Financial Management Essentials You Always Wanted To Know

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  • Financial Management concepts simplified
  • Fundamentals explained for business professionals and non-finance graduates
  • Important standard principles covered
  • Solved exercises and practice questions

Financial Management Essentials You Always Wanted To Know covers Financial Management concepts in concise and easy-to-understand manner for business professionals and non-finance graduates. This book includes Financial Management FUNDAMENTALS, SOLVED Examples, Important CONCEPTS & PRINCIPLES and Ample PRACTICE Exercises.

The topics covered are: 

a) Financial Statement Analysis 
b) Cost of Capital & Capital Budgeting 
c) Working Capital Management 
d) Capital Structure 
e) Distribution to Shareholders 
f) Forecasting Financial Statements 


This Self Learning Management Series intends to give a jump start to working professionals, whose job roles demand to have the knowledge imparted in a B-school but haven't got a chance to visit one. This series is designed to address every aspect of business from HR to Finance to Marketing to Operations, be it any industry. Each book includes basic fundamentals, important concepts, standard and well-known principles as well as practical ways of application of the subject matter. The distinctiveness of the series lies in that all the relevant information is bundled in a compact form that is very easy to interpret.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Financial Management
2. Financial Statement Analysis
Ratio Analysis
Common-size Financial Statements
Solved Examples
Practice Exercises
3. Cost of Capital
Cost of Debt (ka)
Cost of Preferred Stock (kp)
Cost of Retained Earnings (ks)
Cost of New Common Stock (ke)
Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
Solved Examples
Practice Exercises
4. Capital Budgeting
Free Cash Flow
Timing of Cash Flows
Estimating Cash Flows over Life of Project
Payback Period
Discounted Payback Period
Net Present Value (NPV)
Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
Modified Internal Rate of Return (MIRR)
Usage of Capital Budgeting Methods
Solved Examples
Practice Exercises
5. Working Capital Management
Cash Conversion Cycle
Current Asset Investment Policies
Current Asset Financing Approaches
Short Term Financing Options
Solved Examples
Practice Exercises
6. Capital Structure
Business Risk
Financial Risk
Optimal Capital Structure
Capital Structure Theories
Solved Examples
Practice Exercises
7. Distribution to Shareholders
Factors in setting Dividend Distribution Policy
Residual Dividend Model
Dividend Payment Procedures
Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP)
Stock Splits and Stock Dividends
Stock Repurchases
Solved Examples
Practice Exercises
8. Forecasting Financial Statements
Step 1 - Forecast Sales
Step 2 - Forecast Income Statement
Step 3 - Forecast Balance Sheet - 1st Pass
Step 4 - Raising Additional Funds Needed (AFN)
Step 5 - Forecast Balance Sheet - 2nd Pass
9. AFN Formula
10. Solved Examples
11. Practice Exercises