Nature of Financial Management • Value and Return • Valuation of Bonds and Shares • Risk and Return • Portfolio Theory and Assets Pricing Models • Beta Estimation and the Cost of Equity • Options and their Valuation • Capital Budgeting Decisions • The Cost of Capital • Cash Flows for Investment Analysis • Complex Investment Decisions • Risk Analysis in Capital Budgeting • Real Options, Investment Strategy and Process • Financial and Operating Leverage • Capital Structure: Theory and Policy • Valuation and Financing • Dividend Theory • Dividend Policy • Capital Market Efficiency and Capital Markets in India • Long-Term Finance: Shares, Debentures and Term Loans • Convertible Debentures and Warrants • Asset-Based Financing: Lease, Hire Purchase and Project Financing • Venture Capital Financing • Financial Statements • Financial Statement Analysis • Financial Planning and Strategy • Principles of Working Capital Management • Receivables Management and Factoring • Inventory Management • Cash Management • Working Capital Finance • Corporate Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions • Derivatives for Managing Financial Risk • International Financial Management • Shareholder Value and Corporate Governance • Comprehensive Cases • Tables
1. Excel applications: Proficiency with spreadsheets and Excel is a great advantage to financial analysts and managers and a necessity for all the postgraduate students of management, commerce and accounting courses. With this in mind, at appropriate places, Excel Applications have been created showing how spreadsheets with the help of Excel could be used to solve finance problems and take decisions. These have also been identified in the Contents.
2. Web links for financial data: Students must know how to access financial data and information on the Internet. With this in mind, a list of useful web links has been created and put in the bundled CD to help readers retrieve useful financial information.
3. Illustrative problems: Finance decisions involve solving problems using theoretical concepts. The book contains solved illustrations showing readers how concepts could be used to solve problems and take decisions.
4. Real-life examples: The book contains a large number of real-life cases and examples to illustrate the practical applications of finance theories and concepts.
5. Cases: Most chapters include mini cases that reflect the applications of the conceptual material in the chapters.
6. Key concepts: For the benefit of readers, the key concepts of each chapter have been listed at the end of the chapter.
7. Practical project: Most chapters have a ';Practical Project' each, where students are helped to apply their knowledge to real company situations
Many chapters have been updated. New concepts, like consumption beta, simulation in capital budgeting, and three-factor model, have been added. A number of new real-life examples of companies and cases have also been included.
FREE STUDENTS' CD CONTAINS
1. Answers to Review Questions and Problems
2. Data of Companies for analysing their financial performance
3. PowerPoint Presentations
4. Excel-based Financial Problems to practice the use of spreadsheets in finance
5. Web Links for an exhaustive list of finance-related sites
ONLINE RESOURCES CONTAIN
2. Chapter at a Glance
3. Question Bank
4. Answers to Review Questions
5. Solutions to Problems
6. Computation Details
7. Solutions to Cases
8. Quiz Solutions