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AFX4150 - Empirical research in analysis of financial statements

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


Topics selected from accounting-based valuation models, financial ratio analysis from a valuation perspective, empirical research based on accounting-based valuation, fundamental analysis research, risk and financial information, empirical research into share returns and financial information, analysts earnings forecasts and analysts investment recommendations and share returns, management earnings forecasts.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • describe accounting-based valuation methods and apply these methods to listed companies
  • critically evaluate empirical research that utilises accounting-based valuation
  • critically evaluate empirical research that investigates the role of analysts as information intermediaries in securities markets
  • apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills in individual and/or group activities dealing with the analysis of financial statements.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Contact hours

Two 1.5-hour sessions per week


Students must be enrolled in course 0181 or 0171 to undertake this unit

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