Financial Analysis for Business: Practical Tools for Making Effective Financial Decisions

Financial Analysis for Business: Practical Tools for Making Effective Financial Decisions

by Diana R. Harrington




Make informed business decisions with confidence as Financial Analysis helps you to understand the concepts and practical tools necessary for making effective financial decisions. The focus throughout is on the manager's role in meeting the company's goal of creating shareholder value. To increase the value of a company, a manager must make decisions that take return and risk into account. Value creation, and the role good analysis plays in making value-enhancing decisions, is the topic of this book. Through a readable and down-to-earth style, Diana H. Harrington helps managers understand and apply the financial concepts and tools essential for making sound business decisions. Equipped with this knowledge, managers can understand the financial implications of developing and introducing new products, expanding product lines, undertaking marketing strategies, investing in new processes and equipment, joining with other companies, and managing risk. This book should be on the bookshelf of every business professional who wants to make better decisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780324153767
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/01/2001
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Diana Harrington is a Full Professor at Babson College located outside of Boston, MA. She has been at Babson since the Fall of 1993. Previously, she taught at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, the Darden School at the University of Virginia, Dartmouth College, and Iowa State University. Harrington has a 1977 PhD from the University of Virginia. She has written more than 30 cases and several books.

Table of Contents

1. Analyzing Corporate Performance. 2. Forecasting Future Needs. 3. Managing World Capital. 4. Valuation 1: Capital Budgeting. 5. Valuation 2: Acquisitions and Divestitures. 6. The Required Rate of Return on Equity. 7. Obtaining Outside Capital. Appendix. Index.

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