series: Financial Statements

Three Signs that a Profit Number is Suspect

Three Signs that a Profit Number is Suspect By: Tim Bennett 20.05.2016A key skill for investors is knowing when to trust a firm’s preferred profit number: this week I look at three quick tests.

Why Equity Markets Are So Unpredictable

Why Equity Markets Are So Unpredictable By: Tim Bennett 08.02.2016Some days it seems as though bad news is good for share prices and vice versa. What’s going on? This week I take a look at two of the key factors driving equity market volatility and sum up how long-term investors should manage it

Why Equity Investors Should Follow the Cash

Why Equity Investors Should Follow the Cash By: Tim Bennett 11.01.2016In volatile markets, equity investors should keep an eye on cash flow and know how to spot signs of trouble. Here I recap some of the bigger ones.

Three Balance Sheet Red Flags

Three Balance Sheet Red Flags By: Tim Bennett18.06.2014 How can you tell when a company might be running into trouble? Tim Bennett suggests three ways a balance sheet can reveal that all is not well

Balance Sheet Basics

Balance Sheet Basics By: Tim Bennett18.06.2014 Balance sheets may be less exciting than profit and loss accounts but they contain vital information for investors, as Tim Bennett explains.

Which Profit Figure can You Trust?

Which Profit Figure can You Trust? By: Tim Bennett28.05.2014 There are many different ways for a firm to report profits notes Tim Bennett. Here he offers a short guide to which versions are the most reliable.

What is EBITDA?

What is EBITDA? By: Tim Bennett28.05.2014 Sooner or later an equity investor will come across the term EBITDA. Here Tim Bennett explains how it is used and asks whether it should be so popular