Value The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Finance

ISBN-10: 0470424605

ISBN-13: 9780470424605

Edition: 2011

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Value is intended to give managers an accessible and short guide to first the foundations and then the applications of corporate foundations. Not bogged down in math equations or heavy analysis, the book is a much more qualitative approach to what the authors consider a lost art. The first section discusses the four foundational principles of corporate finance: 1. Value is driven by growth, ROIC, and the sustainability of these; 2. Share price is driven by expectations for future performance; 3. Price is driven by the value conceived by others; and 4. One must use the pizza principal to decide whether value has really been created. The pizza principal says you can get more pizza by either making the pie bigger or by taking a share of other pies. The second section applies the theory of value creation to our economy. The authors argue that real value creation comes from innovation and competitive advantage, which manifests into high returns on capital and growth. In the third section of the book, the authors discuss ways to maintain and grow value through mergers, acquisitions, and portfolio management. The final section addresses how to ensure that your company has the right governance, performance measurement, and internal discussions to encourage value-creating decisions.
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List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 11/24/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

McKINSEY & COMPANY is a management consulting firm that helps leading corporations and organizations make distinctive, lasting, and substantial improvements in their performance. Over the past seven decades, the firm's primary objective has remained constant: to serve as an organization's most trusted external advisor on critical issues facing senior management. With consultants deployed from over eighty offices in more than forty countries, McKinsey advises companies on strategic, operational, organizational, financial, and technological issues. The firm has extensive experience in all major industry sectors and primary functional areas, as well as in-depth expertise in high-priority areas for today's business leaders.Tim Koller is a partner in McKinsey's New York office. Tim has served clients in North America and Europe on corporate strategy and issues concerning capital markets, M&A transactions, and value-based management. He leads the firm's research activities in valuation and capital markets issues. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago.Marc Goedhart is an associate principal in McKinsey's Amsterdam office. Marc has served clients across Europe on portfolio restructuring, issues concerning capital markets, and M&A transactions. He received a PhD in finance from Erasmus University Rotterdam.David Wessels is an Adjunct Professor of Finance and director of executive education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Named by BusinessWeek as one of America's top business school instructors, he teaches corporate valuation at the MBA and Executive MBA levels. David received his PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles.Jeffrey P. Lessard, CFA, is Associate Professor of Finance and Accounting at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Lessard received his PhD in finance from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. His primary scholarly interests are in the areas of corporate valuation, the influence of the board of directors on the creation of shareholder value, portfolio performance, and performance and presentation standards in the investment industry.

About the Authors
The Four Cornerstones
Why Value Value?
The Core of Value
The Conservation of Value
The Expectations Treadmill
The Best Owner
The Stock Market
Who Is the Stock Market?
The Stock Market and the Real Economy
Stock Market Bubbles
Earnings Management
Managing Value Creation
Return on Capital
The Business Portfolio
Mergers and Acquisitions
Capital Structure
Investor Communications
Managing for Value
The Math of Value
The Use of Earnings Multiples
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