Search results for: 'Weighted average cost of capital'
Accounting as a source of Information for financiers DF2-162-I
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
Optimal Capital Structure DF2-161-I-M
This interactive tutorial explains the concept of the optimal financial mix. Through animations interactive graphs and very simple exercises students will understand and apply this concept.
At the end of the tutorial a practical multimedia case is included where students must find the optimal financial mix for maximizing the value of the investment projects.Academic Area:Finance
The Cost of Capital DF2-141-I-M
This multimedia tutorial teaches students how to calculate the weighted average cost of capital (WACC). It also shows interactive graphs where the students can analyze the effects of equity beta asset beta and the financing mix of the company on the WACC and the NPV. These graphs are complemented by several exercises.
At the end of the tutorial a simple practical case about the correct procedure to use for calculating the WACC when a company is going to float on the stock market is included. This section is complemented by links to websites where the financial information needed to complete the exercise can be found (equity betas from different sectors and their financing mix).