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Principles of Corporate Finance, Second Canadian Edition

Principles of Corporate Finance, Second Canadian Edition

2nd Edition

Lawrence Gitman, Sean Hennessey

Dec 2008, Hardback, 1120 pages
ISBN13: 9780321452931
ISBN10: 0321452933
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The Corporate Edition of Gitman's “Principles of Managerial Finance” combines greater depth and breadth of financial topics with the author's proven learning system. Gitman's learning system makes it easy for students to understand and fully appreciate the key concepts, tools, and techniques needed for astute financial decision making in today's competitive business arena. The text's organization conceptually links a firm's actions to its value as determined in the securities markets. Each major decision area is presented in terms of both risk and return factors and their potential impact on the owners' wealth, as reflected by share value. With a reliable and consistent framework, the text defines learning goals at the start of each chapter and incorporates a diverse group of pedagogical aids while using real-world examples and exercises to foster students' comprehension of both theory and practice.


Part 1 Introduction to Corporate Finance

Ch. 1: Overview of Corporate Finance

Ch. 2: Financial Statements, Cash Flows, and Taxes

Part 2 Financial Analysis and Planning

Ch. 3: Financial Statement Analysis

Ch. 4: Financial Planning and Forecasting

Part 3 Important Financial Concepts

Ch. 5: Financial Markets, Institutions, and Securities

Ch. 6: Time Value of Money

Ch. 7: Risk and Return

Ch. 8: Valuation of Financial Securities

Part 4 Long-Term Financial Decisions

Ch. 9: The Cost of Capital

Ch. 10: Leverage and Capital Structure

Ch. 11: Dividend Policy

Part 5 Long-Term Investment Decisions

Ch. 12: Capital Budgeting: Principles and Techniques

Ch. 13: Dealing with Project Risk and Other Topics in Capital Budgeting

Part 6 Working Capital Management

Ch. 14: Working Capital and Management of Current Assets

Ch. 15: Management of Current Liabilities

Part 7 Special Topics in Corporate Finance

Ch. 16: Lease Financing: Concepts and Techniques

Ch. 17: Corporate Securities, Derivatives, and Swaps

Ch. 18: Mergers and Acquisitions, and Business Failure

Ch. 19: International Corporate Finance

Appendix A: Financial Tables


Student CD-ROM

Appendix B: Solutions to Self-Test Problems

Appendix C: Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Problems

Chapter Cases

Integrative Cases

Spreadsheet Applications

Gitman's enhanced teaching/learning system is anchored by a set of Learning Goals for each chapter, which are marked by icons. The icons link the Learning Goals to concepts, problems, exercises, and cases throughout the chapters, helping students to easily identify the most important material.

Hallmark Features:

  • A clean and interesting design, with pedagogical use of four colours in most charts, tables, and graphs, draws the reader's attention to features of the learning system.
  • Key terms arebolded in text and appear in margins with their definition, providing students with a running glossary of financial terms.
  • Hints appear in margins throughout each chapter.
  • Web icons appear in margins with URLs relevant to the text.
  • Examples,including worked-out solutions, are provided throughout each chapter .
  • Numbered tables and figures, timelines, and calculator examples appear in the chapters and end-of-chapter material.

Each Chapter Contains:

  • Chapter-opening vignettes providing an overview of the topics covered in the chapter.
  • "In Practice" boxes connecting financial concepts with real-world experience (approx. 2-3 per chapter).
  • Numbered Learning Goals, which appear throughout each chapter
  • Review Questions at the end of each chapter section (i.e., each section that begins with an A-head) to help students test their understanding after each major topic.

New Features:

  • Spreadsheet Applications: screen shots of Excel spreadsheets illustrate how spreadsheet software can be a powerful financial tool
  • “Linking the Disciplines—Cross-Functional Interactions boxes: this new boxed feature appears at the beginning of every chapter and highlights how the chapter topics relate to the various roles within the corporate environment (e.g., accounting, information systems, management, etc.)

End of Chapter Material:

  • Summary: organized by Learning Goal
  • Self-Test Problems: correspond to Learning Goals; solutions appear in Appendix B
  • Problems: correspond to Learning Goals, categorized as Warm-Up, Intermediate, or Challenge


  • Appendix A: Financial Tables

NEW Student CD-ROM:

  • Appendix B: Solutions to Self-Test Problems
  • Appendix C: Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Problems
  • Chapter Cases for each chapter
  • Integrative Cases incorporate the material discussed in each of Parts 2 through 7
  • Spreadsheet Application Excel files corresponding to the Spreadsheet Application features throughout the text