"Lessons in Corporate Finance explains the fundamentals of the field in an intuitive way, using a unique Socratic question and answer approach. Written by award-winning professors at M.I.T. and Tufts, this book draws on years of research and teaching to deliver a truly interactive learning experience. Each case study is designed to facilitate class discussion, based on a series of increasingly detailed questions and answers that reinforce conceptual insights with numerical examples. Complete coverage of all areas of corporate finance includes capital structure and financing needs along with project and company valuation, with specific guidance on vital topics such as ratios and pro formas, dividends, debt maturity, asymmetric information, and more. Corporate finance is a complex field composed of a broad variety of sub-disciplines, each involving a specific skill set and nuanced body of knowledge. This text is designed to give you an intuitive understanding of the fundamentals to provide a solid foundation for more advanced study"--Publisher's website.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-467) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Determining a firm's financial health (PIPES-A) Pro forma forecasts (PIPES-B) The impact of seasonality on a firm's funding (PIPES-C) Why financing matters (Massey Ferguson) An introduction to capital structure theory Capital structure decisions (Marriott Corporation and Gary Wilson) Investment decisions (Marriott Corporation and Gary Wilson) Financial policy decisions (AT & T: before and after the 1984 divestiture) The impact of operating strategy on corporate finance policy (MCI) Dividend policy (Apple Inc.) A continuation of capital structure theory The time value of money: discounting and net present values Valuation and cash flows (Sungreen A) Valuation (Sungreen B) Valuation nuances Leveraged buyouts and private equity financing (Congoleum) Mergers and acquistions: strategic issues (The Dollar Stores) Valuing an acquisition: free cash flows to the firm (The Dollar Stores) Understanding free cash flows (The Dollar Stores) Mergers and acquisitions: execution (The Dollar Store) Review.
Digital File Characteristics
Source of Description
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 7, 2016).
Available in Other Form
Print version: Asquith, Paul, 1948- Lessons in corporate finance. Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley,