Warren Buffett and the interpretation of Financial Statements
Mary Buffett and David 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 audiences complete and master Buffett’s simple financial calculations and methods for interpreting a company’s financial statement, they will be well on their way to identifying which companies are going to be tomorrow’s winners – and which will be the losers that should be avoided 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.