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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Buffett, David Clark Narrator: Karen White Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9781400180295
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Mary Buffett and David Clark clearly outline Warren Buffett's strategies in a way that will appeal to newcomers and seasoned Buffettologists alike. Inspired by the seminal work of Buffett's mentor, Benjamin Graham (The Interpretation of Financial Statements, 1937), this book presents Buffett's interpretation of financial statements with anecdotes and quotes from the master investor himself. Potential investors will discover: -Buffett's time-tested dos and don'ts for interpreting an income statement and balance sheet -Why high research and development costs can kill a great business -How much debt Buffett thinks a company can carry before it becomes too dangerous to touch -The financial ratios and calculations that Buffett uses to identify the company with a durable competitive advantage-which he believes makes for the winning long-term investment -How Buffett uses financial statements to value a company -What kinds of companies Warren stays away from no matter how cheap their selling price Once audiences complete and master Buffett's simple financial calculations and methods for interpreting a company's financial statement, they will be well on their way to identifying which companies are going to be tomorrow's winners-and which will be the losers that should be avoided at all costs. Destined to become a classic in the world of investment books, Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements is the perfect companion volume to The New Buffettology and The Tao of Warren Buffett. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Just as top musicians memorize scales, and the best golfers perfect swings at the driving range, investors who want sustainable, good returns must master the critical basics that Mary Buffett and David Clark lay out for us in this clear explanation of Warren Buffett’s methods. I don’t think there has been a better time for investors to relearn the fundamentals. Follow these methods and you will see results!”

    Timothy P. Vick, senior portfolio manager, the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, and author of How to Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Xavier | 12/27/2013

    " Good depth for the novice Value Investor easy to understand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andre Hoffmann | 11/19/2013

    " simple to read, makes sense - now lets put it into practice! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 10/7/2013

    " Where is the line between common sence and genious? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cailan Phoodalith | 8/7/2013

    " One of the book you should read before going to stock investment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 12/21/2012

    " The book was pretty good to read to understand how Buffett analyzed stocks and decided which stocks to buy and when to buy them. It helped me gain a better understanding of how to read finacial statements. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Walker | 10/10/2012

    " Really short chapters, enjoyable read. Great for people like me who haven't taken courses in finance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hui Shi | 9/27/2012

    " Clear and precise explanation of the financial statements! Great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yahaya Baruwa | 9/9/2012

    " I read this book 2 so far...really educational! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 3/6/2012

    " Really great break down of a financial statement. Written by his daughter and son-in-law, this book breaks down key terms and each part of the financial statement. Great for anyone who didn't know how before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drew West | 2/18/2012

    " A very easy to understand guide to the philosophies of Warren Buffett's value investing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie F. | 1/8/2012

    " Having studied accounting, it's interesting that investors actually read the financial statements. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 12/10/2011

    " Useful reference on financial indicators and ratios of companies considered having long term, sustainable strategic advantage, thus money making for long term holding. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rahul Chowdhury | 10/5/2011

    " Good for investor who want to get a start on financial statements. Warren's equity/bond theory is quite inspiring, I remember reading it in his annual report but was good to be reminded about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 9/14/2011

    " Good book for beginners, and offering some good and unique perspectives for the financial statements. Too basic for those with some existing acctg experience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Yuehan | 5/31/2011

    " Dry but nt too dry read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shayla | 5/12/2011

    " Clear and precise explanation of the financial statements! Great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 2/15/2010

    " Where is the line between common sence and genious? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Xavier | 7/13/2009

    " Good depth for the novice Value Investor easy to understand. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 7/12/2009

    " Having studied accounting, it's interesting that investors actually read the financial statements. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 2/2/2009

    " The book was pretty good to read to understand how Buffett analyzed stocks and decided which stocks to buy and when to buy them. It helped me gain a better understanding of how to read finacial statements. "

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About the Author
For over twenty years, Mary Buffett has been considered a leading authority on the subject of Warren Buffett’s investment methods. Her international bestselling investment books, co-authored with David Clark—Buffettology, The Buffettology Workbook, The New Buffettology, The Tao of Warren Buffett, Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements, The Management Secrets of Warren Buffett, Warren Buffett and The Art of Stock Arbitrage, and The Warren Buffett Stock Portfolio—have been translated into twenty-four foreign languages and are considered “investment classics” the world over. Ms. Buffett is an international speaker, entrepreneur, political and environmental activist, and has appeared on television as one of the top finance experts worldwide. She has been the principal speaker for prestigious organizations around the world. Ms. Buffett has worked in a wide range of businesses including extensive work as a consultant to several Fortune 500 companies. She is an associate of the top ranked UK Buffettology Fund in the United Kingdom. In 2013 she became a contributing blogger to the Huffington Post. The blogs and information about the UK Buffettology Fund are on her website MaryBuffett.com.
About the Narrator

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audiobooks since 1999. An Audie Award finalist, she has earned numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her reading of The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2009.