The first course in Corporate Finance starts with a basic introduction of notation and terminology and then introduced the concepts of Financial Statements, Time Value of Money, Risk and Return, Opportunity Cost, Cost of Capital, Weighted Average Cost of Capital and Return measures. It closes with a 38 page detailed case study on Electronic Arts that reviews the Electronic Arts (EA) balance sheet, profit and loss statements, shows how to project the EA statements in the future and arrive at a valuation of EA at that point in time.
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Corporate Finance – First Course – Includes case study
Ratio Analysis – Includes 2 case studies


Course Contents

Session I – Financial Concepts

1. Definitions

    i. Operating Cycle
    ii. Books
    iii. Liquidity
    iv. Financial Structure
    v. Maturity

2. Forms of Ownership

    i. Sole Proprietor
    ii. Partnerships
    iii. Corporations
    iv. Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s)

3. Financial Statements

4. The Balance Sheet

5. The Income Statement

6. Statement of Cash Flows

7. The Accounting Notes

Session II – Review of Financial Statements

1. Assets

    i. Current assets
    ii. Property Plant & Equipment

2. Depreciation

3. Liabilities

    i. Current Liabilities
    ii. Long Term Liabilities

4. Net working capital

5. Equity

    i. Shares
    ii. Authorized Shares
    iii. Issued Shares
    iv. Treasury Shares
    v. Preferred Shares
    vi. Common Stock
    vii. Retained Earning
    viii. Bankruptcy

6. Income Statement

Session III – Risk and Return

1. Risk & Reward

    i. Important Points to remember

2. Return

    i. Return on Equity
    ii. Return on Invested Capital & ROE
    iii. Payback period

Session IV – Time Value of Money: An Overview

1. Discount Rate

    i. Compounding

2. Time Value of Money

    i. Examples

3. Present Value in Action 4. Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

    i. Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and comments

Session V – Opportunity Cost and Cost of Capital

1. Opportunity Cost & Cost of Capital

    i. Scenario 1 – Understanding Opportunity Cost
    ii. Scenario 2 – Understanding Cost of Capital

2. Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

Session VI – Case Study: ELECTRONIC ARTS

1. Case Study

2. Exhibits


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