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Praise for Performance Dashboards and Analysis for Value Creation
"Beyond academic theory, I have witnessed firsthand Alexander's framework-driven concepts improve firm profitability and value. This is a required read for shareholder-friendly executives."
—William W. Benton, CFA, Investment Analyst, William Blair & Company, LLC
"Drawing on his rich and varied experience as CFO, business consultant, and professor of financial management, Jack Alexander offers a practical approach to effective performance management in any company. This clear and concise reference is a must-read for anyone trying to understand and leverage the true drivers of shareholder value."
—Earl T. Kivett, retired partner and director emeritus, Bain & Company, Inc.
"Creating long-term shareholder value is the fundamental responsibility of the chief executive and their leadership team. The Value Performance Framework developed in this book provides a useful tool for decision making. I recommend it for anyone concerned with long-term shareholder value."
—Rick Wallace, Chief Executive Officer, KLA-Tencor
"A great 'how-to' book! Alexander uses his knowledge and experience as CFO, consultant, and finance professor to connect the dots between financial performance and value."
—Jennifer Bethel, Associate Professor, Babson College
"Performance Dashboards and Analysis for Value Creation offers a practical approach to finance with solid tools to help improve business performance. This framework connects the dots between theory and practice, finance and business performance. The analytical models and dashboards provide effective and usable tools to measure performance, drive value, and evaluate acquisitions."
—Dan Heaney, CFO, Public Consulting Group, Inc.
List of Dashboards.
About the Author.
CHAPTER 1 The Management Challenge: Integrating Performance, Finance, and Value.
PART ONE Creating Context and Covering the Basics.
CHAPTER 2 Fundamentals of Finance.
CHAPTER 3 Key Valuation Concepts.
CHAPTER 4 The Business Model and Financial Projections.
PART TWO Linking Performance and Value.
CHAPTER 5 Drivers of Shareholder Value and the Value Performance Framework.
CHAPTER 6 Revenue Growth and Pricing Strength.
CHAPTER 7 Operating Effectiveness.
CHAPTER 8 Capital Effectiveness: Working Capital.
CHAPTER 9 Capital Effectiveness: Long-Term Assets.
CHAPTER 10 Cost of Capital and the Intangibles.
PART THREE Driving Performance and Value.
CHAPTER 11 Building a Performance Management Framework.
CHAPTER 12 The Economics of Mergers and Acquisitions.
CHAPTER 13 Benchmark Takeaways and Summary.
About the CD-ROM.
Index of Performance Measures.