could be the possibilities? What is the systematic way to cope with such situation? If some one has the data of total assets, total revenue, cash, short term investments, share prices, common shares outstanding please share it with me.
With the passage of time the market conditions have changed. Like the accounting measures such as the current assets, the fixed assets or the total debt of a firm now in 2016 is very different than those in 1980's or 1990's. If we talk about general market conditions or the market as a whole what sort of conclusion can we infer?
Do the total asset of firms increased/decreased?
Do the total liabilities of firm increased/decreased?
does the market capitalization of the overall market increase/decreased?
I'm comparing some financial companies using data envelopment analysis(DEA) using their financial statements. Suppose that one of the outputs is income or profit. In some companies we have negative Income or negative profit. Can we use these values beside other positive values in DEA in this financial case? In some companies we have same situation for DEA inputs.
As a non financial background ,what is the best way to analyse financial statement (annual report) of any company? Thanks
This question is related to garbage valorisation. In producing time, materials can be eroded, every three situations (solid, liquid, gas phases). eroded materials don't be considered in any cost statements. But, this situations, direct or indirect, reveal two tips of costs: waste disposal or recycling both internal and external. we focus on internal recycling which is physicallly appears but no value materials.
I am conducting a research where i need to calculate z-scores and some other market ratio. I selected about 316 manufacturing firms listed at KSE for 15 years range from 1998 to 2013. I collected daily stock prices and took mean for a particular year observations. i also need to calculate average daily returns and stock volatility. However, there are number of companies having no activity or very few days activity (like 10 or 15 days) for a particular whole year. Including such year observation can provide biased results. How can i deal with this problem?
please suggest and recommend actions with references.
Hi everyone, I am working on my research paper about the quality of financial reporting and would like to know if there's a generally accepted ranking or score for the quality of financial reporting of each fortune 500 companies? Thanks for the help.
I have a few questions about how to measure the investment return of insurance companies, especially property/casualty insurers.
There are many choices:
Return on assets (RoA)
Return on net assets (RoNA)
Return on capital (RoC)
Return on invested capital (RoIC)
Return on equity (ROE)
Then let's go into more detail:
1. The numerator:
A few things to consider: investment income earned, realized capital gains, unrealized capital gains, capital gains tax, income tax.
2. The demonstrator:
There are several alternatives: invested admitted assets, invested assets(include non-admitted assets), total admitted assets, total assets(include non-admitted assets),surplus and capital(include capital in unearned premium reserves),... And another question is about the timing of measurements above: at the beginning of the year, by the end of the year, or average of the beginning and end of the year (average seems like a more popular choice)
If I want to compare the investest return with market return such as T-bill bonds, market indexes, I am considering:
(investment income earned+realized capital gains+unrealized capital gains)/average invested assets?
(investment income earned+realized capital gains+unrealized capital gains)/invested assets at the beginning of year (so it is similar to [Divdt(t)+P(t)-P(t-1)]/P(t-1)?
But I am not sure if there is any better choices.
Now, Sensex has touched almost to its highest level (of 2008). Looking at domestic and international financial environment, there is nothing to cheer about. So what is driving the markets?