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Powerpoint Transparencies, Software, Sample Chapters, Videos, Computerized Test Bank IBM 3.5, Problems Cases, Instructor's Manual with Solutions and Test Bank available.
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Defines corporate finance in a broad sense<-->covering any decisions made by firms which have financial implications<-->and focuses on applying complex theory to real firms. Six sections cover corporate finance, the investment decision, the financial decision, how much cash to return to the owners of the business, the value of the firm, and issues such as currency and political risk in foreign markets and the basics of option pricing. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
New edition of a text that combines theory and data related to making investment, financing, and dividend decisions. Throughout the chapters, Damodaran (Stern School of Business, New York U.) illustrates principles by analyzing real companies with real problems, with a focus on applying complex theory while minimizing the inevitable compromises involved. Topics include an introduction to corporate finance, investment analysis, the financing and dividend decisions, valuation, and the link between valuation and corporate finance decisions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471392200
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Edition description: 2 ED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1008
  • Product dimensions: 8.35 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 1.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Aswath Damodaran is a professor of finance at the SternSchool of Business at New York University, and teaches thecorporate finance and equity valuation courses in the MBA program.He received his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of California atLos Angeles. His research interest lie in valuation and appliedcorporate finance.
He has published articles in the Journal of Financial andQuantitative Analysis, the Journal of Finance, theJournal of Financial Economics, and the Review ofFinancial Studies, and has written two books on equityvaluation (Damodaran on Valuation and InvestmentValuation) and two on corporate finance (Corporate Finance:Theory and Practice and Applied Corporate Finance: A User'sManual). He has co-edited a book on investment managementwith Peter Bernstein (Investment Management) and is workingon a book on investment philosophies.
He was a visiting lecturer at the University of California,Berkeley, from 1984 to 1986, where he received the Earl CheitOutstanding Teaching Award in 1985. He has been at NYU since 1986,received the Stern School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award(awarded by the graduating class) in 1988, 1991, 1992, and1999 and was the youngest winner of the University-wideDistinguished Teaching Award (in 1990). He was profiled inBusiness Week as one of the top twelve business schoolprofessors in the United States in 1994.

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Table of Contents

A Reader's Guide
Pt. 1 Introduction to Corporate Finance 1
Ch. 1 Introduction to Corporate Finance 3
Ch. 2 The Objective in Corporate Finance 11
Ch. 3 The Time Value of Money 44
Ch. 4 Understanding Financial Statements 68
Ch. 5 Value and Price: An Introduction 116
Ch. 6 The Basics of Risk 149
Pt. 2 Investment Analysis 185
Ch. 7 Estimating Hurdle Rates for Firms 186
Ch. 8 Estimating Hurdle Rates for Projects 228
Ch. 9 Estimating Earnings and Cash Flows on Projects 256
Ch. 10 Investment Decision Rules 285
Ch. 11 Investment Analysis with Inflation and Exchange Rate Risk 318
Ch. 12 Project Interactions, Side Benefits, and Side Costs 352
Ch. 13 Investments in Noncash Working Capital 389
Ch. 14 Investments in Cash and Marketable Securities 423
Ch. 15 Investment Returns and Corporate Strategy 451
Pt. 3 The Financing Decision รค
Ch. 16 An Overview of Financing Choices 482
Ch. 17 The Financing Process 509
Ch. 18 The Financing Mix: Tradeoffs and Theory 537
Ch. 19 The Optimal Financing Mix 571
Ch. 20 The Financing Mix and Choices 619
Pt. 4 The Dividend Decision 657
Ch. 21 Dividend Policy 658
Ch. 22 Analyzing Cash Returned to Stockholders 686
Ch. 23 Beyond Cash Dividends: Buybacks, Spinoffs, and Divestitures 718
Pt. 5 Valuation 749
Ch. 24 Valuation: Principles and Practice 750
Ch. 25 Value Enhancement: Tools and Techniques 791
Ch. 26 Acquisitions and Takeovers 834
Pt. 6 The Link between Valuation and Corporate Finance Decisions 878
Ch. 27 Option Applications in Corporate Finance 881
Ch. 28 Back to First Principles 924
Solutions to Odd-Numbered Questions and Problems 933
Index 971
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