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Financial Indicators That Every Business Should Know

OnDemand Webinar (88 minutes)

Don't get lost in the numbers - learn how to identify the most important financial indicators in your business.Smart business decisions rely on effective financial management. Identifying problems and initiating corrective action is important to maximize shareholder wealth and ensure sustainability. Financial indicators allow you to understand the overall health of your business and meet these objectives. In today's environment, gaining greater insights in your process and operations are crucial. Make effective decisions by using indicators to achieve your goals for earnings, cash flow, and capital management. Gain confidence in your decisions when the market is unstable. Learn the financial indicators for operational and industry benchmarks. Heighten your skills to improve performance, efficiency, and value. Understand the difference between efficiency and productivity. Visualize problem areas to take corrective action. Evaluate your cash flow and long-term options. Accurately decipher balance sheet and profit and loss to track indicators and trends.

Authors

Lauritta Sowa, WiseOwlOps, Inc.

Agenda

Setting Your Goals

• Strategy

- Performance and Financial Indicators

- Understanding Your Line of Business Indicators

- What to Do When the Market Is Unstable

• Critical Success Factors

- Earnings and Margins

- Market Share

- Productivity and Shortcomings

Managing Your Balance Sheet

• Cash Flow

- Track Liquidity for Short-Term Obligations

- Maintain Solvency to Absorb Risk

- Know Your Working Capital: Importance of the Cash Conversion Cycle

• Leverage

- Keep Liabilities in Check

- Strengthen Earnings to Sustain Investors

- Know Your Cost of Capital

Managing Your Profit and Loss Statement

• Profitability

- Set Revenue Goals by Using Compound Annual Growth Rates

- Compare Revenue per Employee With Your Industry

- Master Industry Benchmarks

• Process Improvement

- Efficiency: Analyze Output vs. Resources Used and Employee Performance

- Productivity: Determine Appropriate Quantity of Work and Target Productivity

- EBIT vs. EBITDA