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  1. The Oil Sector: The importance of inventory ratios CF1-126-A-I

    Theresa has been hired for her first job as a junior equity research analyst in an investment bank. The first assignment that her boss gives her is to help with the coverage of the oil sector. She uses a Top-down approach in the sector analysis looking at macro, sector and then company specific issues. Theresa has to decide which will be the best company to include in the model portfolio from a selection of European and American companies. To make this decision, Theresa needs to compare the financial ratios of the different companies, paying special attention to inventory ratios, which are key to the sector. Furthermore, the oil sector recently experienced an unexpected and sharp fall in the Brent price that is impacting the financial reports of the companies and their stock prices. During a coffee break, she saw a senior analyst named Bruno. They talked about her report and he warned her to check that the ratios are comparable. The case ends with Theresa recalculating her numbers and being surprised by the results.

    This case is intended for undergraduates. The case "Valuation & Accounting: You can't have one without the other" is similar, but intended for master degrees, if that is your target.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting | Cost Accounting & Management Control
  2. Valuation & Accounting: You can't have one … CF1-126-B-I

    Theresa has been hired for her first job as a junior equity research analyst in an investment bank. The first assignment that her boss gives her is to help with the coverage of the oil sector. She uses a Top-down approach in the sector analysis looking at macro, sector and then company specific issues. Theresa has to decide which will be the best company to include in the model portfolio from a selection of European and American companies. To make this decision, Theresa needs to compare the financial ratios of the different companies, paying special attention to inventory ratios, which are key to the sector. Furthermore, the oil sector recently experienced an unexpected and sharp fall in the Brent price that is impacting the financial reports of the companies and their stock prices. During a coffee break, she saw a senior analyst named Bruno. They talked about her report and he warned her to check that the ratios are comparable. The case ends with Theresa recalculating her numbers and being surprised by the results.

    This case is intended for master level degrees. The case "The Oil Sector: The importance of inventory ratios" is similar, but intended for undergraduates, if that's your target.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting | Cost Accounting & Management Control
  3. Oferta Pública de ventas DF2-228

    This technical note explains the concept of Initial Public Offering (IPO), the procedure which this offer must go through as well as the requirements for it to be carried out.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting | Finance
  4. Necesidades operativas de fondos y fondo de maniobra CF2-123

    To understand a company’s capacity to create economic value it is necessary to understand, among others, the structure and composition of its current assets and liabilities, as well as its relationship with sales. The reason is that it directly influences the capital invested in operations, which is a determining factor over the ROIC. Through these lenses, it is also possible to analyze the potential default risk of the business.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting
  5. Flujos de caja diferenciales DF2-226

    This case explains the application of discounted cash flows in the valuation of investment projects. It is explained in a brief and concise manner so the concept is made clear and is well defined for the student.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting | Finance
  6. Análisis de ratios CF2-122

    When analyzing a company with regards to its economic and financial health, ratios are the most common tool. They are designed to show the relation between different accounts. Since the financial ratios are so many, it is important to set a path for the analysis to avoid getting lost in the available data.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting | Finance
  7. Introducción al Análisis Financiero a través de Rati … CF2-109-M

    Interactive technical note comprising a quiz and an exercise focusing on analyzing the ratios once they have been calculated.

    Using the hotel industry in general and the company NH in particular, students learn how to handle the basic ratios and perform a financial analysis. The exercises are self-corrected: the quiz is a web form and the final questionnaire is an Excel page which the students have to complete and then make a comparison with the competitor Sol Meliá.

    Furthermore, the case includes a glossary with definitions and formulas, a pyramid that classifies the ratios used, and a series of specific ratios used on this particular industry.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting
  8. Introduction to Financial Analysis using Ratios CF2-109-I-M

    Interactive technical note comprising a quiz and an exercise focusing on analyzing the ratios once they have been calculated.

    Using the hotel industry in general and the company NH in particular, students learn how to handle the basic ratios and perform a financial analysis. The exercises are self-corrected: the quiz is a web form and the final questionnaire is an Excel page which the students have to complete and then make a comparison with the competitor Sol Meliá.

    Furthermore, the case includes a glossary with definitions and formulas, a pyramid that classifies the ratios used, and a series of specific ratios used on this particular industry.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting
  9. Introduction to financial accounting CF2-107-I

    This technical note gives a thorough introduction to financial accounting vocabulary, elements and processes. It includes explanations and examples of key concepts such as the basic financial statements (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Cash Flows and Statement of Retained Earnings), T-accounts and journal entries, and inventory methods. It is designed such that students can follow along easily without a professor’s guidance and would serve well as a reference or pre-class reading in a basic accounting course. 

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting
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