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Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice, 5th Edition



Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice, 5th Edition

Pierre Vernimmen, Pascal Quiry, Maurizio Dallocchio, Yann Le Fur, Antonio Salvi

ISBN: 978-1-119-42452-9 October 2017 1008 Pages


The essential corporate finance text, updated with new data

Corporate Finance has long been a favourite among both students and professionals in the field for its unique blend of theory and practice with a truly global perspective. The fact that the authors are well-known academics and professionals in the world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and investment explains this popularity. This new Fifth Edition continues the tradition, offering a comprehensive tour of the field through scenario-based instruction that places concept and application in parallel. A new chapter has been added, devoted to the financial management of operating buildings that aims to answer questions such as, “to own or to rent?” “variable or fixed rents?” etc. The book’s companion website features regularly updated statistics, graphs and charts, along with study aids including quizzes, case studies, articles, lecture notes and computer models, reflecting the author team’s deep commitment to facilitating well-rounded knowledge of corporate finance topics. In addition, a monthly free newsletter keeps the readers updated on the latest developments in corporate finance as well as the book’s Facebook page, which publishes a post daily.

Financial concepts can be quite complex, but a familiar setting eases understanding while immediate application promotes retention over simple memorisation. As comprehensive, relevant skills are the goal, this book blends academic and industry perspective with the latest regulatory and practical developments to provide a complete corporate finance education with real-world applicability.

  • Blend theory and practice to gain a more relevant understanding of corporate finance concepts
  • Explore the field from a truly European perspective for a more global knowledge base
  • Learn essential concepts, tools and techniques by delving into real-world applications
  • Access up-to-date data, plus quizzes, case studies, lecture notes and more

A good financial manager must be able to analyse a company’s economic, financial and strategic situation, and then value it, all while mastering the conceptual underpinnings of all decisions involved. By emphasising the ways in which concepts impact and relate to real-world situations, Corporate Finance provides exceptional preparation for working productively and effectively in the field.

Preface viii

Frequently used symbols xii

1 What is Corporate finance? 1

Section 1 Financial Analysis? 15

Part One Fundamental Concepts in Financial Analysis 17

2 Cash Flow 19

3 Earnings 29

4 Capital Employed and Invested Capital 44

5 Walking Through from Earnings to Cash Flow 57

6 Getting to Grips with Consolidated Accounts 71

7 How to Cope with the Most Complex Points in Financial Accounts 88

Part Two Financial Analysis and Forecasting 115

8 How to Perform a Financial Analysis 117

9 Margin Analysis: Structure 141

10 Margin Analysis: Risks 164

11 Working Capital and Capital Expenditures 179

12 Financing 201

13 Return on Capital Employed and Return on Equity 216

14 Conclusion and Financial Analysis 235

Section II Investors and Markets 243

Part One Investment Decision Rules 245

15 The Financial Markets 247

16 The Time Value of Money and Net Present Value 267

17 The Internal Rate of Return 284

Part Two The Risk of Securities and the Required Rate of Return 297

18 Risk and Return 299

19 The Required Rate of Return 327

Part Three Financial Securities 345

20 Bonds 347

21 Other DEBT Products 369

22 Shares 384

23 Options 404

24 Hybrid Securities 425

25 Selling Securities 443

Section III Value 469

26 Value and Corporate Finance 471

27 Measuring Value Creation 490

28 Investment Criteria 508

29 The Cost of Capital 526

30 Risk and Investment Analysis 543

31 Valuation Techniques 555

Section IV Corporate Financial Policies 585

Part One Capital Structure Policies 587

32 Capital Structure and the Theory of Perfect Capital Markets 589

33 Capital Structure, Taxes and Organisation Theories 601

34 DEBT, Equity and Options Theory 618

35 Working Out Details: The Design of the Capital Structure 637

Part Two Equity Capital 657

36 Returning Cash to Shareholders 659

37 Distribution in Practice: Dividends and Share Buy-Backs 676

38 Share Issues 692

Part Three DEBT Capital 705

39 Implementing a DEBT Policy 707

Section V Financial Management 725

Part One Corporate Governance and Financial Engineering 727

40 Setting Up a Company or Financing Start-Ups 729

41 Choice of Corporate Structure 748

42 Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) 771

43 Corporate Governance 783

44 Taking Control of A Company 796

45 Mergers and Demergers 819

46 Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs) 836

47 Bankrupicy and Restructing 851

Part Two Managing Working Capital, Cash Flows, Financial Risks and Real Estate 863

48 Managing Working Capital 865

49 Cash Management 878

50 Managing Financial Risks 897

51 Managing Operational Real Estate 922

Epilogue – Finance and Strategy 935

Top 20 Largest Listed Companies 943

Contents 951

Index 961