Date: 9/30/2020
Event start time: 12:00 PM
Event end time: 4:00 PM
Category: Virtual
Price: Members - $395; Non-Members $445

Profitability & Cash Generation  (4 Hour Live Virtual Workshop)

Wednesday, September 30, 12 pm - 4 pm ET 

Developing Skills Level
Prerequisites: Financial Information Essentials (or equivalent knowledge) recommended

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


Financial Information in Practice

  • What your audiences look for in results
  • 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


  • Access to a virtual classroom with a series of online courses to help you consolidate your learning after the workshop
  • Color-coded course materials
  • A copy of The FinanceTalking Financial Glossary (pdf)
  • Email or phone your tutor if you have questions or you’d like to discuss further any concepts covered on the course


  • Small group, interactive workshops delivered using Zoom
  • Access the event on your laptop or tablet (or even your phone)
  • Discussions and case studies via breakout groups
  • Quizzes and polls

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Miranda Lane

Miranda Lane

Managing Director, FinanceTalking, Ltd.

Miranda has 16 years’ experience of teaching finance to people who do not have a financial background.  This and her broad City experience in investment banking and financial communications enable her to explain complex subjects in simple ways.
  • Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 with Touche Ross in London
  • Worked for investment bank, Morgan Grenfell, analysing companies
  • Financial PR and Investor Relations in two leading consultancies
  • Gained invaluable experience freelancing for a City training company, teaching analysis of financial statements and equity analysis
  • Over the last 16 years, Miranda has taught people from well over 50% of the FTSE100 companies, and most of the leading financial PR consultancies in the UK as well as companies from continental Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Ukraine.
Miranda founded FinanceTalking to provide the best financial training to the corporate communications world.  She designs and teaches highly relevant, practical courses for FinanceTalking and for companies' in-house training programmes.