Case Studies in Finance Managing for Corporate Value Creation

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-01-18
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Case Studies in Finance links 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.

The cases may be taught in many different combinations. The eight-part sequence indicated by the table of contents relates to course designs used at the authors' schools. Each part of the casebook suggests a concept module, with a particular orientation.

Table of Contents



Note to Student on Cases


Setting Some Themes

1 Warren E. Buffett, 2005

2 Bill Miller and Value Trust

3 Ben & Jerry's Homemade

4 The Battle for Value, 2004: FedEx Corp. vs. United Parcel Service, Inc.

5 Genzyme and Relational investors

Financial Analysis and Forecasting

6 The Thoughtful Forecaster

7 The Financial Detective, 2005

8 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.

9 The Body Shop International PLC 2001: An Introduction to Financial Modeling

10 Value Line Publishing: October 2002

11 Horniman Horticulture

12 Guna Fibres, Ltd.

Estimating Cost of Capital

13 "Best Practices" in Estimating the Cost of Capital: Survey and Synthesis"

14 Roche Holdings AG: Funding the Genentech Acquisition

15 Old Nike case or New Heinz Case

16 Teletech Corporation, 2005

17 The Boeing 7E7

Capital Budgeting

18 The Investment Detective

19 Worldwide Paper Company

20 Target Corporation

21 Aurora Textile Company

22 Compass Records

23 The Procter and Gamble Company: Crest Whitestrips

24 Victoria Chemicals plc (A): The Merseyside Project

25 Victoria Chemicals plc (B): Merseyside and Rotterdam Projects

26 Star River Electronics Ltd.

27 Jacobs Division

28 UVa Hospital System: The Long-term Acute Care Hospital Project

Management of Equity: Dividends and Repurchases

29 Gainesboro Machine Tools Corporation

30 Autozone

Management of Capital Structure

31 An Introduction to Debt Policy and Value

32 Structuring Corporate Financial Policy: Diagnosis of Problems and Evaluation of Strategies

33 California Pizza Kitchen

34 The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company: Capital Structure, Valuation, and Cost of Capital

35 Deluxe Corporation

36 Horizon Lines

Financing Tactics: Foreign Exchange, Leases, Covertible Bonds

37 Carrefour S.A.

38 Baker Adhesives

39 J&L Railroad

40 Primus Automation Division, 2002

41 MoGen, Inc.

Valuing the Enterprise

42 Methods of Valuation: Mergers and Acquisitions

43 American Greetings

44 Arcadian Microarray Technologies, Inc.

45 JetBlue Airways IPO Valuation

46 Rosetta Stone

47 The Timken Company

48 Sun Microsystems

49 Hershey Foods Corporation

50 Flinder Valves and Controls Inc.

51 Palamon Capital Partners/Team System SPA

52 Purinex, Inc.

53 Medfield Pharmaceuticals

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