Principles of Corporate Finance 6th Ed.

Richard A. Brealey, Stewart C. Myers

Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 2000, 1093 pages

ISBN: 0-07-290999-4

Keywords: Finance

Last modified: April 11, 2011, 2:58 p.m.

The clear market leader in the corporate finance course, this text filled a very definite need for a MODERN corporate finance text back in 1983 when the first edition was published. It is known for its intuitive, conversational style and for being able to tie together many of the important ideas in corporate finance. The author's discussions and illustrations are unique due to the depth of detail blended with a distinct sense of humor. This new edition will continue to be authoritative and student friendly but will also carry stronger, modern coverage reflected by current examples and data as well as unique emphasis upon agency issues.

  • Part I: Value
    • Chapter 1 Finance and the Financial Manager
    • Chapter 2 Present Value and the Opportunity Cost of Capital
    • Chapter 3 How to Calculate Present Values
    • Chapter 4 The Value of Common Stocks
    • Chapter 5 Why Net Present Value Leads to Better Investment Decisions Than Other Criteria
    • Chapter 6 Making Investment Decisions with the Net Present Value Rule
  • Part II: Risk
    • Chapter 7 Introduction to Risk, Return, and the Opportunity Cost of Capital
    • Chapter 8 Risk and Return
    • Chapter 9 Capital Budgeting and Risk
  • Part III: Practical Problems in Capital Budgeting
    • Chapter 10 A Project is not a Black Box
    • Chapter 11 Where Positive Net Present Value Comes From
    • Chapter 12 Making Sure Managers Maximize NPV
  • Part IV: Financing Decisions and Market Efficiency
    • Chapter 13 Corporate Financing and the Six Lessons of Market Efficiency
    • Chapter 14 An Overview of Corporate Financing
    • Chapter 15 How Corporations Issue Securities
  • Part V: Dividend Policy and Capital Structure
    • Chapter 16 The Dividend Controversy
    • Chapter 17 Does Debt Policy Matter?
    • Chapter 18 How Much Should a Firm Borrow?
    • Chapter 19 Financing and Valuation
  • Part VI: Options
    • Chapter 20 Spotting and Valuing Options
    • Chapter 21 Real Options
    • Chapter 22 Warrants and Convertibles
  • Part VII: Debt Financing
    • Chapter 23 Valuing Debt
    • Chapter 24 The Many Different Kinds of Debt
    • Chapter 25 Leasing
  • Part VIII: Risk Management
    • Chapter 26 Managing Risk
    • Chapter 27 Managing International Risks
  • Part IX: Financial Planning and Short-term Financial Management
    • Chapter 28 Financial Analysis and Planning 
    • Chapter 29 Short-term Financial Planning
    • Chapter 30 Credit Management
    • Chapter 31 Cash Management 
    • Chapter 32 Short-Term Lending and Borrowing
  • Part X: Mergers, Corporate Control, and Governance
    • Chapter 33 Mergers
    • Chapter 34 Control, Governance, and Financial Architecture
  • Part XI: Conclusions
    • Chapter 35 Conclusion: What We Do and Do Not Know About Finance


Principles of Corporate Finance

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Outstanding ********* (9 out of 10)

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 3:20 a.m.

The definitive book about Corporate Finance. Criticised for not going into the mathematical details enough, but I find it deep enough for me.


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