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Capital Budgeting, Project Cash Flows, and Firm Leverage
- Calculate net present value, payback, internal rate of return, and the profitability index.
- Explain capital investment decisions and corporate cash flow.
- Illustrate capital budgeting including project cash flows and net present value.
- Describe break even analysis, financial leverage and operating leverage.
Finance, Cash Flow, and Financial Statement Analysis
- Define finance, financial management, goal of the firm and agency theory.
- Distinguish between the four basic financial statements; income statement, balance sheet, statement of stockholderâs equity and cash flow statement.
- Explain cash flow from assets and cash flow to creditors and stockholders.
- Distinguish between the various financial ratios used in financial statement analysis.
- Examine financial planning and the percentage of sales approach in creating proforma financial statements.
Risk and Return, Cost of Capital, and Dividend Policy
- Explain the concepts of diversification and Beta.
- Calculate the weighted average cost of capital.
- Evaluate dividend policy and the effect on corporate growth and cash flow.
- Summarize systematic and nonsystematic risk.
Working Capital Management, International Finance, and Mergers and Acquisitions
- Explain the operating and cash cycles for a firm.
- Describe the credit policy of the firm and its effect on operations.
- Assess the risks of international expansion and how to mitigate those risks.
- Apply the basic concepts of mergers and acquisitions.
Time Value of Money, Bond Valuation, and Stock Valuation
- Identify time value of money (TVM) concepts and their applicability to corporate financial analysis.
- Apply the five time value of money (TVM) inputs: Present Value, Future Value, Rate, Number of Periods, and Payment.
- Calculate the price and yield of a corporate bond using time value of money (TVM) inputs.
- Determine the value of common stocks using the dividend discount model.
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