Corporate Finance For Dummies

Corporate Finance For Dummies

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Score your highest in corporate finance The math, formulas, and problems associated with corporate finance can be daunting to the uninitiated. Corporate Finance For Dummies introduces you to the practices of determining an operating budget, calculating future cash flow, and scenario analysis in a friendly, un-intimidating way that makes comprehension easy. Corporate Finance For Dummies covers everything you'll encounter in a course on corporate finance, including accounting statements, cash flow, raising and managing capital, choosing investments; managing risk; determining dividends; mergers and acquisitions; and valuation. * Serves as an excellent resource to supplement coursework related to corporate finance * Gives you the tools and advice you need to understand corporate finance principles and strategies * Provides information on the risks and rewards associated with corporate finance and lending With easy-to-understand explanations and examples, Corporate Finance For Dummies is a helpful study guide to accompany your coursework, explaining the tough stuff in a way you can understand.
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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 188 x 233 x 18mm | 448g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1118412796
  • 9781118412794
  • 22,148

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Score your highest in corporate finance? Easy.

The math, formulas, and problems associated with corporatefinance can be daunting to the uninitiated. With easy-to-understandexplanations and examples, Corporate Finance For Dummiesintroduces you to the practices of determining an operating budget, calculating future cash flow, and analyzing scenarios in afriendly, unintimidating way.

Corporate Finance 101 -- get a plain-Englishintro to corporate finance, the role it plays, and the people andorganizations that utilize itThat pile of numbers -- make sense of readingfinancial statements with easy-to-understand explanations of whatsimple metrics are and why they're usedThe price tags of business -- find out how toevaluate capital assets, stocks, bonds, and derivatives -- allthe major assets you want to know how to valueRisky business -- discover the 4-1-1 of risk andmore cutting-edge topics in corporate finance, like futures andoptionsManage assets and capital -- learn how toevaluate corporate financial performance, forecast future financialperformance, and assess the performance of other corporations forpotential mergers and acquisitions

Open the book and find:

The difference between finance and accountingHow to raise money selling equity or debtPlain-English explanations of corporate finance jargonMetrics analysis to make financial statements usefulThe scoop on debt analyticsYour best bond betsHow to measure values of derivativesWays to identify costs of capitalThings you need to know to understand internationalfinance

Learn to:

Make sense of difficult conceptsSupplement your course work and boost your confidenceScore your highest in a corporate finance course
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: What s Unique about Corporate Finance 7 Chapter 1: Introducing Corporate Finance 9 Chapter 2: Navigating the World of Corporate Finance 17 Chapter 3: Raising Money for Business Purposes 35 Part II: Reading Financial Statements as a Second Language 43 Chapter 4: Proving Worth Using the Balance Sheet 45 Chapter 5: Getting Paid with the Income Statement 57 Chapter 6: Easy Come, Easy Go: Statement of Cash Flows 65 Chapter 7: Making Financial Statements Useful with Metrics Analysis 73 Chapter 8: Measuring Financial Well-Being with Special Use Metrics 95 Part III: Valuations on the Price Tags of Business 111 Chapter 9: Determining Present and Future Values: Time Is Money 113 Chapter 10: Bringing in the CAValry for Capital Asset Valuations 121 Chapter 11: Bringing on Your Best Bond Bets 137 Chapter 12: Being Savvy When Shopping for Stock 153 Chapter 13: Measuring Valuations of the Might-Be: Derivatives 169 Part IV: A Wonderland of Risk Management 181 Chapter 14: Managing the Risky Business of Corporate Finances 183 Chapter 15: Through the Looking Glass of Modern Portfolio Theory 193 Chapter 16: Financially Engineering Yourself Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole 211 Chapter 17: Assessing Capital Structure Is WACC 227 Part V: Financial Management 235 Chapter 18: Assessing Financial Performance 237 Chapter 19: Forecasting Finances Is Way Easier than the Weather 257 Chapter 20: The 411 on M&A 271 Part VI: The Part of Tens 289 Chapter 21: Ten Things You Need to Know about International Finance 291 Chapter 22: Ten Things You Need to Understand about Behavioral Finance 305 Index 317
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About Michael Taillard

Michael Taillard, PhD, MBA, owns and operates OPII Schools, an award-winning national private school and tutoring company designed as a philanthropic experiment in macroeconomic cash flows as a form of urban renewal.
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