EBIT/EBITDA - Understanding Your Profit and Loss Statement

Gina J. Lowdermilk

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This training program will review different types profit and loss statements, including a QuickBooks profit and loss standard layout as a complex, multi-fund example. Attendees will learn how to analyze growth or loss within a business or department by comparing progressive reports.

Why Should You Attend:

If you don’t prepare your own profit and loss statement, you may not understand what yours are trying to communicate about your business’ financial performance. Many business owners and senior executives have stacks of reports they never look at because none of them seem to make much sense. Understanding your P&L is vital to small businesses because it also serves as the income statement. Whether it’s time to apply for business credit or a loan, or time to sell your business, you’ll need to bring your P&Ls going back 2 to 3 years. This webinar will help you understand the terms, format, and key performance indicators of profit and loss statements.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the meaning and differences of various terms found on a profit and loss statement.
    • Revenue, sales, valuation
    • Costs, expenses, EBIT
    • Gross profit, operating profit, net profit
  • Know when each set of numbers should be reviewed, what they can tell you, and in which areas of your reports external business partners will be interested.
  • Review different types profit and loss statements, including a QuickBooks profit and loss standard layout as a complex, multi-fund example.
  • Discussion of periodic reports over time and how to analyze growth or loss within your business or department by comparing progressive reports, including suggestions for areas in which to look for typical problems and simple solutions.
  • Learn how your chart of accounts affects various lines of your profit and loss statement.
  • Questions to ask yourself and your accountant when reviewing your profit and loss statement and what the answers mean.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Critical elements of a profit and loss
  • What are revenue, sales, and profit and when do I use these numbers?
  • Profit and loss as an income statement
  • Operating expenses, EBIT, EBITDA
  • Where are the losses? - How to tell if you’re spending more or earning less
  • More revenue is not growth – How do I tell the difference?
  • How often should I review and run a P&L?

Who Will Benefit:

  • CEO, COO, Company Owners
  • Small Business Owners
  • Entrepreneurs, Sole Proprietors, Self-Employed Professionals
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Grant Managers and Fund Directors
  • Business Management Professionals
  • Vice Presidents, Directors, and Senior Officers
  • Managers/Supervisors
  • Board Directors/Members
  • Business Brokers
  • Investors or other Business Buyers
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Speaker: Gina J. Lowdermilk, BSA/Compliance Auditor and Consultant

Dr. Gina J. Lowdermilk,PhD (ABD), CAMS, CRMS is a highly experienced and educated BSA/AML and Financial Regulatory Compliance professional with extensive policy and procedure development and implementation, training, internal audit, monitoring, risk management, and reporting experience. Her emphasis has been working with financial institutions that are experiencing regulatory concerns and resolutions, including enforcement actions such as memorandums of understanding and cease and desist orders. Her 15 years of experience has given her the opportunity to work from small community banks to large, international financial institutions. Her roles not only included BSA/AML and Compliance, but also operations, lending services, business development, marketing, management, department development, and asset quality.

Ms. Lowdermilk has worked with all of the financial regulators and examiners. She possesses advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Internet Explorer, Visio, and Access skills. She also has experience with FiServ, BAM, CRA Wiz, TeamMate, COGNOS, and Metavante banking software. She has been responsible for creating both recurring and ad hoc executive management and board presentations. In addition to her above experience, she is also an adjunct instructor for the business and construction management programs at a local college, as well as writes numerous BSA/AML and Compliance articles, training materials, and manuals as requested from numerous clients.