Schaum's Quick Guide to Business Finance: 201 Decision-Making Tools for Business, Finance, and Accounting Students

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Business and finance answers in a flash!

Quick business and finance answers at your fingertips—that's what this unique book gives you! It has 201 major formulas with quick, clear explanations that you can grasp and put to use in seconds. Perfect for college and graduate students in business, finance, marketing, operations, management, and accounting, this comprehensive, portable quick reference lets you speedily review formulas in your current courses, and get ahead of the curve...

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Overview

Business and finance answers in a flash!

Quick business and finance answers at your fingertips—that's what this unique book gives you! It has 201 major formulas with quick, clear explanations that you can grasp and put to use in seconds. Perfect for college and graduate students in business, finance, marketing, operations, management, and accounting, this comprehensive, portable quick reference lets you speedily review formulas in your current courses, and get ahead of the curve in coursework to come. It's such a handy source for fast, complete, and reliable problem-solving that many business people keep it on their desktops!

Schaum's Quick Guide to Business Formulas gets you right to the formula you need, explains it simply, and demonstrates it step by step. You get instant answers on

  • Vertical analysis
  • Security valuation
  • Cost-volume-profit relationships
  • Sales mix analysis
  • Regression statistics
  • Profit margin
  • Sampling formulas
  • Beta and alpha
  • Cost of capital
  • Earnings per share
  • Residual income
  • Equity ratios
  • Inventory turnover
  • Chi-square test
  • Linear programming
  • Trend analysis
  • Discount cash flow analysis
  • And many, many more

If you don't have a lot of time but want to excel in class, this book helps you: brush up before tests, locate formulas fast, research quickly and more effectively, and get the right answers without spending hours poring over lengthy texts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070580312
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Series: Quick Guides Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 354
  • Sales rank: 687,784
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel G. Siegel, Ph.D., CPA, is professor of finance and accounting at Queens College, New York City. Jae K. Shim, Ph.D., is professor of finance and accounting at California State University, Long Beach. Stephen W. Hartman, Ph.D., is professor of management at New York Institute of Technology. Drs. Siegel and Shim also consult in finance, and Dr. Hartman is a management consultant.

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Table of Contents

Preface xiii
1. Accounts Payable Ratios 1
2. Accounts Receivable Management 2
3. Accounts Receivable Ratios 6
4. Acid-Test (Quick) Ratio 8
5. Actual Cash Value 9
6. Adjusted Gross Income 9
7. Alpha Value 10
8. Amortized Loan 11
9. Annual Percentage Rate 12
10. Applied (Predetermined) Overhead Rate 15
11. Arbitrage 16
12. Arithmetic Average Return 18
13. Asset Utilization (Turnover) 19
14. Audit Fees to Sales 21
15. Average (Arithmetic Mean) 21
16. Bad-Debt Ratios 23
17. Bank Reconciliation 24
18. Barron's Confidence Index 27
19. Beta 27
20. Black-Scholes Option-Pricing Model 31
21. Bond Valuation 31
22. Bond Yield 33
23. Book Value per Share 37
24. Breadth Index 38
25. Breakeven Formulas 39
26. Capital-Asset Pricing Model 41
27. Capitalization Rate 42
28. Cash Flow Ratios 43
29. Cash-Management Models 45
30. Cash Plus Cash Equivalents to Working Capital 47
31. Cash Ratios 48
32. Certainty-Equivalent Approach 49
33. X(2) (Chi-Square) Test 50
34. Coefficient of Variation 53
35. Common-Stock Valuation 54
36. Contribution Margin 58
37. Controllable (Budget, Spending) Variance 60
38. Conversion Ratio 61
39. Corporate Planning Models 61
40. Correlation Analysis 65
41. Cost of Capital 69
42. Cost of Credit 75
43. Cost of Prediction Errors 77
44. Credit Cost on Installment Purchase 78
45. Current-Liability Ratios 78
46. Current Ratio 79
47. Decision Matrix 81
48. Decision Tree 83
49. Decomposition of Time Series 84
50. Defensive Interval Ratio 90
51. Deposits Times Capital Ratio 90
52. Depreciation Formulas 91
53. Direct Costs-to-Sales Ratios 94
54. Discretionary-Cost Ratios 96
55. Dividend Ratios 97
56. Dollar-Cost Averaging 99
57. Du Pont Formulas 100
58. Earnings per Share EBIT-EPS 103
59. Approach to Capital Structure 105
60. Economic Order Quantity 108
61. Economic Production Run Size 109
62. Effective Annual Yield 110
63. Effective Interest Rate 112
64. Effective Tax Rate 113
65. Elasticity of Demand 113
66. Equity Ratios 115
67. Equivalent Taxable Yield 117
68. Estimated Expenses versus Cash Expenses 118
69. Expected Value and Standard Deviation 119
70. Exponential Smoothing 122
71. Fixed-Asset Ratios 124
72. Fixed-Charge Coverage
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