Financial Report

Basic Financial

Statement Analysis

The 3-week course aims to equip new entrepreneurs and business owners about the basis of how to analyze
financial statements from three different perspectives – as a banker, as a manager and as an investor. An
extensive finance and accounting background is not necessary as the course aims to guide the students step-
by-step through the financial statements and how to analyze them.


This is NOT a bookkeeping course as the students will not be asked to prepare financial statements, but rather how to read and interpret them in a way that will allow them to make sound business decisions.

Course Objectives

To provide the students with basic knowledge of financial statement analysis and its practical applications

in three areas:

a) credit analysis (from the point of view of bankers and creditors)

b) analysis for management (from the point of view of business owners and managers)

c) investment analysis (from the point of view of potential investors and analysts)

At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to analyze a company’s financial performance across time and across its industry peers, as well as to critically evaluate its credit worthiness from a lender’s standpoint, its profitability from management’s view, and its potential for growth and financial stability from a potential investor’s perspective.

Course Outline

Week 1 : Credit Analysis

Prerequisite Readings: (2 hours)

Overview of Financial Statement Analysis

  • Basic Financial Statements

  • Users of Financial Statements and their Needs

  • Overview of Financial Ratios

Introduction to Credit Analysis

Prerequisite Excercise: (1 hour)

Accounting Exercise: Financial Ratio Calculation

Pre-read Case Study: (1 hour)

ABEX Corporation

Online Lecture (Saturday  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

"How Do Banks Evaluate Your Business' Creditworthiness"

Week 2: Analysis for Management

Prerequisite Readings: (2 hours)

Management Reporting

  • Kinds of Management Reports

  • Scorecards, KPI’s and Other Metrics

The Difference Between Profitability and Cash Flows

Pre-read Case Study: (3 hours)

Star Circle, Inc.

Online Lecture (Saturday  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

“How To Manage Your Operations Through Financial Reports”

Week 3: Investment Analysis

Prerequisite Readings: (2 hours)

Overview of Stock Markets
Portfolio Analysis
Detecting Creative Accounting Practices

Prerequisite Excercise: (1 hour)

Accounting Exercise: Financial Ratio Calculation

Pre-read Case Study: (3 hours)

Big Foot Resort

Online Lecture (Saturday  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

“What Investors Are Looking For”

Class Details

16 Nov - 05 Dec

   3 Sessions

PHP  9,000

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About the Professor

Ricky Mariano is a seasoned Finance professional with almost 25 years of experience in the Finance and Accounting field working in various multinational and local companies.  After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines with a double-major degree in Business Administration and Accountancy, he passed the CPA Board Exam in 1996, and ever since, has worked in various industries, including FMCG, oil and gas, shared services and theme parks.  He was also a part-time faculty member of the Ateneo JG School of Management for almost 15 years.  He is now the CFO of one of the subsidiaries of the largest conglomerate in the Philippines.  He is passionate about teaching and imparting his knowledge and experiences to his students, and he believes he equally learns from his students as well.  He loves to cook, to sing and to play with his two kids during the weekends.