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Every finance professional should master the mechanics of how to put together a cash flow statement, and understand the differences between the direct and indirect methods of cash flow reporting. But things become more interesting when you start to attach meaning to the numbers.

What does the cash flow footprint look like for an embryonic company like Tesla? What about a retail company with an optimized supply chain like Walmart? Or a capital-intensive oil and gas company like Shell? How does cash flow relate to strategy? How do companies use non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) cash flow metrics to tell the story of their performance?

Philip de Vroe, The Finance Storyteller, helps you discuss cash flow with your business stakeholders using fresh insights and illustrative benchmarks.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the elements of the direct method versus the indirect method of cash flow reporting
  • Identify the main differences between Cash (Flow) From Operating Activities (CFOA) and net income
  • Discover how the cash flow patterns of companies vary by industry and by stage of maturity of the company
  • Recognize GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) versus non-GAAP metrics in cash flow reporting
  • Explore the role of dividends in the strategic decisions that companies make in the area of cash and cash flow

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

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Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  8:59Introduction to Cash Flow Statement
Cash Flow Statement
  1:29CFOA versus Net Income
  8:08Cash Flow Statement - Tesla Example
  11:08Cash Flow Statement - Walmart 2017 Example
  4:05Cash Flow - Direct Method versus Indirect Method
  4:03Cash From Operating Activities - Indirect Method Simple!
  5:35Cash From Operating Activities - Direct Method Explained
  5:56Cash Flow Statement - CVS Health Direct Method
  12:09Free Cash Flow Explained!
CONCLUSION
  4:54Conclusion
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  1:06:25Preparing and Understanding a Cash Flow Statement
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  ZIPSlides: Preparing and Understanding a Cash Flow Statement
  PDFPreparing and Understanding a Cash Flow Statement Glossary/Index
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM