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Analysis for Financial Management

Analysis for Financial Management - 6th edition

Analysis for Financial Management - 6th edition

ISBN13: 9780072315318

ISBN10: 0072315318

Analysis for Financial Management by Robert C. Higgins - ISBN 9780072315318
Edition: 6TH 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Richard D. Irwin, Inc.
International: No
Analysis for Financial Management by Robert C. Higgins - ISBN 9780072315318

ISBN13: 9780072315318

ISBN10: 0072315318

Edition: 6TH 01

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This paperback text has been written to present standard techniques and modern developments in a practical and intuitive manner. It is intended for non-financial managers and business students interested in the practice of financial management. Emphasis is on the managerial applications of financial analysis.


  • Increased internet examples: Five times the number of web sites from the previous edition have been added to the 6th edition for quick access of additional information.
  • Improved content, including: An illustration in Chapter 3 of the virtues of computer simulation when projecting financing needs was added to the new edition; A new section in the appendix of Chapter 5 that will give students the tools and web sites to estimate the value of their employee stock options; Chapter 6 has been rewritten in order to include more of the implications of the agency perspective in capital structure decisions; An added section in the appendix of Chapter 2 on international variations; An expanded discussion in Chapter 7 of the relevant costs and benefits in investment appraisal; and other content updates throughout the book.
  • PowerPoint slides now accompany the text to help students study more efficiently, and assist instructors with lecture presentations.
  • Analog Devices, Inc., a high-technology manufacturer of proprietary semiconductor chips is used as the extended example that appears in chapters 1, 2, 4, 8, and 9. All new data has been included in this example.
  • Appendix 5A, "Using Financial Markets to Manage Corporate Risks," is very easy for students to understand.
  • A heavy reliance on presenting modern concepts such as market efficiency, beta risk, and market signaling.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I: Assessing the Financial Health of the Firm

Chapter 1: Interpreting Financial Statements
Chapter 2: Evaluating Financial Performance

Appendix: International Differences in Financial Structure

Part II: Planning Future Financial Performance

Chapter 3: Financial Forecasting
Chapter 4: Managing Growth

Part III: Financing Operations

Chapter 5: Financial Instruments and Markets

Appendix: Forward Contracts, Options, and the Management of Risks

Chapter 6: The Financing Decision

Appendix: The Irrelevance Proposition

Part IV: Evaluating investment Opportunities

Chapter 7: Discounted Cash Flow Techniques

Appendix Mutually Exclusive Alternatives and Capital Rationing

Chapter 8: Risk Analysis in Investment Decisions

Appendix: Diversification and ß-Risk

Chapter 9: Business Valuation and Corporate Restructuring

Suggested Answers to End-of-Chapter Problems