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Financial Analysis for Investment

Digital Programme

Financial Analysis for Investment

Digital Programme

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Programme Overview

This programme will substantially improve your understanding of fundamental analyses of companies. This programme dives into the financial data of listed companies to fully understand what it means for a company to create value.

In this programme, you will further explore the dynamics of value creation and how the financial metrics of a company informs its value creation capability. Weekly webinar discussions will focus on multiple listed company performance reviews.

What will I learn?

At the end of this digital programme, you will be able to:

  • Interpret the income statement and balance sheet numbers of a business
  • Calculate and interpret financial ratios
  • Calculate and interpret investment ratios
  • Understand the dynamics of value creation
  • Understand financial and investment jargon
  • Clearly identify the levers of company value
  • Calculate the value of companies
  • Understand the meaning of ‘cheap’ and ‘expensive’ shares
  • Develop a list of investment candidate companies

Programme breakdown:

Orientation Module – Get to know your online campus

Module One – Overview of the business context

Module Two – Income statement and balance sheet dynamics

Module Three – Cash flow

Module Four – Financial performance analysis

Module Five – Introduction to company valuation

Module Six – Valuing a JSE-listed company

Programme breakdown

This programme is perfect for:

  • Individuals with accounting and financial knowledge who want to deepen their understanding of the fundamentals of financial analysis
  • Individuals who would like to invest in listed companies and want to discover good quality investment candidates 
  • Financial managers with strong accounting knowledge but would like to build their understanding of the dynamics of valuation 
  • Individuals who have completed a fundamentals programme in finance and want to take their financial and investment skills to an intermediary level

Your expert guides

Justin Spencer-Young

BSc (Building) (Wits) and an MBA (Wits)

An experienced lecturer and finance consultant, Justin’s work primarily centers around the concept of the value and he has published research in the field of real option valuation.