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Written for and praised by students just like you, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE gives you relevant, practical, and easy-to-understand information covering all of the financial management topics you need to succeed in this course. Underlying theory is presented first in an accessible style and then followed by the practical application.

Table of Contents

1. An Overview of Financial Management and the Financial Environment.
Web Extension 1A: A Closer Look at Markets: Securitization and Social Welfare.
Web Extension 1B: An Overview of Derivatives.
Web Extension 1C: A Closer Look at the Stock Markets.
2. Time Value of Money.
Web Extension 2A: Continuous Compounding.
Web Extension 2B: The Tabular Approach.
3. Financial Statements, Cash Flow, and Taxes.
Web Extension 3A: The Federal Income Tax System for Individuals.
4. Analysis of Financial Statements.
5. Bonds, Bond Valuation, and Interest Rates.
Web Extension 5A: A Closer Look at Zero Coupon Bonds.
Web Extension 5B: A Closer Look at TIPS: Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities.
Web Extension 5C: A Closer Look at Bankruptcy and Reorganization.
Web Extension 5D: A Closer Look at Bond Risk: Duration.
Web Extension 5E: The Pure Expectations Theory and Estimation of Forward Rates.
6. Risk, Return, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model.
Web Extension 6A: Continuous Probability Distributions.
Web Extension 6B: Estimating Beta with a Financial Calculator.
7. Portfolio Theory and Other Asset Pricing Models.
8. Stocks, Stock Valuation, and Stock Market Equilibrium.
Web Extension 8A: Derivation of Valuation Equations.
9. Financial Options and Applications in Corporate Finance.
Web Extension 9A: The Binomial Approach.
10. The Cost of Capital.
Web Extension 10A: The Divisional Cost of Capital.
Web Extension 10B: Estimating Growth Rates.
Web Extension 10C: The Cost of Equity in the Nonconstant Dividend Growth Model.
Web Extension 10D: New Equity Issues and the Marginal WACC.
11. The Basics of Capital Budgeting: Evaluating Cash Flows.
Web Extension 11A: The Accounting Rate of Return (ARR).
12. Cash Flow Estimation and Risk Analysis.
Web Extension 12A: Replacement Project Analysis.
Web Extension 12B: The Risk-Adjusted Project Cost of Capital.
13. Decision Trees, Real Options, and Other Capital Budgeting Topics.
Web Extension 13A: The Abandonment Real Option.
Web Extension 13B: Risk-Neutral Valuation.
14. Financial Planning and Forecasting Financial Statements.
Web Extension 14A: Financing Feedbacks.
Web Extension 14B: Advanced Techniques for Forecasting Financial Statement Accounts.
15. Corporate Valuation, Value-Based Management, and Corporate Governance.
16. Capital Structure Decisions: The Basics.
Web Extension 16A: Degree of Leverage.
17. Capital Structure Decisions: Extensions.
18. Distributions to Shareholders: Dividends and Repurchases.
19. Initial Public Offerings, Investment Banking, and Financial Restructuring.
Web Extension 19A: Rights Offerings.
20. Lease Financing.
Web Extension 20A: Percentage Cost Analysis.
Web Extension 20B: Leasing Feedback.
Web Extension 20C: Leveraged Leases.
21. Hybrid Financing: Preferred Stock, Warrants, and Convertibles.
Web Extension 21A: Calling Convertible Issues.
22. Working Capital Management.
Web Extension 22A: Secured Short-Term Financing.
23. Derivatives and Risk Management.
Web Extension 23A: Risk Management with Insurance.
Web Extension 23B: Bond Portfolio Immunization.
24. Bankruptcy, Reorganization, and Liquidation.
Web Extension 24A: Multiple Discriminant Analysis.
25. Mergers, LBOs, Divestitures, and Holding Companies.
Web Extension 25A: Comparison of Alternative Valuation Models.
26. Multinational Financial Management.
27. Providing and Obtaining Credit.
28. Advanced Issues in Cash Management and Inventory Control.
29. Pension Plan Management.
30. Financial Management in Not-for-Profit Businesses.

Why You Need It

  • Unmatched Author Expertise. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE combines the textbook writing experience of Gene Brigham (30 years) with the contemporary scholarship of Mike Ehrhardt.
  • Practical Application of Theory and Trends. Application of concepts and theories is illustrated through tried and true pedagogy, real-world examples, problem sets, and integrated mini-cases. A comprehensive "Mini Case" ends each chapter; solutions are available to instructors on the Instructor website.
  • Multi-disciplinary Approach. The authors' use of varied subjects helps to explain how all areas of business affect and are affected by corporate finance.
  • Early Coverage of Financial Statements. This helps students see what financial management is all about, and how the effects of particular financial decisions are transmitted to various parts of the firm. Plus, early exposure to risk analysis, discounted cash flow techniques, valuation procedures, and EVA/MVA allows the authors to use and reinforce these key concepts throughout the book.
  • Excel Tool Kits. The authors created Excel Tool Kits to enhance student proficiency with spreadsheets. Created for each chapter, these Tool Kit models include explanations and screen shots that show students how to use many of the features and functions of Excel. Available on the book's website.
  • Web Safaris. Beginning with a description of the data needed to solve a problem, "Web Safaris" contain hyperlinks to the appropriate web site, along with a series of screen shots that take the user step-by-step through the site to the desired data. Each Web Safari has a specific goal, such as finding the current spreads between Treasury bonds and risky bonds with different ratings.
  • End-of-Chapter Spreadsheet Problems. "Build a Model" problems have students start with a partially completed spreadsheet that contains financial data plus instructions for solving a particular problem (the partial spreadsheets are available on the book's website). "What If Analysis" problems have students start with a spreadsheet containing data, instructions, and a completed model, plus a series of questions that asks them to change certain inputs and to observe changes in the key outputs. Plus, Spreadsheet Models.
  • Spreadsheet Models. Each chapter (except Ch. 1) is accompanied by spreadsheet models that facilitate student problem solving and comprehension.
  • Thomson ONE Problem Sets. The book's website has a set of problems that require accessing the Thomson ONE -- Business School Edition web data. Using these real-world data, students are able to develop real-world skills. Access to Thomson ONE -- Business School Edition is included with new copies of the text.
  • Cyberproblems. Chapter-ending "Cyberproblems" direct students to the book's companion site, where they are directed to specific websites and then asked to answer a series of questions regarding their explorations.
  • Corporate Valuation Boxes. A corporate valuation box is found early in most chapters, extending the authors' emphasis on cash flows and valuation. These boxes explicitly show how a chapter's material is related to corporate valuation so that students can keep the big picture in mind even as they focus on a chapter's specific topics.
  • Corporate Ethics. Students will find a discussion of ethical abuses in Chapter 1 and elsewhere throughout the book. In addition, Chapter 15, "Corporate Valuation, Value-Based Management, and Corporate Governance," specifically addresses corporate governance and the actions both firms and governmental units can take to minimize such events in the future.

What's New

  • New chapter organization. The chapter on financial statement analysis is moved up as are the two chapters on risk, which now fall immediately prior to the stock valuation chapter, since risk and stock return are closely linked.
  • CengageNOW for Finance. Designed by the instructor for the instructor, CengageNOW for Finance is the most reliable, flexible, and easy-to-use online suite of services and resources. CengageNOW for Finance supports your course goals and saves you significant preparation and grading time with such features an algorithmic homework management system, an intuitive grade book, and seamless integration with your favorite course management platform. And for students, CengageNOW for Finance enhances their learning with author video clips, access to Thomson ONE -- Business School Edition, personalized learning paths, and more. With CengageNOW for Finance, students can continually try problems and work them until they understand the concept. Take a tour at academic.cengage.com/cengagenow.
  • Revised Test Bank. All questions have been substantially revised and new questions have been added. The majority of the questions can be algorithmically modified to create an almost infinite number of alternate versions in CengageNOW.
  • Self-test problems are now added at the ends of sections. Answers are given with the problem, and worked-out solutions are found in the chapter's Excel Tool Kit.
  • Increased integration of the Excel Tool Kit. Many figures and tables in the textbook are drawn right from the Excel model, including the Excel row and column headings so students can see exactly how the problem is worked in Excel. In addition, each section number in the chapter corresponds to the same section number in the Excel Tool Kit.
  • End-of-chapter problems reorganized. The end-of-chapter problems are now organized by difficulty, going from easy to challenging. This edition also includes new problems. End-of-chapter problems are also available on CengageNOW.
  • Web Extensions. Each Web Extension is now focused on a single topic, so instructors can assign just that additional topic if they so choose.

Student Resources 

Financial Management: Theory & Practice (Book Only)
ISBN-10: 0324652178 |  ISBN-13: 9780324652178

Technology Supplement
ISBN-10: 0030233720 |  ISBN-13: 9780030233722
Easy-to-understand tutorials for the five most commonly used financial calculators--and for Microsoft Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, and PowerPoint! The calculator tutorials cover everything you need to know about calculators to work the problems in the text. The spreadsheet tutorials teach you the basics plus some advanced spreadsheet features. Finally, the PowerPoint tutorial is useful if you need to make a presentation.