The Essentials of Financial Analysis 1 9780071768368 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.
The Essentials of Financial Analysis

The Essentials of Financial Analysis

1st Edition
By Samuel Weaver
ISBN10: 007176836X
ISBN13: 9780071768368
Copyright: 2012

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Program Details

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

About the Author

Samuel Weaver

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