FNCE 3410 Fundamentals of Finance

Slides are meant as a template for lectures and should not be used in lieu of coming to class. Slides are constructed based on topics from Ross, Westerfield, and Jordan Fundamentals of Corporate Finance.

Chapter One

This chapter is an introduction to corporate finance. Topics covered include: financial management decisions, business organizations, goal of financial management, agency costs, and the flow of cash.

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Chapter Two

This chapter is largely a review of financial statements. It covers key concepts and terms about the balance sheet and income statement. It also covers key concepts about taxes and cash flows.

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Chapter Three

This chapter will discuss the statement of cash flows and introduce important financial ratios.

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Chapter Five

This chapter introduces the most important topic and skill in this course -- Time Value of Money. You will learn the basics of calculating present value, future value, discount rate, and number of periods.

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Chapter Six

In this Chapter we will extend our discussion on Time Value of Money. We will add (un)even cash flows to the calculations. We will also cover perpetuities, including a growth rate, EAR vs APR, and discuss loan types.

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Chapter Seven

This chapter will discuss bonds. Including valuation, terms, types, ratings and term structure. Also discuss real vs nominal rates.

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Chapter Nine

This chapter will use the our Time Value of Money skills to evaluate potential investments. We will cover capital budgeting tools such as Net Present Value, Payback Period, and Internal Rate of Return. We will cover calculation as well as the correct decision criteria. Non-conventional cash flows are also covered.

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Chapter Ten

In this chapter we will learn how to calculate expected future cash flows for a project. Topics include incremental cash flows, sunk costs, opportunity costs, depreciation, and pro forma financial statements.

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Chapter Fifteen

This chapter covers the process of raising capital both privately through a venture capitalist and publicly through an initial public offering (IPO). Examples of Uber and Twitter.

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Chapter Seventeen

In this chapter we cover the various ways the firm returns cash to shareholders. We will discuss dividends and share repurchases and the relative values of each payout method. We will also cover stock splits.

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Chapter Eight

This chapter covers stock valuation. We will use valuation tools such as Dividend Growth Model and Multiples. Common terms and features associated with stocks and the stock markets are also covered.

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Chapter Twelve

An introduction to risk and return. Average vs Geometric return and a brief introduction to efficient market hypothesis.

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Chapter Thirteen

More in-depth discussion of risk and returns. Includes calculation of portfolio returns and variances. Introduction to diversification and capital asset pricing model (CAPM).

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Chapter Fourteen

A brief introduction to cost of capital and the calculation of weighted average cost of capital (WACC).

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Chapter Sixteen

A brief introduction to capital structure theory (Miller and Modigliani).

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