Lecture-34- Financial Statement Analysis

Welcome students. So, as I told you that in my previous lecture
that we have completed the process of learning about preparing the financial statements. So, that is over we have learnt about the
preparation of the trading and profit and loss account and balance sheet of the different
forms of organizations. If you recall sometimes back I told you that
earlier there were the two financial statements which were required for the company form of
organization especially the public limited company like Sanjay industries and Mamta fashions
limited case we have discussed. . So, only two statements where required that
is income statement; that is the income statement and balance sheet, income statement and balance
sheet they were required to be prepared. But from 97 onwards 1997 onwards third statement
has also become mandatory statement that is the cash flow statement, cash flow statement,
cash flow statement. So, so far while preparing or learning about
to prepare the financial statements we have learned how to prepare the income statement
that is trading and profit and loss account, we have learned about how to prepare the balance
sheet, but we have not learned so far how to prepare the cash flow statement.

So, when we talk about the cash flow statement
rather than talking it as a financial statement is more interesting and better to learn it
under the financial statement analysis because cash flow statement does not come from the
primary information, primary information means that information which comes from the journal
and ledger. What whatever the transactions business do
or businesses do they are first recorded in the journal we have seen then they are posted
in the ledger and from the ledger it goes to trial balance and from trial balance we
prepare the profit and loss account that is income statement and then the balance sheet.

And when this statement we talk about cash
flow statement this statement is prepared from this and this statement income statement
and balance sheet, cash flow statement. So, we have learned the two primary statements
that is income statement and balance sheet which is to be prepared from the primary records
of the firms and as far as this third statement is concerned it is better to learn under the
financial analysis, financial statement analysis rather than learning it along with the income
statement and balance sheet. So, now, I have started discussing the financial
statement analysis part where we will be discussing and talking about the different techniques
of the financial analysis and then we will talk here about the cash flow statement also.

So, the first technique which I am going to
talk to you is in this lecture as well as we will be continuing for the future part
also that is the ratio analysis, that is ratio analysis. . Financial statement analysis with the help
of ratios, financial statement analysis with the help of ratios that is the ratio analysis
is very important tool is very important technique. And if we do if we learn how to do a proper
analysis with the help of ratios, in the normal circumstances no other kind of the analysis
is required. Ratios is such a strengthfull and powerful
tool that if we know how to select the ratios which are useful for that particular purpose
for which we are analyzing the financial statements of a company and if your able to calculate
those ratios from the information which is available in the profit and loss account and
the balance sheet then we do not need to have any other tool for the further financial analysis
we can understand about what is the overall financial position of that company.

So, is a very powerful tool it has very important
objectives it is really very rational objective means this analysis and very interesting also. Now, the question arises how many ratios are
there in literature and which out of the total ratios available are important for us. If I tell you would be say it would be really
strange for you to know that we have 365 ratios in the literature, 365 ratios in the literature,
but all are not important in all the circumstances for all the firms and all kind of analysis
is the understanding of the analyst, is the understanding of the financial manager that
which ratios he want to use, which ratios are important for him that depends upon what
is the objective in his mind what for the financial analysis is going to be done is
somebody going to be a potential or the new shareholder of the company.

So, he wants to buy the shares of that company,
for that reason he want to make the analysis or is somebody or maybe it is a financial
institution who is going to lend a large amount of resources funds to the firms. So, they want to know about the overall performance
of the company before lending any money to the firm or is it a group of suppliers who
want to have a long term relationship with the firm, who want to supply the firm material
long term raw material and the other kind of material on the long term basis.

So, is that the objective what is the objective. Or if I am going to be the employee of the
firm or if I am the present employee of the firm and if I am going to negotiate with the
firm about the enhancement of my salaries, perks, wages, bonus or other kind of financial
incentives then I should and I have to talk to the management then I should do the analysis
try to talking and indulging into any kind of discussion so that I have the logical figures
with me, logical arguments I can make out based upon the financial analysis that I have
done. So, depending upon the objectives if I am
a shareholder present or I am going to be the potential shareholder or the future shareholder
of the company ratios are different.

If I am the banker or any other financial
institution my objective is different, so my ratios are also different. Focus on which the focus the ratios on which
I should have the focus they are different, if I am going to the supplier of the company
the focus is different and if I am going to be if I am the present employee of the company
or if I going to the potential employee of the company my focus is different. So, depending upon the objective you want
to do the financial analysis with different ratios are there and we should make proper
use of that. Now means that is the intelligence of the
analyst what is objective and what are the ratios available for that he should be able
to identify those ratios. . Now, when we talk about the ratio analysis
why do we do the ratio analysis; there is a question mark why do we do the ratio analysis
this is the question mark here why? And I have given the four reasons – number
one to draw meaningful inference, two to have a valuable insight into the firms performance,
three to have inter firm comparison and four to facilitate the decision making by different

Now, to draw the meaningful inferences what
does it mean? Meaningful inferences we want to know about
the profitability of the firm. So, we want to draw the conclusion about that
or I am going to be the future lender for the company. So, I want to draw some conclusions about
the safety and security of my funds if I lend the funds to this company. So, different inferences can be drawn by selecting
required and certain type of the ratios and these ratios can help to understand the overall
financial performance of company in a much better way. Then to have valuable insights into the firms
performance, valuable insight about the firms performance which a layman cannot understand,
but a financial analyst can understand, layman cannot understand if he looks at the balance
sheet he want to able to understand what this is all about.

Till this point you go through this course
and you have learned something I think you also will not be able to understand if you
look at the balance sheet that what is this balance sheet all containing about. Then third objective is to have inter firm
comparisons – one firm is doing better as compared to the other or the vice versa – how
you are going to conclude inter firm comparisons, how are you going to conclude performance
of the firm ranking of the firm for example, there are 10 firms in the industry. Now in the 10 firms we have to rank on the
basis of the financial performance that this is number one firm number one, two, three,
four, five, six, seven or may be two firms are the same level, three are same level,
four are same level how you are going to say about that and if one is doing better others
is not doing.

So, if other want to also start doing better
they have to look at the first one and they have to analyze the performance of the first
one when if how what are they doing. So, that we do the same thing we will also
be reaching up to their level or sometime we can cross their position or their level
also. So, inter firm comparisons are also possible
with the help of ratio analysis. And then the fourth point is to facilitate
the decision making by the different stakeholders, should I if I am going to be supplier or if
I am the present supplier, should I continue supplying to this firm and the employees,
should I continue working with this firm I am the financial institution I have already
lend the funds to this firm and the firm is asking for additional funds should I lend
them some more funds and if I am the existing shareholder should I continue as a share all
of this company or I should selloff the shares of this company in the market and then become
the former shareholder because this company performance is going to go down in the years
to come and I am my share price will also go down.

So, I have to be very very careful. So, these are the four important reasons that
why the financial statement analysis is important. . Now, what facilities a financial statement
analysis you have here sources of means when we talk about the financial statement analysis
and using the ratio analysis as a one important tool of the financial analysis. Then these all the sources which are in the
liability side of the balance sheet share capital, reserves and surplus, debentures,
long term loans, short term loans and current liabilities are of great importance to us
we should be careful about; that means, we should be knowing about it. And if you have the complete knowledge of
these different sources of the firm then yes it is going to be very useful information
for our financial statement analysis through ratios. . Similarly, when we talk about the uses of
funds we have application side we have two kind of assets fixed assets and current assets.

So, how much funds are invested into the fixed
assets, how much funds are invested in the current assets, how the company is managing
the total sources given in the liability side and what is the state of affairs of the asset
side this is again very important meaningful information for us. . And when we talk about that yes, now we are
sure we are convinced that ratio analysis is a very important tool if we have the right
kind of information available in the balance sheet in the profit and loss account we can
calculate different type of the ratios and they can help us to draw very meaningful and
valuable conclusions and we do not need to thing about any other financial analysis this
is the strength of the ratio analysis. Once it is clear to all of us that yes the
ratio analysis is a very useful tool I would like to be an expert in the ratio analysis
then yes we have to proceed further and will have to know about that what are the different
ratios which are generally calculated.

All 365 ratios are not of use to one single
say a stakeholder or one single purpose, different purposes different ratios different stakeholders
different ratios. But lastly for a general analysis of the overall
operating and financial performance of a company or any business organization these are some
ratios if you say these are the 7 categories of the ratios which can be calculated, these
are the 7 broad categories these are the 7 broad heads and different ratios are tied
together, clubbed together, similar categories of ratios are clubbed together and they are
given one single name. And we can calculate these seven categories
of the ratios one category involves more than say 2 3 4 ratios and then when we have the
total ratios information under these 7 categories with regard to a company we can understand
what is overall position of the company, how the company is doing, how the company is performing.

Now, first set of the ratios is ROI ratios
they are return on investment ratios or we call them ROI ratios. By calculating these ratios in different way
different style different manner we come to know about the profitability position of the
firm or return on investment position of the firm it is a broad item it is not profitability,
profitability is very narrow. Term return on investment as a whole is the
bigger term ROI is a bigger term is a broader term and by calculating different ratios under
the ROI we can get to know that whatever the total investment is made in the company from
different sources borrowed and owned sources share capital and the loans what is the return
on those sources, that is we are going to talk about discuss identify the ratios under
ROI category and we are going to calculate about three ratios which will facilitate the
return on investment process or the level of return on investment.

Then is the solvency ratios, solvency ratios
solvency ratios under solvency ratios we calculate different set of ratios which solvency means
strength of the firm, how strengthfull the firm is, how strengthfull the firm is how,
how means financially how powerful the firm is. On the one side we have liabilities means
sources other side we have the assets. So, what is the level of assets the firm has
and what is the value of those assets. So, it means solvency if you understand financial
strength of the company overall how powerful the company is, how strengthfull the company
is, it may be possible that ROI of the firm is low currently, but the solvency is very
very high. So, today they are not doing very well, but
tomorrow in the time to come they will improve the performance. So, some ideas we can draw some conclusion
some clues we can draw from the solvency ratios, then we have liquidity ratios. Liquidity ratios means talking about the liquidity
position of the firm liquidity means availability of the liquid funds, liquid funds means which
can be used to make the short term payments, short term payments.

We have prepared the balance sheet, so we
have kept top is the share capital on the liability side top is the share capital then
is the long term loans and then we come to the lower part there is the current liabilities
and provision and of the assets side we take long term assets then we come to the current
assets. So, when we talk about the liquidity ratios
we calculate these ratios from the lower part of the balance sheet by taking the information
from current assets and current liabilities.

So, how much current liabilities are there
in the firm if all the liabilities become due to be paid on the same date how much current
assets firm has. So, we have different means ratios under the
liquidity category liquidity means you might have say for example, somebody has the huge
land or a big house, but he has no cash in the pocket if he goes to the market if he
want to buy the food stuffs for him if he want to buy some say clothes for him if he
want to buy some other kind of the necessities for him, he may be a big landlord, but if
he does not have that cash available out of that property is what is the use of those
fixed assets with him what is use of the huge land, what is the use of that big building.

Similar is the case with the company, so company
is having huge fixed assets, but the current assets are not available with the liquid cash
is not available in that case they cannot make the payment. So, we should have the liquidity, liquid cash
available liquid funds available and by calculating certain number of ratios we get to know about
the liquidity position of the firm. Then the fourth category are the turnover
ratios. Turnover ratios are talking about the operating
performance of the firm how quickly we are converting raw material into finished product
and finished product into sales. So, it means turnover is talking about the
efficiency of the use of fixed asset with which what efficiency we are using the fixed
assets, with what efficiency we are using the resources.

So, you can calculate the turnover ratios
from the liability side also, you can calculate the turnover ratios from the assets sides
turnover of the assets, how many times the sales are as compared to the fixed assets
the firm has. So, larger the amount of the sales larger
the means say higher is the turnover of the firm, how many sales how much sales are there
as compared to the total funds invested as being shown by the liability side. Turnover is the efficacy the efficiency of
the firm by converting means maximum, ensuring the maximum use of the assets and making maximum
amount of the sales then we talk about the profitability ratios they are related to ROI
ratios, but the profitability is a narrow term profitability is a narrow term. When we talk about the gross profit or net
profit or some expenses which increase or decrease the profit some expenses and income
which increase or decrease the profits, but ROI is a in a different sense, it is a broader
in the broader sense we calculate the ROI, but if you want to know the quick profitability
of the firm then we can calculate the profitability ratios.

Then is the Du Pont analysis, Du Pont is a
company you must have heard about which is into different fields they are into agriculture,
they are into chemicals, they are into consultancy, they are into so many areas it is a US firm. So, they have also done some ratios certain
ratios and not more ratios just means 3 4 ratios they have given and they are of the
view that if somebody is able to calculate these three four ratios efficiently, no need
to calculate any other ratios you can have a very good idea about what the firm is all
about, how the firm is going to perform, how the firm is going to behave in future and
what is the future of the firm, what is the potential of the firm. And the lastly we talk about the valuation
or the capital market ratios. In the capital market ratios we talk about
what is the market value of the firm they are the two values of the firm you must of
have heard about two values of the firm one is book value which is shown by the balance
sheet because land we purchase long time back for 20,000 today that land for 20 lakhs, but
which keep on showing it at 20,000 plant and machinery is we have bought for 10 lakhs today
it is of 50 lakhs, but we are showing in the balance sheet for 10 lakhs minus depreciation.

So, we prepare the financial statement on
the historical basis and fall in the book value where as there is a different value
which is called as a market value, capital market value say for example, now one company
issues the shares 10 rupees share the company has issued long back that share today is trading
for 2000 rupees in the market. In the company books of accounts is only for
10 rupees, but the market value of share is 2000 rupees. So, that is the perception value that is the
perception value what is the perception of the people about a one particular company;
that is a perceptional value. So, and by making the valuation or the by
calculating the valuation of the capital market ratios we know about that what is the capital
market position of the firm and if you compare it with the book value how much difference
adjust between the book value on the market value of the firm, higher the difference you
can say that a firm of 10 rupees has a market value of 2000 rupees.

It means they are doing very well they value
the perception, people’s perceptions about that firm is very very good and that firm
will never find a problem selling the stocks in the market any number of issues of the
stock they come out people will be all out to buy the stocks. . Then next thing we want to learn is interpretation
of resource, one thing is that we calculate those figures those values we have calculated,
we have calculated for example, one liquidity ratio is say current ratio and their current
assets are 100 and current liabilities are 50.

So, the ratio is 2 is to 1 we have calculated,
but what is the meaning of this figure 2 is to 1. We should have some basis for interpreting
those figures and we have some basis for the interpretation of those figures one basis
is we follow the standard rule of thumbs there are standard rules of thumbs given in the
literature that this ratio to be considered as acceptable has to be minimum this much
or maximum this much for example, for the current ratio we have a standard rule of thumb
is that it should not be more than or it should not be less than 1.33 is to 1 this is the
standard rule of thumb. So, interpretation is either on the basis
of the standard rule of thumb or cross sectional analysis you calculate the ratios of one company
in which you are interested and then you calculate the ratios of the other two companies for
the leaders in the market one is a leader in the market, one is laggard in the market
and then you compare the ratio of the three companies and then you try to find out how
behind this company is from the leader and how had this company is of the laggard in
the market and what is the scope of the further growth.

So, comparison or then we have the already
calculated ratios about the industry average industry ratios are also available. So, we can compare the ratio of one particular
firm with the industry performance and then we can rate this firm where it lies as compared
to the industry performance whether it is above the industry average, below the industry
average and where it lies as compared to the leader in the market or the laggard in the
market you can easily draw a conclusion about the performance of the company.

Then we talk about that other way is the time
series analysis. Time series analysis that about this one company
only you calculate the ratios for say 2016, 2017 or 2015 or 2014 and or may be 2013 also,
2012 also. So, by calculating the ratios for the past
5 years, 6 years or 10 years you can get to know how the line goes whether the ratio is
stable is going up or going down we can easily find out that how the company is performing,
how the company is doing and what is expected what has happened in the past 10 years and
what is expected to happen in the next 5 years or 10 years, you can make a inter firm comparison
that is a on the basis of the time series data or on the basis of the time series performance. . Now, there the next part is the relevance
of the ratios. What is the relevance of the ratios to the
different stakeholders and we talk about the relevance of the ratio to different stakeholders
as I have already told you in the beginning of discussion that ratios importance is also
for the short term creditors who are supplier on the basis of ratios they can say whether
I should supply to this firm or not.

Then long term creditors financial institutions
I told you already that we should means their objectives are different so their ratios are
also different, for management to know their performance themselves they can calculate
the ratio. Investors present as well the potential investors
with the help of ratio they can decide whether to continue as the shareholders in the company
or sell of the shares in the market and if somebody want to buy the shares of this company
they can easily make out that whether to buy the share or not. And then the government many times government
agencies keep on calculating with ratios and on the basis of that they keep on knowing
about the performance of the firms and maybe the sometime regulator is also sometimes the
other government agencies they can means these ratios are equally important for the government
also. . And last thing we are going to talk about
it importance of ratios, so importance of ratio is also to the different stakeholders
like promoters, they also want to for the initial 7 shareholders, they are there also
interested in the company’s performance then the general shareholders who are existing
shareholders they also want to know about the performance of the company.

So, they can know it with the help of ratios. Prospective investors as I told you they want
to invest into the shares of the company. So, they can get to know with the help of
ratios lenders, creditors, customers, employees, government and regulatory bodies, management,
research and analysis agencies. Many agencies like you have heard about moodys
or standard and poor these are the international rating agencies. Then we have Indian rating agencies means
who are working in India – crisil care, ICRA they are fitch. So, they are some rating agencies who are
working with a focus on the Indian market, they rate the companies and their performance
from time to time and they do largely with the help of the ratios and public at large
anybody in the general public can be interested to know about the performance of the company
and ratio analysis can be the best and the easiest and tool with the simple understanding
very clear and very simple tool to understand the overall performance of the company.

So, this is just a theoretical foundation
of the first technique of the financial analysis that ratio analysis and from my next lecture
onwards we start learning about first how to calculate these ratios we know about the
different formulas and different means meanings of those ratios and then we will discuss a
case where we will calculate the ratios of that particular company it would be a existing
company and we will calculate those resources about that company and we will analyze that
performance of the company and draw the meaningful conclusions about the performance of that
company. So, this all, I will be discussing and talking
about in my next lecture.

Thank you very much..

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