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Principles of Managerial Finance, Global Edition

Principles of Managerial Finance, Global Edition

14th Edition

Lawrence Gitman, Chad Zutter

Aug 2014, Paperback, 936 pages
ISBN13: 9781292018201
ISBN10: 1292018208
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1. The Role of Managerial Finance

2. The Financial Market Environment

3. Financial Statements and Ratio Analysis
4. Cash Flow and Financial Planning
5. Time Value of Money

6. Interest Rates and Bond Valuation
7. Stock Valuation

8. Risk and Return
9. The Cost of Capital

10. Capital Budgeting Techniques
11. Capital Budgeting Cash Flows
12. Risk and Refinements in Capital Budgeting

13. Leverage and Capital Structure
14. Payout Policy

15. Working Capital and Current Assets Management
16. Current Liabilities Management

17. Hybrid and Derivative Securities
18. Mergers, LBOs, Divestitures, and Business Failure
19. International Managerial Finance


Guide Students with a Proven Learning Goal System

Proven Learning Goal System: To guide students through the material, this edition continues to enhance its proven learning goal system, which integrates pedagogy with concepts and practical applications.

  • The system concentrates on the material students need to know in order to make effective financial decisions in an increasingly competitive business environment.
  • The strong pedagogy and generous use of examples–including personal finance examples–make this text an easily accessible resource for in- and out-of-class learning.
  • Six Learning Goals at the start of the chapter highlight the most important concepts and techniques in the chapter. Students are reminded to think about the learning goals while working through the chapter by strategically placed learning goal icons
  • Every chapter opens with a feature, titled Why This Chapter Matters to You, that helps motivate student interest by highlighting both professional and personal benefits from achieving the chapter learning goals.
  • The Review of Learning Goals, the second part of each chapter Summary, restates each learning goal and summarizes the key material that was presented to support mastery of the goal. This review provides students with an opportunity to reconcile what they have learned with the learning goal and to confirm their understanding before moving forward.

Overarching Organization: A carefully designed framework helps students make connections. It conceptually links the firm’s actions and its value, as determined in the financial market.

  • Each major decision area is presented in terms of both risk and return factors and their potential impact on owner’s wealth.
  • A Focus on Value feature at the end of each chapter helps to reinforce students’ understanding of the link between the financial manager’s actions and the firm’s share value.

Provide Real, Hands-on Examples and Connections

Personal Finance Connection: Several features show students the value of applying financial principles and techniques to their personal lives:

  • Why This Chapter Matters to You helps motivate interest by discussing how the topic relates to the concerns of other major business disciplines and personal finance decisions.
  • Personal Finance examples link the concepts, tools, and techniques of each chapter. Numerous examples of personal finance problems can be found throughout the homework material.

International Considerations: In today’s world international considerations are essential to the study of business in general—and finance in particular. As in prior editions, discussions of international dimensions are integrated throughout the chapters, learning goals, and end-of-chapter content.

  • For instructors who devote more time to international considerations, a separate chapter on international managerial finance is available at the end of the text.

NEW End-of-Chapter Excel Review Questions: These ask readers to complete problems using a simulated Excel spreadsheet in MyFinanceLab that resemble examples demonstrated in the corresponding section. These problems simulate the experience of building an Excel spreadsheet solution and provide students with Excel tutorials to help develop this important business skill.

AAA Spreadsheet Exercise in each chapter: These give students an opportunity to use Excel® software to create one or more spreadsheets with which to analyze a financial problem. The spreadsheet to be created often is modeled on a table or Excel screenshot located in the chapter. Students can access working versions of the Excel screenshots in MyFinanceLab.

In Practice boxes: Insights into important topics in managerial finance are offered through the experiences of real companies, both large and small. There are three categories of In Practice boxes:

  • NEW Focus on Ethics boxes in every chapter help readers understand and appreciate important ethical issues and problems related to managerial finance. New topics include: Critics See Ethical Dilemmas in Google Glass? (Chapter 1).
  • Focus on Practice boxes take a corporate focus that relates a business event or situation to a specific financial concept or technique.
  • Global Focus boxes look specifically at the managerial finance experiences of international companies.
  • All three types of In Practice boxes end with one or more critical thinking questions to help readers broaden the lesson from the content of the box.

NEW Matter of Fact box topics, including:

  • Firms Accelerate Dividends so Shareholders Save on Taxes (chapter 1)
  • Bond Yields Hit Record Lows (chapter 6)
  • Did Tax Cuts Stimulate Dividends? (chapter 7)
  • The Value of Speed (chapter 7)
  • Payback in Europe (chapter 10)
  • Europeans Squeeze Working Capital (chapter 11)
  • USPS Problems Create Opportunities for Banks (chapter 15)
  • Receivables Trading (chapter 16)

NEW chapter-opening vignettes, including:

  • A Crisis in Housing Finance (chapter 2)
  • General Dynamics (chapter 3)
  • European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. (chapter 4)
  • City of Cincinnati (chapter 5)
  • Tesla (chapter 7)
  • Legg Mason Global Asset Management (chapter 8)
  • Alcoa (chapter 9)
  • Diamond Comic Distributors (chapter 11)
  • YPF (chapter 12)
  • Lowe’s (chapter 13)
  • Whirlpool (chapter 14)
  • Treasury Risk Survey 2013 (chapter 15)
  • FastPay (chapter 16)
  • Nokia Corporation (chapter 17)
  • Dell, Inc. (chapter 18)
  • Air New Zealand (chapter 19)

Key equations: Found in green boxes throughout the text, these equations help readers identify the most important mathematical relationships. The variables used in these equations are, for convenience, printed on the front endpapers of the book.

Review Questions: Placed at the end of each major text section, these questions challenge readers to stop and test their understanding of key concepts, tools, techniques, and practices before moving on to the next section.

Opener-in-Review questions at the end of each chapter revisit the opening vignette and ask students to apply lessons from the chapter to that business situation.

Self-Test Problems, keyed to the learning goals, give readers an opportunity to strengthen their understanding of topics by doing a sample problem. For reinforcement, solutions to the Self-Test Problems appear in the appendix at the back of the book.

Warm-Up Exercises follow the Self-Test Problems. These short, numerical exercises give students practice in applying tools and techniques presented in the chapter.

Comprehensive Problems, keyed to the learning goals, are longer and more complex than the Warm-Up Exercises. In this section, instructors will find multiple problems that address the important concepts, tools, and techniques in the chapter.

An Integrative Case at the end of each part of the book challenges students to use what they have learned over the course of several chapters.

NEW TVM Tables Supplement is a self-contained online supplement which explains how the reader should use the interest rate factors and documents how the in-chapter examples can be solved using the interest rate factors. An IRF icon appears to indicate which examples can be solved using the interest rate factors.

Additional chapter resources, such as Chapter Cases, Group Exercises, Critical Thinking Problems, and numerous online resources for student learning and assessment are available in MyFinanceLab at