Foundations of Finance The Logic and Practice of Financial Management

ISBN-10: 0130479829

ISBN-13: 9780130479822

Edition: 4th 2003

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Provides students with an intuitive, conceptual understanding of the financial decision-making process, rather than simply introducing them to soon-forgotten formulae or calculations of finance.
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List price: $103.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/14/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

Introduction to Foundations of Financial Management The Ties that Bind
Goal of the Firm
Legal Forms of Business Organizations
Federal Income Taxation
Nine Axioms that form the Foundations of Financial Management
Overview of the Text
The Financial Markets and Interest Rates
The Mix of Corporate Securities Sold in the Capital Market
Why Financial Markets Exist
Financing of Business: The Movement of Funds Through the Economy
Components of the U.S. Financial Market System
The Investment Banker
Private Placements
Flotations Cost
More Recent Regulatory Developments
Rates of Return in the Financial Markets
Interest Rate Determinants in a Nutshell
The Term Structure of Interest Rates
Evaluating a Firm's Financial Performance and Measuring Cash Flow
Basic Financial Statements
Financial Ratio Analysis
Financial Forecasting, Planning, and Budgeting
Financial Forecasting
Financial Planning and Budgeting
Computerized Financial Planning
The Time Value of Money
Compound Interest
Compound Interest with Non-Annual Periods
Present Value
Amortized Loans
Present Value of an Uneven Stream
Valuation and Characteristics of Bonds
Definitions of Value
Valuatiion: An Overview
Valuation: The Basic Process
Terminology and Characteristics of Bonds
Typed of Bonds
Bond Valuation
Bondholder's Expected Rates of Return
Bond Valuation: Three Important Relationships
Valuation and Characteristics of Stock
Preferred Stock
Common Stock
Stockholder's Expected Rate of Return
The Meaning and Measurement of Risk and Return
Expected Return
The Investor's Required Rate of Return
Fama and French: What Now? Rates of Return: The Investor's Experience
Capital-Budgeting Techniques and Practice
Finding Profitable Projects
Capital-Budgeting Decision Criteria
Capital Rationing
Ethics in Capital Budgeting
A Glance at Actual Capital- Budgeting Practices
Cash Flows and Other Topics in Capital Budgeting
Guidelines for Capital Budgeting
Measuring a Project's Benefits and Costs
Risk and the Investment Decision
Methods for Incorporating Risk into Capital Budgeting
The Risk-Adjusted Discount Rate and Measurement of a Project's Systematic Risk
Examining a Project's Risk Through Simulation
Cost of Capital
The Cost-of-Capital Concept
Factors Determining the Cost-of-Capital Sources
Assumptions of the Weighted Cost-of-Capital Model
Computing the Weighted Cost of Capital
Marginal Cost of Capital: A Comprehensive Example
A Firm's Cost of Capital: Recent Evidence
Determining the Financing Mix
Business and Financial Risk
Breakeven Analysis
Operating Leverage
Financial Leverage
Combinination of Operating and Financial Leverage
A Quick Look at Capital Structure Theory
Basic Tools of Capital Structure Management
A Glance at Actual Capital Structure Management
Dividend Policy and Internal Financing
Key Terms
Does Dividend Policy Affect Stock Prices? The Dividend Decision in Practice
Dividend Payment Procedures
Stock Dividends and Stock Splits
Stock Repurchases
Introduction to Working-Capital Management
Managing Current Assets and Liabilities
Appropriate Level of Working Capital
Estimation of the Cost of Short-Term Credit
Sources of Short-Term Credit
Liquid Asset Management
Why a Company Holds Cash
Cash Management Objectives and Decisions
Collection and Disbursement Procedures
Evaluation of Costs of Cash-Management Services
Composition of Marketable Securities Portfolio
Accounts Receivable Management
Inventory Management
Jus-in-Time Inventory Control
International Business Finance
Principles of International Trade
Problems in International Financial Management
Changes and Challenges In Finance
Recent Innovations in Risk Management
Finance in the 90's: The Consequences of Financial Innovation in Corporated Restructuring
Recent Innovations in Raising Capital: Hybrid Securities
The Agency Problem: Changes and Challenges
The CAPM and Market Efficiency: The Challenges from Academia
Appendices: Using a Calculator
Compound Sum of $1
Present Value of $1
Sum of an Annuity of $1 for n Periods
Present Value of an Annuity of $1 for n Periods
Check Figures for Selected End-of-Chapter Problems
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