Main Article Content


Financial performance analysis is the process of identifying the financial strengths and weakness of the firm by properly establishing the relationship between the items of balance sheet and profit and loss account. It also helps in short-term and long term forecasting and growth can be identified with the help of financial performance analysis. The dictionary meaning of ‘analysis’ is to resolve or separate a thing into its element or components parts for tracing there relation to things as whole and to each other. The analysis of financial statement is a process of evaluating the relationship between the component parts of financial statement to obtain a better understanding of the firm’s position and performance. This analysis can be undertaken by management of the firm or by parties outside namely, Owners, Creditors and Investors; financial analysis determines a company’s health and stability. The data gives you an intuitive understanding of how the company conducts business. Stockholders can find out how management employs resources and whether they use them properly. Governments and regulatory authorities use financial statements to determine the legality of a company’s fiscal decisions and whether the firm is following correct accounting procedures. Finally, government agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, use financial statement analysis to decide the correct taxation for the company.

Article Details

How to Cite
P.AYYAPPAN, & S.SANGEETHA. (2017). An empirical study on financial performance of indian pharmaceutical industry . International Journal of Intellectual Advancements and Research in Engineering Computations, 5(2), 2038–2043. Retrieved from