Principles of Corporate Finance – Richard A. Brealey, Stewart C. Myers – 7th Edition


This is the worldwide leading text on the of corporate finance. Throughout the book the authors show how managers use financial theory to solve practical and as a way of learning how to respond to change by showing not just how, but why, companies and act as they do.

The text is comprehensive, authoritative and modern and yet the material is presented at a common sense level. The discussions and illustrations are unique due to the depth of detail blended with a distinct sense of humour for which the book is well known and highly regarded. This text is a valued for thousands of practising financial managers.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Value
1. Finance and the Financial Manager
2. Present Value and the Opportunity Cost of Capital
3. How to Calculate Present Values
4. The Value of Common Stocks
5. Why Net Present Value Leads to Better Investment
6. Making Investment Decisions with the Net Present Value Rule

Part II. Risk
7. Introduction to Risk, Return, and the Opportunity Cost of Capital
8. Risk and Return
9. Capital Budgeting and Risk

Part III. Practical Problems in Capital Budgeting
10. A Project is Not a Black Box
11. Where Positive Net Present Values Come From
12. Making Sure Managers Maximize NPV

Part IV. Financing Decisions and Market Efficiency
13. Corporate Financing and the Six Lessons of Market Efficiency
14. An Overview of Corporate Financing
15. How Corporations Issue Securities

Part V. Dividend Policy and Capital Structure
16. The Dividend Controversy
17. Does Debt Policy Matter?
18. How Much Should a Firm Borrow?
19. Financing and Valuation

Part VI. Options
20. Understanding Options
21. Valuing Options
22. Real Options
23. Warrants and Convertibles

Part VII. Debt Financing
24. Valuing Debt
25. The Many Different Kinds of Debt
26. Leasing

Part VIII. Risk Management
27. Managing Risk
28. Managing International Risks

Part IX. Financial Planning and Short-Term Financial Management
29. Financial Analysis and Planning
30. Short-Term Financial Planning
31. Cash Management
32. Credit Management

Part X. Mergers, Corporate Control, and Governance
33. Mergers
34. Control, Governance, and Financial Architecture

Part XI. Conclusions
35. Conclusion: What We Do and Do Not Know About Finance

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