Corporate Finance

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  • Copyright: 2006-11-17
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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Corporate Finance, by Ross, Westerfield, and Jaffe is a popular textbook that emphasizes the modern fundamentals of the theory of finance, while providing contemporary examples to make the theory come to life. The authors aim to present corporate finance as the working of a small number of integrated and powerful intuitions, rather than a collection of unrelated topics. They develop the central concepts of modern finance: arbitrage, net present value, efficient markets, agency theory, options, and the trade-off between risk and return, and use them to explain corporate finance with a balance of theory and application. The well-respected author team is known for their clear, accessible presentation of material that makes this text an excellent teaching tool. Brad Jordan, known for his successful work on the RWJ Fundamentals and Essentials books, contributed to this edition. His influence will be seen particularly in the writing style with smoother coverage of topics, and the increased quality in the problem material.

Table of Contents

Introduction to corporate financep. 1
Financial statements and cash flowp. 21
Financial statements analysis and long-term planningp. 43
Discounted cash flow valuationp. 89
How to value bonds and stocksp. 129
Net present value and other investment rulesp. 161
Making capital investment decisionsp. 197
Risk analysis, real options, and capital budgetingp. 229
Risk and return : lessons from market historyp. 256
Return and risk : the capital asset pricing model (CAPM)p. 279
An alternative view of risk and return : the arbitrage pricing theoryp. 320
Risk, cost of capital, and capital budgetingp. 342
Corporate financing decisions and efficient capital marketsp. 368
Long-term financing : an introductionp. 405
Capital structure : basic conceptsp. 423
Capital structure : limits to the use of debtp. 455
Valuation and capital budgeting for the levered firmp. 488
Dividends and other payoutsp. 510
Issuing securities to the publicp. 549
Long-term debtp. 580
Leasingp. 606
Options and corporate financep. 630
Options and corporate finance : extensions and applicationsp. 671
Warrants and convertiblesp. 695
Derivatives and hedging riskp. 714
Short-term finance and planningp. 745
Cash managementp. 771
Credit managementp. 795
Mergers and acquisitionsp. 812
Financial distressp. 853
International corporate financep. 867
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