Basic Financial Management, 1st edition

  • J William Petty
  • Rolffe Peacock
  • Peter Martin
  • Michael Burrow

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Overview

  • Learning objectives are new to the Australian text and have been added to each chapter to emphasize the important issues in the chapter and focus the student on the expected learning outcomes.
  • Financial Management in Practice boxes provide students with interesting and practical examples of how the theory is applied.
  • International Financial Management boxes look at the increasing globalization of financial markets and how Australian markets are affected.
  • Ethics in Finance boxes address the ethical issues that occur in the workplace and encourage discussion of possible outcomes of financial decision making.
  • Perspectives in Finance are highlighted within the text to emphasize information and increase student understanding.
  • Calculator solutions for the Sharp EL-735 appear throughout relevant chapters and are linked to equations in the text. An end-of-text appendix explains how to use the calculator.
  • Key terms are explained in the text and defined in the margins. All terms are consolidated in the end-of-text Glossary.
  • Self-test problems and answers appear at the end of each chapter so students can assess their progress.
  • Cases are incorporated into the end-of-chapter problems in a number of chapters.
  • Extensive end-of-chapter assessment material with answers provided in the Instructor's Manual.

Table of contents

I. SCOPE AND ENVIRONMENT OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT.

1. The Role of Financial Management.
2. The Australian Tax Environment.
3. Mathematics of Finance.

II. VALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS.

4. Risk, Rates of Return and Financial Markets.
5. Valuation of Bonds and Shares.
6. Capital Budgeting.
7. Project Choice and Risk in Capital Budgeting.
8. Cost of Capital.

III. FINANCIAL STRUCTURE AND DIVIDEND POLICY.

9. Analysis and Impact of Leverage.
10. Planning the Firm's Financing Mix.
11. Dividend Policy and Internal Financing.

IV. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS, PLANNING AND CONTROL.

12. Evaluating Financial Performance.
13. Financial Forecasting, Planning and Budgeting.

V. WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT.

14. Introduction to Working-capital Management.
15. Cash and Marketable Securities Management.
16. Accounts Receivable and Inventory Management.
17. Short-term Financing.

VI. LONG-TERM FINANCING.

18. Raising Funds in the Capital Market.
19. Borrowing from Financial Intermediaries: Term Loans and Leases.
20. Shares and Convertible Securities.
21. The Use of Derivative Financial Instruments to Reduce Risk.

VII. SPECIFIC PERSPECTIVES IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT.

22. Financial Management of Small and Medium Enterprises.
23. International Business Finance.

APPENDIXES.

Appendix A: Using a Financial Calculator (Sharp EL-735).
Appendix B: Compound Sum of $1.
Appendix C: Present Value of $1.
Appendix D: Sum of Annuity of $1 for n Periods.
Appendix E: Present Value of an Annuity of $1 for n Periods.
Appendix F: Solutions for Selected End-of-Chapter Questions.
Glossary.
Index.

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Published by Pearson Canada (October 18th 1995) - Copyright © 1995