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Foundations of Corporate Finance
- Calculate and interpret key financial ratios.
- Interpret a companyâs financial results against historical data and industry benchmarks.
- Explain the three primary financial concerns of corporations.
- Contrast the structure and use of various financial statements.
- Classify the different uses and sources of cash flow.
- Calculate present and future values of cash flows and annuities.
- Determine bond prices and yields using basic discounted cash flow principles.
- Discuss how bond prices move in comparison to interest rates.
- Describe the factors used to calculate the price-to-earnings ratio.
- Interpret how stock prices can be valued by discounting their dividends.
Long-Term and Short-Term Financing
- Explain basic sources of long-term financing.
- Discuss the various stages in venture capital financing.
- Examine the short-term uses and sources of cash.
- Distinguish between carrying costs and shortage costs.
- Describe the components of an effective credit policy.
- Calculate the project cash flow using the net present value (NPV).
- Analyze the internal rate of return (IRR) and payback methods.
- Explicate how the discounted cash flow approach can be applied to NPV.
- Examine the different methods of calculating operating cash flow.
- Calculate the break-even point.
- Explain how systematic and unsystematic risks are applied in a diversification strategy.
- Examine the Sharpe Ratio and how it is used in risk management.
- Discuss the capital asset pricing model (CAPM).
- Calculate the weighted average cost of capital (WACC).
- Investigate how companies use hedging strategies to reduce risk.
- Outline how the efficiency in receiving information can affect stock prices.
- Explain the market efficiency hypothesis and its implications on corporate finance.
- Discuss the importance of leverage on earnings per share.
- Examine the effects of corporate taxes on cash flow and leverage.
- Distinguish the direct and indirect costs of bankruptcy.
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