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This course is run in conjunction with NIRI.
Bookings will be made via their website.

Prerequisite Course
To get the most out of this course, you should have completed the following:

If you are unsure whether this course is right for you, please contact Miranda Lane (info@financetalking.com)

Profitability & Cash Generation – NIRI Virtual

4 hours Developing Skills

This course will give you a good understanding of results headline numbers both reported and adjusted; growth and margins; constant currencies and key performance indicators for a range of sectors. We also cover the impact of price and volume changes as well as acquisitions and disposals. Finally, we consider how profits convert to cash flows and we look at free cash generation.


  • Understand income statements for a range of sectors
  • Identify the key questions around results
  • Be able to comment on financial performance

What's Included

  • Access to a virtual classroom with a series of online courses to help you consolidate your learning
  • Colour-coded course materials
  • A copy of The FinanceTalking Financial Glossary (pdf)
  • Email or phone your tutor if you have questions

After the course, you will have access for 4 months to the following eLearning courses which will help you consolidate your knowledge:

What you will learn

Financial Information in Practice

  • What your audiences look for in earnings
  • Headline numbers

Profitability & Cash Generation

  • Reported and adjusted/non-GAAP numbers
  • Exceptional/unusual items – what they tell you & how to strip them out
  • Analysing the income statement
  • Growth and margins
  • Constant currencies
  • Impact of acquisitions & disposals
  • Earnings per share and dividends
  • Profits to cash flows
  • Free cash flow

Financial Analysis

  • Return on capital metrics
  • Typical key performance indicators

Telling the Story

How you will learn

We use Zoom to deliver our virtual events

  • Very simple to use
  • Access the event on your laptop or tablet (or even your phone)
  • Discussions and case studies via breakout groups
  • Quizzes and polls