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·        There is no book in the market that covers the range of topics that Applied Corporate Finance Models does, and the way that it does so for the practitioner.

·        This unique book brings together the latest management thinking and applied techniques in four essential areas of applied corporate finance under one integrated Corporate Financial Planning framework for senior executives.

·        Most competitive books are more geared to theory than practice, and are not written by practitioners for senior corporate management.


  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: 246X189
  • Pages: 384
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-273-67549-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-273-67549-5

If you need to know the answer to the question, "what are the latest corporate finance concepts and models currently being used by top corporations, to improve their business planning and execution, achieve superior returns, and manage business risks optimally?", then this book is for you.

New developments in applied corporate financial techniques are helping many companies better understand and manage business risks, improve execution effectiveness and overall financial performance. This book provides a complete picture of state-of-the-art applied corporate finance, by presenting concepts and models in an integrated value maximisation framework. Thie book reveals the latest techniques in:

  • Shareholder Valuation: EVA, MVA, and Enterprise Valuation
  • Corporate Risk Exposure Measurement: Value at Risk (VaR)
  • Corporate Risk Management: Enterprise-Wide Risk Management (EWRM)
  • Applied Corporate Financial Planning Model (FPM)
  • Corporate Tax Planning Model: The SAVANT framework
  • Corporate Performance Assessment Model: The Modified Balanced Scorecard

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Table of Contents


Optimizing the Corporate Finance Function


The External Business Environment and Corporate Financial Strategy

The Strategic Logic of High Growth 

2. Shareholder Value Maximization 


Corporate Valuation

Valuation Models: Public Company

Valuation Models: Closely held Company

Corporate Performance Measurement: Economic Value Added (EVA)

3. Financial Policy


Capital Structure

Operating Leverage

Dividend Policy

Pricing Strategy

Tax Planning

Optimal Capital Budgeting with real Options

Mergers and Acquisitions

Asset-Liability Management: Optimizing the Balance Sheet

4. Risk Management


Identifying and Estimating Risk Exposure

Off-Balance Sheet (OBS) Risks

Operational Risk Management

Enterprise Wide Risk Management (EWRM)

Risk Hedging Strategies

5. Financial Reporting, Planning and Control


Financial Reporting: GAAP Convergence

Business and Financial Planning

Treasury Management

Financial Control and Audit

Optimize amid Changing Operating Conditions

6. Corporate Performance Management: The Balancing act?


The Execution Problem

The Balanced Scorecard

Real-time Financial Systems: Corporate Performance Management (CPM)

Integrated Financial Management

Appendix: Applied Financial Optimization Modelling

Value Maximisation: Analytical Techniques

Company Size, Asset Utilization and Financial Leverage

Brief Synopsis of each Chapter:

Chapter 1: Introduction: Optimizing the Corporate Finance Function – an integrated frameworkEach business is unique in terms of product, market, size, industry, management, culture, and financial strength. Companies need to tailor any generic model to its own unique needs and circumstances. Corporate financial management includes shareholder value maximization, risk management, financial planning, and performance assessment. Often these functions are viewed independently. For example, risk management is often performed by the treasury department on an ad hoc basis, and without an integrated planning and optimisation framework. The corporate finance function supports shareholder wealth creation by supporting corporate growth objectives with a disciplined financial foundation that is dynamically optimised with superior insights. The Modified Balanced Scorecard provides such a framework, which integrates economic value creation, enterprise-wide-risk management, and financial planning in an applied model. We discuss quantitative methods for optimisation of the corporate finance function, and assess qualitative aspects of real-world corporate finance that supports optimal decision-making, from a senior management perspective.

Chapter 2: Shareholder Value Maximization

Shareholder value is maximized when a company maximizes its growth opportunities by making superior financing and investing decisions, while optimally managing the operational risks of the business. In this chapter, we discuss the major shareholder valuation methods, and analytical techniques for value maximization. This includes minimization of earnings and cash flow volatility. We focus on the economic valuation aspects or EVA-type valuation techniques instead of accounting-based valuations, and cover both publicly listed as well as privately held companies.

Chapter 3: Financial Policy

Corporations usually have some guidelines they use for financial management, such as dividend payout amounts or payout ratios, debt-to-equity ratios, accounts receivable-to-revenue ratios and


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