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Foundations of Finance, 8th Edition

By Arthur J. Keown, J. William Petty

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 9, 2013


Directed primarily toward undergraduate finance majors, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals.

Foundations of Finance enables readers to see the big picture by helping them understand the logic that drives finance rather than having them memorize formulas.

Table of Contents

PART I. The Scope and Environment of Financial Management

1. An Introduction to the Foundations of Financial Management

2. The Financial Markets and Interest Rates

3. Understanding Financial Statements and Cash Flows

4. Evaluating a Firm’s Financial Performance


Part II. The Valuation of Financial Assets

5. The Time Value of Money

6. The Meaning and Measurement of Risk and Return

7. The Valuation and Characteristics of Bonds

8. The Valuation and Characteristics of Stock

9. The Cost of Capital


Part III. Investment in Long-Term Assets

10. Capital-Budgeting Techniques and Practice

11. Cash Flows and Other Topics in Capital Budgeting


Part IV. Capital Structure and Dividend Policy

12. Determining the Financing Mix

13. Dividend Policy and Internal Financing


Part V. Working-Capital Management and International Business Finance

14. Short-Term Financial Planning

15. Working-Capital Management

16. International Business Finance

Web 17. Cash, Receivables, and Inventory Management