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Hospitality Financial Management

October 2006, ©2007
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Hospitality Financial Management provides a straightforward, practical approach to help the hospitality manager effectively analyze hospitality industry management reports and financial statements; prepare accurate business forecasts, strategic pricing models, and effective cost control systems; manage working capital; develop and finance growth strategies; perform investment analysis; prepare investment packages; negotiate and structure business deals; and ultimately increase shareholder value and personal wealth. 
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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 Finance and the Hospitality Industry 1

Introduction 5

2 Financial Reporting 15

Financial Reporting 17

3 Analyzing Financial Statements 53

Analysis of Financial Statements 56

4 Managing Working Capital and Controlling Cash 91

Managing Working Capital and Controlling Cash 94

5 Growing the Business 112

The Need for Growth 115

Growth Strategies 120

6 Financing Growth 134

The Need for Capital 138

Hotel Financing Trends and Schemes 158

7 The Time Value of Money 177

Concept of Time Value of Money 179

8 Investment Analysis 221

Investment Analysis 223

9 Hospitality Industry Applications of Time Value of Money Concepts and Skills 247

Time Value of Money Applications 250

10 The Investment Package 286

The Need for an Investment Package 289

11 Crafting and Negotiating the Deal 315

The New Business Venture 318

Negotiating Loans with Lenders 325

Negotiating the Equity Investment 331

Negotiating Skills 333

12 Tying It All Together 345

Introduction 348

Hospitality Industry Financial Challenges 348

Financial Reporting 349

Analysis of Financial Statements and Management Reports 350

Managing Working Capital 351

Growing the Business 352

Financing Growth 356

Investment Analysis 357

The Investment Package 360

Crafting and Negotiating the Deal 362

Index 365

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Author Information

Agnes DeFranco is a Professor of Finance and Accounting at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. Her research areas are hospitality finance, cost control, accounting, and cultural and diversity issues. She has been recognized with the Dean's Award for Excellence in Applied Research. She is also the 2006–2007 President of the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals, an international professional association formed in 1952 with over 4,600 members worldwide.

Thomas Lattin is a CPA who has earned partner status with three international hospitality accounting/consulting firms and served as president of a national hotel management company as well as president of a publicly traded hotel real estate investment trust. He is currently the Sir Rocco Forte Executive in Residence at the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston and Managing Director of Lattin & Associates, a management consulting firm.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Includes Feature Stories—brief histories of famous hospitality leaders highlighting how they have used financial management skills to attain success for their companies and significant financial rewards for themselves
  • Provides Learning Outcomes— a summary of key topics covered in each chapter
  • Features Finance in Action scenarios that guide the reader towards applying the concepts, skills, and techniques presented in the chapter to real-world situations. A step-by-step solution is provided for each problem to walk the reader through the necessary financial calculations. 
  • Includes boxed inserts which emphasize the relevance of the book  by  linking financial concepts to fun facts associated with situations students either have or will encounter in their everyday lives
  • Features case studies that reinforce the materials presented and enable students to practice their analytic and problem solving skills
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Instructors Resources
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Instructor's Manual to Accompany Hospitality Financial Management
Instructor's Manual features sample syllabi, chapter outlines, lecture outlines, solutions to Application Exercises and Concept Checks in the text, Sample Quiz Questions with Answers, and Test Bank with Answers.
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Hospitality Financial Management
ISBN : 978-0-471-69216-4
384 pages
October 2006, ©2007
$134.95   BUY

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