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Warren Buffett and the interpretation of financial statements

Author: Buffett, Mary Publisher: Scribner, 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 202 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781416573180Type of document: Book Bibliography/Index:
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Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements The Search for the Company with a Durable Competitive Advantage Contents Introduction CHAPTER 1: Two Great Revelations That Made Warren the Richest Person in the World CHAPTER 2: The Kind of Business That Will Make Warren Superrich CHAPTER 3: Where Warren Starts His Search for the Exceptional Company CHAPTER 4: Durability Is Warren's Ticket to Riches CHAPTER 5: Financial Statement Overview: Where the Gold Is Hidden CHAPTER 6: Where Warren Goes to Find Financial Information xv 3 4 12 16 18 20 THE INCOME STATEMENT CHAPTER 7: Where Warren Starts: The Income Statement 25 CHAPTER 8: Revenue: Where the Money Comes In CHAPTER 9: Cost of Goods Sold: For Warren the Lower the Better CHAPTER 10: Gross Profit/Gross Profit Margin: Key Numbers for Warren in His Search for Long-Term Gold CHAPTER 11: Operating Expenses: Where Warren Keeps a Careful Eye CHAPTER 12: Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses CHAPTER 13: Research and Development: Why Warren Stays Away from It CHAPTER 14: Depreciation: A Cost Warren Can't Ignore CHAPTER 15: Interest Expense: What Warren Doesn't Want CHAPTER 16: Gain (or Loss) on Sale of Assets and Other CHAPTER 17: Income Before Tax: The Number That Warren Uses 28 30 32 36 38 42 45 49 53 55 CHAPTER 18: Income Taxes Paid: How Warren Knows Who Is Telling the Truth 57 CHAPTER 19: Net Earnings: What Warren Is Looking For CHAPTER 20: Per-Share Earnings: How Warren Tells the Winners from the Losers 59 63 BALANCE SHEET CHAPTER 21: Balance Sheet in General CHAPTER 22: Assets CHAPTER 23: Current Asset Cycle: How the Money Is Made CHAPTER 24: Cash and Cash Equivalents: Warren's Pile of Loot 69 72 75 77 CHAPTER 25: Inventory: What the Company Needs to Buy and What the Company Needs to Sell 81 CHAPTER 26: Net Receivables: Money Owed to the Company CHAPTER z8: Total Current Assets and the Current Ratio CHAPTER 29: Property, Plant, and Equipment: For Warren Not Having Them Can Be a Good Thing 83 CHAPTER 27: Prepaid Expenses/Other Current Assets 85 87 90 CHAPTER 3o: Goodwill CHAPTER 31: Intangible Assets: Measuring the Unmeasurable CHAPTER 32: Long-Term Investments: One of the Secrets to Warren's Success CHAPTER 33: Other Long-Term Assets CHAPTER 34: Total Assets and the Return on Total Assets CHAPTER 35: Current Liabilities CHAPTER 36: Accounts Payable, Accrued Expenses, and Other Current Liabilities CHAPTER 37: Short-Term Debt: How It Can Kill a Financial Institution 94 96 99 102 104 106 107 109 CHAPTER 38: Long-Term Debt Coming Due and the Troubles It Can Cause 113 CHAPTER 39: Total Current Liabilities and the Current Ratio CHAPTER 4o: Long-Term Debt: Something That Great Companies Don't Have a Lot Of 115 117 CHAPTER 41: Deferred Income Tax, Minority Interest, and Other Liabilities 120 CHAPTER 42: Total Liabilities and the Debt to Shareholders' Equity Ratio 122 CHAPTER 43: Shareholders' Equity/Book Value CHAPTER 44: Preferred and Common Stock: Additional Paid in Capital CHAPTER 45: Retained Earnings: Warren's Secret for Getting Superrich CHAPTER 46: Treasury Stock: Warren Likes to See This on the Balance Sheet CHAPTER 47: Return on Shareholders' Equity: Part One CHAPTER 48: Return on Shareholders' Equity: Part Two CHAPTER 49: The Problem with Leverage and the Tricks It Can Play on You 126 128 131 136 139 141 143 THE CASH FLOW STATEMENT CHAPTER 5o: The Cash Flow Statement: Where Warren Goes to Find the Cash CHAPTER 51: Capital Expenditures: Not Having Them Is One of the Secrets to Getting Rich CHAPTER 52: Stock Buybacks: Warren's Tax-Free Way to Increase Shareholder Wealth 147 152 156 VALUING THE COMPANY WITH A DURABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE CHAPTER 53: Warren's Revolutionary Idea of the Equity Bond and How It Has Made Him Superrich CHAPTER 54: The Ever-Increasing Yield Created by the Durable Competitive Advantage CHAPTER 55: More Ways to Value a Company with a Durable Competitive Advantage CHAPTER 56: How Warren Determines the Right Time to Buy a Fantastic Business CHAPTER 57: How Warren Determines It Is Time to Sell Appendix Select Glossary of Terms Acknowledgments Index 171 173 177 181 191 193 168 166 161

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