The Essentials of Financial Analysis / Edition 1

The Essentials of Financial Analysis / Edition 1

by Samuel Weaver
     
 

ISBN-10: 007176836X

ISBN-13: 9780071768368

Pub. Date: 01/14/2012

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

It’s easier than you think to understand the financial reports you face every day . . .

If your job focus is on managing employees and overseeing corporate affairs, financial analysis may sound like a foreign language to you. But, in today’s competitive business environment, it is crucial that managers and business executives have a firm grasp of

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Overview

It’s easier than you think to understand the financial reports you face every day . . .

If your job focus is on managing employees and overseeing corporate affairs, financial analysis may sound like a foreign language to you. But, in today’s competitive business environment, it is crucial that managers and business executives have a firm grasp of financial analysis. The Essentials of Financial Analysis simplifies an often difficult-to-understand topic so stakeholders ranging from employees to executives to investors can understand and discuss an organization’s financial workings.

The Essentials of Financial Analysis delivers practical, in-depth coverage on the key components of financial reporting, budgeting, and analysis to help you better relate to the numbers behind the business issues you face every day. By the time you turn the final page of this book, you will be able to command confident discussions on performance, investment, and other financial situations with members of your finance team and senior management.

This hands-on book helps you make better business decisions by showing you how to structure financial analysis, as well as:

  • Contribute to an organization’s success and guide others companywide to make better financial decisions
  • Reduce cost of capital and hurdle rates by selecting the financial markets, intermediaries, and instruments that work best for your company’s financing needs
  • Increase shareholder value by pursuing growth through capital investment, new products, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other strategies

Your career success and the prosperity of your company depends on your ability to understand and act upon basic financial principles. With The Essentials of Financial Analysis, you can go inside the numbers and get a clear picture of where your company has been, where it is going, and how you can help it get there.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071768368
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
01/14/2012
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
768,352
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface....................          

PART ONE ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE FUNDAMENTALS....................          

Chapter 1 The Role and Functions of Accounting and Finance..............          

Chapter 2 Understanding Financial Statements....................          

Chapter 3 Financial Performance Metrics....................          

Chapter 4 The Impact of Income Taxes on Financial Analysis..............          

PART TWO FINANCIAL PLANNING AND CONTROL....................          

Chapter 5 Short-Term Financial Management and Supply Chain Finance......          

Chapter 6 Strategic Financial Planning....................          

PART THREE CAPITAL ANALYSIS AND CORPORATE INVESTMENT DECISIONS..........          

Chapter 7 The Time Value of Money....................          

Chapter 8 Interest Rates and Valuation of Financial Securities..........          

Chapter 9 Capital Investment Decisions....................          

Chapter 10 Determining Cash Flows....................          

PART FOUR LONG-TERM FINANCING STRATEGIES....................          

Chapter 11 Cost of Capital, Hurdle Rates, and Financial Structure.......          

Chapter 12 Long-Term Financing....................          

Chapter 13 Leasing as a Financing and Business Alternative..............          

PART FIVE FINANCE AND CORPORATE STRATEGY....................          

Chapter 14 Strategy and Valuation: Creating Shareholder Value...........          

Chapter 15 Mergers and Acquisitions....................          

Index....................          


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