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How to Analyse Bank Financial Statements

A concise practical guide for analysts and investors

By Thomas Padberg

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How to Analyse Bank Financial Statements

A concise practical guide for analysts and investors

By Thomas Padberg

Jacket text

The financial statements of banks differ very much from those of non-banks. The assets and liabilities are mostly financial based, and the equity ratio is far lower than the equity ratios of industrial companies. Banking supervision has a big influence on the financial statements too. Recent years have shown the risks which can evolve from banks, but normal instruments of financial statement analysis are not sufficient to analyse banks and locate these risks: different methods are needed.

This book, by experienced bank analyst Thomas Padberg, provides analysts and investors with the tools to analyse bank financial statements, find problems in bank finances, and assess the risks of banks. Examples with real bank financial data are used to show readers the step-by-step methods to follow when looking at bank financial statements.

The book covers:

– The specific accounting rules that apply to banks
– How to analyse bank segment reporting
– The ratios to use when analysing bank financial statements
– How to analyse bank profit and loss accounts
– Equity analysis and stock analysis of banks

This is an essential guide for all analysts and serious investors who need to analyse bank financial statements.

About the author

Thomas Padberg, 41, is a German author. He completed his PhD on the subject of bank financial statement analysis and afterwards worked as a trainer and in-house consultant for many German banks within their specialist departments dedicated to this function. The German edition of his book – Bankbilanzanalyse – is now in its third edition and has become the standard reference work for the analysis of bank financial statements in Germany. You can contact the author at:


About the author

1. Introduction
2. Specifics of Bank Financial Statement Analysis
3. Accounting Rules for Banks
4. Analysis of Segment Reporting
5. Ratios for Bank Financial Statement Analysis
6. Analysis of the Profit and Loss Account
7. Equity Analysis
8. Stock Analysis
9. Conclusion

Published: 30/01/2017
Edition: 1st
Pages: 246
Formats: paperback - ISBN
ebook - ISBN 9780857195197
hardback - ISBN 9780857195180
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