About the BookThe present book is a sincere attempt to present the current trends in financial analysis in their entirety. It aims at helping the students and researchers in their respective academic pursuits as well as the managers in their easy grasping of the techniques of profitability analysis that are indispensable for decision-making in business enterprises.
The book in eight chapters highlights the role of profitability in a business enterprise operating in a competitive environment and discusses the various techniques of profitability analysis. It explores the factors contributing to the non-utilization of the available capacity and assesses its direct bearing on the value-added generation and ultimately on the profitability. It reflects the significance of cost-effectiveness for a business enterprise and focuses on the strategies needed to meet the challenges posed by liberalized economy. Furthermore, the book offers a detailed study with regard to the turnover of various components of the capital employed and the varied factors influencing the operations thereof. In addition, it makes an in-depth study of financial health/performance of enterprise, social profitability, ancillary development and corporate restructuring. Besides, three papers on the allied topics presented in seminars have also been included herein which will prove informative and useful particularly to the researchers in the discipline of commerce and management.
A unique feature of the book is that different research settings have been adopted for each chapter, appropriate statistical techniques applied for data analysis and the results thus arrived at have been discussed and interpreted. References have been given at the end of each chapter together with a bibliography and subject index at the close of the book which will facilitate quick understanding and further perusal of the subject matter. It is hoped that the book will prove a valuable asset to the students, researchers and practitioners concerned with commerce and business.About the Author/sNazir Ahmad Gilkar, M.Com., M.Phil., Ph.D., LL.B., PGDHE, is Lecturer in Commerce, Govt. Degree College, Bemina, Srinagar (J&K).
The author has a corporate exposure of a decade at least, and has been teaching in colleges for the last twenty years. During this period he attended several faculty development programmes (RCs), contributed to the academic input of conferences and seminars held outside the state and has also published papers in several journals of national repute. He has developed a number of innovative instructional strategies which are applied within and outside the classroom setting. He has been teaching courses pertaining to Accounting, Finance and Law.