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Selected Case

published: 25 May 2011

  • Topic: Economics & Finance
  • Industry: Multiple
  • Region: Global

Abstract:
This is an international version of the classic ratio detective exercise that is found in many US-based textbooks and other case series. The objective is to initiate students into balance sheet analysis via the use of common-size balance sheets. The case helps students to understand how the economics of the firm are revealed in the firm’s financial statements. Effectively employed, it can also teach students to think about the links between asset composition and financial structures, and how these relate to industry economics.

Pedagogical Objectives:
The objective is to initiate students into balance sheet analysis via the use of common-size balance sheets. The case helps students to understand how the economics of the firm are revealed in the firm’s financial statements. Effectively employed, it can also teach students to think about the links between asset composition and financial structures, and how these relate to industry economics.

Keywords:
Common Size Balance Sheet, Financial Statement Analysis, Ratio Analysis

Prizes won:
- 2018 Case Centre Best-selling Case in Finance, Accounting and Control
- 2017 Case Centre Best-selling Case in Finance, Accounting and Control
- 2016 Case Centre Best Selling Case in Finance, Accounting and Control
- 2015 Case Centre Best-selling Case in Finance, Accounting and Control


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