Case Studies in Financelinks managerial decisions to capital markets and the expectations of investors. At the core of almost all of the cases is a valuation task that requires students to look to financial markets for guidance in resolving the case problem. The focus on value helps managers understand the impact of the firm on the world around it. These cases also invite students to apply modern information technology to the analysis of managerial decisions.
Table of Contents
1 How to Prepare a Case and to Discuss It
2 Ethics In Finance
Part I: Setting Some Themes
3 Warren E. Buffett, 2004
4 Bill Miller And Legg Mason Value Trust
5 Donald Trump
6 Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc.
7 The Battle For Value: Fedex Vs. UPS, INC. 2004
Part II: Financial Analysis and Forecasting
8 The Financial Detective, 2005
9 Krispy Kreme
10 The Body Shop International PLC 2001: An Introduction to Financial Modeling
11 Padgett Paper Products Co.
12 Kota Fibres Ltd.
13 Deutsche Brauerei
14 Servervault: "Reliable, Secure, And Wicked Fast"
Part III: Estimating the Cost of Capital
15 Best Practices In Estimating the Cost of Capital: Survey and Synthesis
16 Nike Inc.
17 Coke vs. Pepsi, 2001
18 Teletech Corporation 2005
19 Boeing 7E7
Part IV: Capital Budgeting and Resource Allocation
20 The Investment Detective 2005
21 Fonderia Di Torino
22 Compass Records
23 Diamond Chemicals Ltd (A)
24 Diamond Chemicals Ltd (B)
25 Genzyme/Geltex Pharmaceuticals Joint Venture
26 Euroland Foods S.A.
27 Star River Electronics Ltd.
Part V: Management of the Firm's Equity: Dividends, Repurchases, Initial Offerings
28 Eastboro Machine Tools
30 Adenosine Therapeutics
Part VI: Management of the Corporate Capital Structure