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Supporting Services


Benchmarking analysis

We provide an overview of the market analysis along with the factors that impacted your company in the previous year and analyse how these have been reported by a large number of other companies from around the world. Benchmarking is the process of comparing one's business processes and performance metrics to industry bests or best practices from other companies. This activity is quite common among businesses, especially publicly held companies. Many different benchmarking analysis methods exist.

For example, a company can compare its financial performance, product quality, production processes, or marketing campaigns to industry standards or we can say competitor benchmarking. Its purpose is to help a company become better at achieving goals through comparison with much more successful companies.

The objectives of benchmark for business are

(1) to determine what and where improvements are called for

(2) to analyze how other organizations achieve their high performance levels, and

(3) to use this information to improve performance.


Budgeting and forecasted reports

Financial budgeting and forecasting is an essential part of the business analysis services and business planning process.

Executives and managers continually revisit forecasts as actuals are reported to determine how their business is performing relative to plan. Forecast reports allow detailed analysis by budget owners at every level of the organization and set the stage for determining sources of revenue and spending priorities. From simple reporting on actual performance versus budget to more sophisticated “what if” scenario creation and predictive modeling, organizations use business intelligence to make fact-based business plans and better monitor performance.

We’ll analyze your books and provide powerful budgeting and forecasting reports, so you can make decision based on your financial data.

(BP&F) is a three-step process for determining and detailing an organization's long- and short-term financial goals.

Planning - outlines the company's financial direction and expectations for the next three to five years.

Budgeting - documents how the overall plan will be executed month to month, specifying expenditures.

Forecasting - uses accumulated historical data to predict financial outcomes for future months or years.



Ratio analysis


In ratio analysis we compare data from balance sheet and profit and loss accounts. We determine how selected financial statement line items relate to each other, and we assess the firm's profitability.

Single most important technique of financial analysis in which quantities are converted into ratios for meaningful comparisons, with past ratios and ratios of other firms in the same or different industries. Ratio analysis determines trends and exposes strengths or weaknesses of a firm.

Ratio analysis is a cornerstone of fundamental analysis. Below few examples of various ratios

Liquidity ratios

Liquidity ratios measure the ability of a company to repay its short‐term debts and meet unexpected cash needs.

Current ratio

The current ratio is also called the working capital ratio, as working capital is the difference between current assets and current liabilities. This ratio measures the ability of a company to pay its current obligations using current assets. The current ratio is calculated by dividing current assets by current liabilities.

Other ratios

Short-term Solvency Ratios Debt Management Ratios Asset Management Ratios Profitability Ratios Market Value Ratios Equations


Variance analysis


We do Variance analysis which aimed at computing variance between actual and budgeted or targeted levels of performance, and identification of their causes. Budget vs. Actual Costs - Variance analysis is important to assist with managing budgets by controlling budgeted versus actual costs. Materiality - A materiality threshold is the level of statistical variance deemed meaningful, or worth noting. Relationships - Relationships between pairs of variables might also be identified when performing variance analysis.


Financial statement analysis


We’ll analyze your books and provide you financial statement. This is the process of reviewing and evaluating a company's financial statements (such as the balance sheet or profit and loss statement), thereby gaining an understanding of the financial health of the company and enabling more effective decision making. Financial statements record financial data; however, this information must be evaluated through financial statement analysis to become more useful to investors, shareholders, managers and other interested parties.

Financial Statement useful to :

Creditors. Anyone who has lent funds to a company is interested in its ability to pay back the debt, and so will focus on various cash flow measures.

Investors. Both current and prospective investors examine financial statements to learn about a company's ability to continue issuing dividends, or to generate cash flow, or to continue growing at its historical rate (depending upon their investment philisophies).

Management. The company controller prepares an ongoing analysis of the company's financial results, particularly in relation to a number of operational metrics that are not seen by outside entities (such as the cost per delivery, cost per distribution channel, profit by product, and so forth).

Regulatory authorities. If a company is publicly held, its financial statements are examined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (if the company files in the United States) to see if its statements conform to the various accounting standards and the rules of the SEC.