Essentials of Corporate Finance / Edition 7

Essentials of Corporate Finance / Edition 7

by Stephen Ross
     
 

ISBN-10: 0077405331

ISBN-13: 9780077405335

Pub. Date: 05/24/2010

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.

Essentials of Corporate Finance, 7th edition by Ross, Westerfield, and Jordan is written to convey the most important concepts and principles of corporate finance at a level that is approachable for a wide audience. The authors retain their modern approach to finance, but have distilled the subject down to the essential topics in 18 chapters. They believe that

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Essentials of Corporate Finance, 7th edition by Ross, Westerfield, and Jordan is written to convey the most important concepts and principles of corporate finance at a level that is approachable for a wide audience. The authors retain their modern approach to finance, but have distilled the subject down to the essential topics in 18 chapters. They believe that understanding the “why” is just as important, if not more so, than understanding the “how,” especially in an introductory course. Three basic themes emerge as their central focus:



1. An emphasis on intuition—separate and explain the principles at work on a common sense, intuitive level before launching into specifics. Underlying ideas are discussed first in general terms, then followed by specific examples that illustrate in more concrete terms how a financial manager might proceed in a given situation.



2. A unified valuation approach—Net Present Value is treated as the basic concept underlying corporate finance. Every subject the authors cover is firmly rooted in valuation, and care is taken to explain how decisions have valuation effects.



3. A managerial focus—Students learn that financial management concerns management. The role of financial manager as decision maker is emphasized and they stress the need for managerial input and judgment.

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ISBN-13:
9780077405335
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date:
05/24/2010
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Overview of Financial Management

Ch. 1 Introduction to Financial Management
Part 2. Understanding Financial Statements and Cash Flow

Ch. 2 Financial Statements, Taxes, and Cash Flow

Ch. 3 Working with Financial Statements
Part 3. Valuation of Future Cash Flows

Ch. 4 Introduction to Valuation: The Time Value of Money

Ch. 5 Discounted Cash Flow Valuation
Part 4. Valuing Stocks and Bonds

Ch. 6 Interest Rates and Bond Valuation

Ch. 7 Equity Markets and Stock Valuation
Part 5. Capital Budgeting

Ch. 8 Net Present Value and Other Investment Criteria

Ch. 9 Making Capital Investment Decisions
Part 6. Risk and Return

Ch. 10 Some Lessons from Capital Market History

Ch. 11 Risk and Return
Part 7. Long-Term Financing

Ch. 12 Cost of Capital

Ch. 13 Leverage and Capital Structure

Ch. 14 Dividends and Dividend Policy

Ch. 15 Raising Capital
Part 8. Short-Term Financial Management

Ch. 16 Short-Term Financial Planning

Ch. 17 Working Capital Management
Part 9. Topics in Business Finance

Ch. 18 International Aspects of Financial Management

Appendix A. Mathematical Tables

Appendix B. Key Equations

Appendix C. Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Problems

Appendix D. Using the HP-10B and TI BA II Plus Financial Calculators

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