From the Back Cover
Score your highest in corporate finance? Easy.
The math, formulas, and problems associated with corporate finance can be daunting to the uninitiated. With easy-to-understand explanations and examples, Corporate Finance For Dummies introduces you to the practices of determining an operating budget, calculating future cash flow, and analyzing scenarios in a friendly, unintimidating way.
- Corporate Finance 101 — get a plain-English intro to corporate finance, the role it plays, and the people and organizations that utilize it
- That pile of numbers — make sense of reading financial statements with easy-to-understand explanations of what simple metrics are and why they’re used
- The price tags of business — find out how to evaluate capital assets, stocks, bonds, and derivatives — all the major assets you want to know how to value
- Risky business — discover the 4-1-1 of risk and more cutting-edge topics in corporate finance, like futures and options
- Manage assets and capital — learn how to evaluate corporate financial performance, forecast future financial performance, and assess the performance of other corporations for potential mergers and acquisitions
Open the book and find:
- The difference between finance and accounting
- How to raise money selling equity or debt
- Plain-English explanations of corporate finance jargon
- Metrics analysis to make financial statements useful
- The scoop on debt analytics
- Your best bond bets
- How to measure values of derivatives
- Ways to identify costs of capital
- Things you need to know to understand international finance
- Make sense of difficult concepts
- Supplement your course work and boost your confidence
- Score your highest in a corporate finance course
About the Author
Michael Taillard, PhD, MBA, owns and operates OPII Schools, an award-winning national private school and tutoring company designed as a philanthropic experiment in macroeconomic cash flows as a form of urban renewal.