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Learning Outcome Statements PDF Download
|1. Uses of Industry Analysis|
a. explain uses of industry analysis and the relation of industry analysis to company analysis;
|2. Approaches to Identifying Similar Companies|
b. compare methods by which companies can be grouped;
c. explain the factors that affect the sensitivity of a company to the business cycle and the uses and limitations of industry and company descriptors such as "growth," "defensive," and "cyclical";
|3. Industry Classification Systems|
d. describe current industry classification systems, and identify how a company should be classified, given a description of its activities and the classification system;
e. explain how a company's industry classification can be used to identify a potential "peer group" for equity valuation;
|4. Principles of Strategic Analysis|
f. describe the elements that need to be covered in a thorough industry analysis;
g. describe the principles of strategic analysis of an industry;
h. explain the effects of barriers to entry, industry concentration, industry capacity, and market share stability on pricing power and price competition;
i. describe industry life cycle models, classify an industry as to life cycle stage, and describe limitations of the life-cycle concept in forecasting industry performance;
|5. External Influences on Industry Growth, Profitability, and Risk|
j. describe macroeconomic, technological, demographic, governmental, social, and environmental influences on industry growth, profitability, and risk;
k. compare characteristics of representative industries from the various economic sectors;
|6. Company Analysis|
k. describe the elements that should be covered in a thorough company analysis.