Return on Investment Manual: Tools and Applications for Managing Financial Results

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Overview

The Encyclopedia, with its accompanying CD-ROM, is a tailor-made reference for professionals in the building industry who need immediately the most reliable and current sources of information in the field. In an industry already flooded with an enormous amount of resources, the explosion of the Internet and the World Wide Web in particular has added yet another dimension to the flood of information available to the practicing professional.

The Encyclopedia
-- provides the "intelligence" to find, evaluate, and contact the resources that can save time and money;
-- enables the user to cull through the vast number of information sources and quickly target specific areas of interest and the "best" sources within those areas;
-- offers the ability to make custom searches, using the full-text search capability or performing "Boolean" searches;
-- gives the user the ability to further personalize the searches with notes and reports that can be printed and used for presentations.

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A comprehensive, concise manual providing business professionals with tools and strategies for making investment decisions. Covers the latest techniques and practical applications in such company activities as pricing, capital investments, working capital, human resources, shareholder value, marketing, cash management, cost control, break-even, cost of capital, inventory control, receivables management, leasing, and establishing ROI rates for segments of the business and the total company. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765600141
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/26/1997
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 1.47 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
What This Manual Will Do for You
Illustrations
1 Key Return on Investment Considerations for Developing Effective Decision-Making Strategies 3
2 How to Analyze, Manage, and Establish Your Company's Return on Investment Rate 14
3 How to Use Ratios to Monitor ROI Performance 38
4 Shareholder Value and Its Impact on ROI Performance 49
5 Cost of Capital and Its Applications to ROI Objectives 56
6 Managing Working Capital to Increase ROI Results 66
7 How Managing Cash Improves ROI Performance 72
8 Managing Accounts Receivable and Current Liabilities 81
9 Inventory Management - Key to Higher Returns 93
10 Cash Forecasting and Determining a Company's Cash Needs 108
11 How to Apply ROI Techniques for Improving Marketing Performance 130
12 Pricing Strategies and Their Impact on the Profitability Rate 140
13 How Cost Control Can Be Used to Achieve Higher Profits and ROI 164
14 The Impact of Direct versus Full-Absorption Costing on ROI Decisions 179
15 How to Apply Activity-Based Costing for Improving ROI 188
16 How to Use Break-Even Techniques for ROI Decision Making 203
17 How the Margin Rate Is Used to Project Profits 216
18 An ROI Approach to Evaluating Investments in Human Resources 222
19 Capital Investments - The Key to Higher Profits, Cash Flows, and Return on Investment 237
20 How to Use Capital Investment Evaluation Techniques to Increase ROI 264
21 Leasing - An Alternative Financing Method for Increasing ROI Rates 350
22 How to Evaluate Energy Conservation Using ROI Techniques 358
App. A Present Value Tables 365
App. B Compound Tables 369
Glossary 373
Index 383
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