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Assessing the profitability of an investment Training

Hands-on course
Duration : 2 days
Ref : RVI
Price  2021 : Contact us
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  • Participants / Prerequisite
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This course will allow you to gain proficiency in the notions of Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) investment, amortizations, and the lifespan of a capital asset. You'll also learn how to measure an investment's profitability.

Learning objectives

  • Know the basics of financial analysis
  • Calculate the lifespans of capital assets
  • Calculate amortization using different methods
  • Analyze the profitability of an investment
  • Choose the right financing method for a given investment.

General accounting notes

  • Vocabulary, double-entry method, entries, general overview.
  • The accounting plan
  • Amortizations and provisions.
  • The profit and loss account.
  • Handling inventories.
  • The balance sheet.
  • Tax aspects.

Hands-on work
Hands-on work Examples and exercises in making several accounting entries.

The company as an investment

  • The profit and loss account.
  • The bottom line. Working capital requirements. Cash. The notion of cash flow.
  • Equity. Working capital, net assets, net position. Ongoing capital.
  • Basics of financial analysis: Operating ratios and financial structures.

Hands-on work
Case study on an actual case and a tax return: Financial analysis.

Capital investment as a one-time project

  • Differences between "capital investment" and "operating expenses", CAPEX and OPEX.
  • Characteristics of a project
  • Project management criteria.
  • Budgets: Creating them, updating them, calculating deviations in time and cost.

Hands-on work
Deviation-calculating exercises.

Capital assets

  • Main.
  • Secondary.
  • Component-based approach.

Amortization: Different methods

  • Straight-line.
  • Accelerated.
  • Other methods.

Investment calculations

  • Flows and cash flows.
  • Discounting. Concept. Financial calculations: The basics.
  • Investment profitability: Concept and calculation.
  • Investment-choosing criteria: NPV, IRR, payback period, etc.

Hands-on work
Exercises in choosing different investments.

Financing investments: Benefits and drawbacks

  • From equity.
  • Buying on credit.
  • Leasing.

Hands-on work
Exercises in choosing different financing methods for a single investment.

Participants / Prerequisite

» Participants

Anyone who wants to confirm the profitability of his or her investments, financial managers, management controllers, treasurers, operational managers.

» Prerequisite

No particular knowledge.

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Time schedule

Generally, courses take place from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:30.
However, on the first day attendees are welcomed from 8:45, and there is a presentation of the session between 9:15 and 9:30.
The course itself begins at 9:30. For the 4- or 5-day hands-on courses, the sessions finish at 15:30 on the last day
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