Corporate Finance Management- Preference shares the weighted average cost of capital, WACC What the WACC tells you applying WACC to strategic business units and projects

Preference shares the weighted

Corporate Finance Management 


Q1. Give a brief on Optimizing the Corporate Finance Function, The External Business  Environment and Corporate Financial Strategy.  The Strategic Logic of High Growth?

Q2. Explain what is Shareholder Value Maximization?

a)Corporate Valuation

b) Valuation Models: Public Company

c) Valuation Models: Closely held Company

d) Corporate Performance Measurement: Economic Value Added (EVA)

Q3. Explain Financial Policy with the help of the following points?

a) Capital Structure

b) Operating Leverage

c) Dividend Policy

d) Pricing Strategy

e) Tax Planning

f) Optimal Capital Budgeting with real Options

g) Mergers and Acquisitions

h) Asset-Liability Management: Optimizing the Balance Sheet

Q4. Give an introduction to Risk Management include the following?

a) Identifying and Estimating Risk Exposure

b) Off-Balance Sheet (OBS) Risks

c) Operational Risk Management

d) Enterprise Wide Risk Management (EWRM)

e) Risk Hedging Strategies

Q5. What is Financial Reporting, Planning and Control

a) Financial Reporting: GAAP Convergence

b) Business and Financial Planning

c) Treasury Management

d) Financial Control and Audit

e) Optimize amid Changing Operating Conditions

Q6. Corporate Performance Management: The Balancing act?

a) The Execution Problem

b) The Balanced Scorecard

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

d) Integrated Financial Management

Q7. How do we create and measure shareholder value creation?

Q8. How do we manage financial risk?

Q9. In what projects are we going to invest our shareholders money (capex)?

Q10. Why Profit maximization is not the same as shareholder wealth maximization?

Q11. What investments should we make?

Q12. How do you know whether an investment generates value for shareholders?

Q13.Described Traditional appraisal techniques?

a)  What businesses actually use Payback

b) Accounting rate of return

c) Why internal rate of return is still popular

Q14. Explain The managerial art of investment selection

a)  Strategy

b) Social context

c) Expense

d) Stifling the entrepreneurial spirit

e) Intangible benefits

Q15. Explain The stages of investment decisions?

a)Generation of ideas

b) Development and classification

c) Screening

d) Appraisal

e) Report and authorization

f) Implementation

g) Post completion audit

Q16. Explain Allowing for risk

a) What is risk?

b) Adjusting for risk through the discount rate Sensitivity analysis

c) Scenario analysis

d) Probability analysis Standard deviation

e) What risk techniques do managers actually

Q17. Explain Value managed companies versus earnings managed companies ,The pervasiveness of the value approach Case studies: FT100 companies creating value and destroying value Why shareholder value? Earnings-based management’s failings:

a) Dicey accounting to throwing money in

b) Ignoring the time value of money

c) Ignoring risk ROCE has limitations

d) Focusing on earnings is not the same as value How a business creates value

e) The five actions to create value

Q18. Explain Strategic position

a)  Strategic business unit management

b) Do we have any strong business franchises? Industry attractiveness

c)  The strength of our resources The TRRACK system

d)  The life cycle of value potential Strategic choice

e)  What use is the head office?

Q19. Explain Value creation within strategic business units

a) Using cash flow to measure value Shareholder value analysis

b) Economic profit

c) Economic value added (EVA)

Q20. What is the companies cost of capital?

a) The required rate of return The cost of equity capital

b) The capital asset pricing model

c) Gordon growth model

d) The cost of retained earnings Debt capital

Q21. Preference shares the weighted average cost of capital, WACC What the WACC tells you  applying WACC to strategic business units and projects What do managers actually do?
Implementation issues

a) How large is the equity premium?

b)  Which risk free rate?

c) How reliable are the CAPM and beta? Fundamental beta ?

Q21.  Explain the below Mergers:

a) Impulse, regret and success

b) The merger decision

c) You say merger, I say acquisition Types of merger

d) Merger statistics

Q22. What drives firms to merge?

a) Synergy

b) Market power

c) Economies of scale

d) Internalisation of transactions

e) Entering new markets and industries

f) Tax

g) Risk diversification

h) Bargain buying

i)    Inefficient management

j) Managerial benefits

k)  Hubris

l)   Survival

m)  Free cash flow

n)   Third party motives

Q23. Do the shareholders of acquiring firms gain from mergers?

Q24. What pay-outs should we make to shareholders?

a) The other extreme

b) Some muddying factors

c) Clientele effects Taxation

d) Information conveyance Agency effects

e) Scrip dividends

f) Share buy-backs and special dividends

g) A round up of the arguments


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