Corporate Finance Seminar
Every decision made in a business has financial implications, and any decision that involves the use of money is a corporate financial decision. Corporate finance is the area of finance that deals with providing money for businesses and the sources that provide them.
The ultimate purpose of corporate finance is to maximize the value of a business through planning and implementing management resources while balancing risk and profitability.
I. Cost of Capital
- Cost of Debt
- Cost of Preferred Stock
- Cost of Common Equity (Internal Financing)
- Bond Plus Approach
- Cost of New Common Stock
- Retained Earnings Breakpoint
- Weighted Average Cost of Capital
- Factors that Affect the WACC
II. Optimal Capital Structure
- Primary Factors that Influence Capital Structure Decisions
- Finding the Optimal Capital Structure
- Stock Price with Zero Growth
III. Operating and Financial Leverage
- What is Business Risk?
- What is Operating Leverage and how does it affect a firm’s business risk?
- Effect of Operating Leverage
- Effect of Low Operating Leverage
- Effect of High Operating Leverage
- What is Financial Leverage? Financial Risk?
- Effects of Financial Leverage
- Effect of Financial Leverage for Firm Zero
- Effect of Financial Leverage for Firm Fifty
IV. Capital Budgeting
- Importance of Capital Budgeting
- Framework of Capital Budgeting
- Methods of Evaluating Capital Investment
- Discounted Payback Period
- Net Present Value (NPV)
- Internal Rate of Return (IRR)