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  1. Oferta Pública de ventas DF2-228

    This technical note explains the concept of Initial Public Offering (IPO), the procedure which this offer must go through as well as the requirements for it to be carried out.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting | Finance
  2. Análisis de ratios CF2-122

    When analyzing a company with regards to its economic and financial health, ratios are the most common tool. They are designed to show the relation between different accounts. Since the financial ratios are so many, it is important to set a path for the analysis to avoid getting lost in the available data.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting | Finance
  3. Flujos de caja diferenciales DF2-226

    This material explains the application of discounted cash flows in the valuation of investment projects. It is explained in a brief and concise manner so the concept is made clear and is well defined for the student.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting | Finance
  4. Necesidades operativas de fondos y fondo de maniobra CF2-123

    To understand a company’s capacity to create economic value it is necessary to understand, among others, the structure and composition of its current assets and liabilities, as well as its relationship with sales. The reason is that it directly influences the capital invested in operations, which is a determining factor over the ROIC. Through these lenses, it is also possible to analyze the potential default risk of the business.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting
  5. Introducción a la contabilidad financiera CF2-107

    This technical note gives a thorough introduction to financial accounting vocabulary, elements and processes. It includes explanations and examples of key concepts such as the basic financial statements (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Cash Flows and Statement of Retained Earnings), T-accounts and journal entries, and inventory methods. It is designed such that students can follow along easily without a professor’s guidance and would serve well as a reference or pre-class reading in a basic accounting course. 

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting
  6. Vidago, S.A. CF1-123

    Analyzes the accounting examination that Pluma Blanca Papadopoulos must face during her first period of an Executive MBA program. She has to analyze the case of VIDAGO S.A. by reviewing the initial and final balance along with its income statement.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting
  7. Norbama Corp. CF1-121

    In this case, Norbama Corp. would like to expand its production facilities. Before doing so, Norbama Corp.’s CEO analyzes Sigmar Corp., its competitor that recently developed an investment program. The CEO wanted to understand how the competitor had invested, how it financed the investments and the impact of this plan on its balance sheet. The comparative balance sheets for 2009 and 2010, as well as the summary of the 2010 income statement, the income distribution for 2010 and additional information from the annual report are provided. With this information, the CEO of Norbama Corp. prepares the statement of cash flows for 2010 in order to better understand Sigmar Corp.’s financial situation after its expansion effort and to evaluate the competitor’s plan.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting
  8. Rating DF2-219

    This case explains what rating is, which purposes it serves and who may find it useful. A very concise technical note, it is key for any student to have a clear idea of this concept which is so highly utilized in the world of finances.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting | Finance
  9. La contabilidad como fuente de información del finan … DF2-162

    The general accounts are a useful tool for the company and are intended as a source of information. This information has to follow a set of rules and principles and must be recorded using the principle of double-entry bookkeeping. The finance department’s guiding principle is to "maximize the long-term economic value for shareholders." To generate economic value in the long term, the returns obtained from management of the assets in the normal course of business must exceed the financial cost of the resources funding them.

    This technical note explains how concepts of accounting are particularly useful to obtain certain financial information. It talks about general accounting and its guiding principles, the profit and loss account, the balance sheet, accounting statements, liabilities, equity, assets, accounting records, depreciation, provisions, investment and financing decisions and finally cash flows, weighted average cost of capital and discounted cash flow.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting | Finance
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