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The classic that started the First in Finance franchise. Now in its Twelfth Edition, this best-selling text is renowned for its excellent blend of theoretical and applied material, comprehensive support package, and applicable real-world examples. In addition to its continued coverage of such hot topics as multinational finance and small-business issues, ethical dilemma discussions are incorporated throughout the text. Thorough coverage of working capital is a distinguishing feature. Formerly known as "Weston/Besley/Brigham", Scott Besley is now the primary author.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780030258725
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/12/2000
  • Series: Finance Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 809
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Besley is associate professor and department chair at the University of South Florida, where he has taught since 1982. Dr. Besley received his Ph.D. from the Florida State University in 1984, with a major in finance and a minor in accounting. Dr. Besley served as president of the Southern Finance Association (2002), where he also served as the VP of Program (2001) and VP of Arrangements (1995). He is active in the Financial Management Association (Budget Committee and Program Committee Member, since 1985) and the Eastern Finance Association (Committee Member). Dr. Besley is also active in several local organizations, serving on the boards of the USF Federal Credit Union (treasurer), Academy of Finance of Hillsborough County Schools (chair), and the CFA Tampa Bay (education liaison) and as a member of the Investment Oversight Committee for the Pinellas County School Board.

Dr. Eugene F. Brigham is Graduate Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida, where he has taught since 1971. Dr. Brigham received his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina. Prior to coming to the University of Florida, Dr. Brigham held teaching positions at the University of Connecticut, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of California-Los Angeles. Dr. Brigham served as president of the Financial Management Association and wrote more than the 40 journal articles on the cost of capital, capital structure, and other aspects of financial management. The ten textbooks on managerial finance and managerial economics that he authored or co-authored are used at more than 1,000 universities inthe United States, and have been translated into 11 languages worldwide. He has testified as an expert witness in numerous electric, gas, and telephone rate cases at both federal and state levels. He has served as a consultant to many corporations and government agencies, including the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the U.S. Office of Telecommunications Policy, and the RAND Corporation. Dr. Brigham continues to teach, consult, and do research, as well as work on textbooks. He spends his spare time on the golf course, enjoying time with his family and dogs, and tackling outdoor adventure activities, such as biking through Alaska.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction to Managerial Finance 1
Ch. 1 An Overview of Managerial Finance 3
Ch. 2 Analysis of Financial Statements 31
Appendix 2A Statement of Cash Flows 81
Ch. 3 The Financial Environment: Markets, Institutions, Interest Rates, and Taxes 85
Pt. II Essential Concepts in Managerial Finance 139
Ch. 4 Risk and Rates of Return 141
Appendix 4A Calculating Beta Coefficients 182
Ch. 5 Time Value of Money 187
Appendix 5A Continuous Compounding and Discounting 232
Ch. 6 Bond and Stock Valuation 235
Pt. III Financial Forecasting, Planning, and Control 287
Ch. 7 Financial Forecasting 289
Ch. 8 Financial Planning and Control 323
Pt. IV Working Capital Management 355
Ch. 9 Working Capital Policy 357
Ch. 10 Cash and Marketable Securities 381
Ch. 11 Credit Management 409
Ch. 12 Inventory Management 431
Ch. 13 Short-Term Financing 455
Pt. V Strategic Long-Term Investment Decisions: Capital Budgeting 493
Ch. 14 Capital Budgeting Techniques 495
Ch. 15 Project Cash Flows and Risk 531
Appendix 15A Depreciation 576
Pt. VI The Cost of Capital, Leverage, and Dividend Policy 581
Ch. 16 The Cost of Capital 583
Ch. 17 Capital Structure and Leverage 621
Ch. 18 Dividend Policy 665
Pt. VII Strategic Long-Term Financing Decisions 703
Ch. 19 Common Stock and the Investment Banking Process 705
Ch. 20 Long-Term Debt 739
Appendix 20A Bankruptcy and Reorganization 773
Appendix 20B Refunding Operations 780
Ch. 21 Hybrid Financing: Preferred Stock, Leasing and Option Securities 787
Ch. 22 Mergers, Divestitures, Holding Companies, and LBOs 829
Ch. 23 Multinational Managerial Finance 861
Appendix A Mathematical Tables A-1
Appendix B Solutions to Self-Test Problems B-1
Appendix C Answers to End-of-Chapter Problems C-1
Appendix D Selected Equations and Data D-1
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