Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis Course Overview
In this Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis course, we look at how companies manage their cash flow. We will explore both the operating cash flow cycle and the investing cash flow cycle.
We use real-world examples to calculate a company’s working capital funding gap. Then we will go over important strategies companies can use to optimize their working capital accounts.
From there we will look at the longer-term investments such as sustaining or expansionary capital expenditures. We will assess the payback time on a project and look at the return on investment.
In the end, we'll combine what we learned and produce a cash flow statement to compare key metrics such as net income, EBITDA, cash flow from operations, and free cash flow.
Throughout the course, we'll be looking at things from both the lender's perspective and the borrower's perspective so you'll have a full picture as a complete credit analyst of how to forecast and optimize cash flow for a business.
Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis Learning Objectives
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss the difference between a company's short-term operating cash flow and long-term investing cash flow
- Compare working capital objectives and capital investment objectives
- Calculate working capital funding gap, investment payback and return on investment
- Use a company's financial statement to conduct a cash flow analysis and compare key metrics
Who should take this course?
This Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis course is perfect for any aspiring credit analysts working in insurance, underwriting, rating agencies, commercial lending, corporate credit analysis, and other areas of credit evaluation.
Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis Is a Required Course of CFI's CBCA™ Program
Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis is a core course of CFI's credit analyst certification program. For beginners to advanced users, this program is designed to help you become a world-class credit analyst.
What You'll Learn
Path to Certification
3 courses from beginner to intermediate level.01Optional
14 courses from beginner to intermediate level.02Required
Submit your CBCA™ checklist and order your certificate.03Required
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Get access to the Global Corporate Finance Society.04Optional