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Books Available from NYPL
The New York Public Library offers many books, in print and in electronic form, to assist you in researching public companies and their SEC filings. As a starting point, here are a few titles available in our catalog to borrow.
If you want to search for further titles, use the subject Financial Statements in the advanced search engine of our online catalog.
Financial Shenanigans by
Publication Date: 2010-05-05
From the " Sherlock Holmes of Accounting,"the tools you need to stay a step ahead of the crooks "Howard Schilit is the authority on forensic accounting. Financial Shenanigans is invaluable readingfor market participants seeking to identify deceptive behavior in company financial statements."Julian Robertson, legendary investor and founder, Tiger Management "A must-read! The authors teach forensic financial statement analysis in an easy-to-digest format withlots of war stories. Guaranteed to help investors in their questto avoid ticking time bombs in their portfolios." Marc A. Siegel, board member, Financial Accounting Standards Board "This is a timeless guide to better understand how financial malfeasance can be spotted early.Financial Shenanigans teaches all of us fraud-detection-made-easy." Jules Kroll, pioneering private investigator and founder of Kroll Associates and K2 Global "Required reading for every investor who desires to avoid financial losses.This new edition is a classic and better than ever." Thornton L. O'glove, author, Quality of Earnings "If the original Financial Shenanigans was the Bible of detecting accounting frauds, then this latestversion is the Talmud of cooked books. Regulators, audit committee members, and business journalistsshould be required to read this work if they are involved in public companies." Boris Feldman, partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto "An incisive and entertaining review of the recipes used by corporations and executives to 'cook thebooks.' It's a must-read for investors, lawyers, corporate directors, and anyone else interested in theintegrity of the accounting and governance process." Joseph A. Grundfest, professor of law and business and codirector,Rock Center on Corporate Governance, Stanford Law School About the Book: With major financial scandals poppingup in greater numbers--and with moreinevitably on the way--it has never been moreimportant for you to understand what dishonestcompanies do to trick investors.Since the early 1990s, Financial Shenaniganshas been helping investors unearth deceptivefinancial reporting at the most critical time--before they suffer major losses. Now, the thirdedition broadens its focus to include the newest,most sophisticated techniques companiesuse to mislead investors. Referred to as the "Sherlock Holmes ofAccounting" by BusinessWeek, Howard Schilitand renowned forensic accounting expertJeremy Perler take you deeper into the corporatebag of tricks, exposing new levels ofaccounting gimmickry and arming you withthe investigative tools you need to detect: Earnings Manipulation Shenanigans: Learnthe latest tricks companies use to exaggeraterevenue and earnings. Cash Flow Shenanigans: Discover new techniquesdevised by management that allow it tomanipulate cash flow as easily as earnings. Key Metrics Shenanigans: See how companiesuse misleading "key"metrics to fool investorsabout their financial performance. Financial Shenanigans brings you completelyup to date on accounting chicanery in the globalmarkets, shining a light on the most shockingfrauds and financial reporting miscreants.This insightful, detailed guide written by recognizedexperts on the subject provides theknowledge and tools you need to spot even themost subtle signs of financial shenanigans.
Reading Financial Reports by
Publication Date: 2018-12-18
Reading Financial Reports For Dummies, 3rd Edition (9781119543954) was previously published as Reading Financial Reports For Dummies, 3rd Edition (9781118761939). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Discover how to decipher financial reports Especially relevant in today's world of corporate scandals and new accounting laws, the numbers in a financial report contain vitally important information about where a company has been and where it is going. Packed with new and updated information, Reading Financial Reports For Dummies, 3rd Edition gives you a quick but clear introduction to financial reports-and how to decipher the information in them. New information on the separate accounting and financial reporting standards for private/small businesses versus public/large businesses New content to match SEC and other governmental regulatory changes New information about how the analyst-corporate connection has actually changed the playing field The impact of corporate communications and new technologies New examples that reflect current trends Updated websites and resources Reading Financial Reports For Dummies is for investors, traders, brokers, managers, and anyone else who is looking for a reliable, up-to-date guide to reading financial reports effectively.
Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements by
Publication Date: 2008-10-14
With an insider's view of the mind of the master, Mary Buffett and David Clark have written a simple guide for reading financial statements from Warren Buffett's succccessful perspective. Buffett and Clark clearly outline Warren Buffett's strategies in a way that will appeal to newcomers and seasoned Buffettologists alike. Inspired by the seminal work of Buffett's mentor, Benjamin Graham (The Interpretation of Financial Statements, 1937), this book presents Buffett's interpretation of financial statements with anecdotes and quotes from the master investor himself. Potential investors will discover: * Buffett's time-tested dos and don'ts for interpreting an income statement and balance sheet * Why high research and development costs can kill a great business * How much debt Buffett thinks a company can carry before it becomes too dangerous to touch * The financial ratios and calculations that Buffett uses to identify the company with a durable competitive advantage -- which he believes makes for the winning long-term investment * How Buffett uses financial statements to value a company * What kinds of companies Warren stays away from no matter how cheap their selling price Once readers complete and master Buffett's simple financial calculations and methods for interpreting a company's financial statement, they'll be well on their way to identifying which companies are going to be tomorrow's winners -- and which will be the losers they should avoid at all costs. Destined to become a classic in the world of investment books, Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements is the perfect companion volume to The New Buffettology and The Tao of Warren Buffett.