FIND AN ARTICLE OF RELEVANCE TO CONTEMPORARY "CORPORATE FINANCIAL" ISSUES FROM VARIOUS BUSINESS PUBLICATIONS (DAILY NEWSPAPERS, WEEKLY OR MONTHLY BUSINESS MAGAZINES, FINANCIAL WEB SITES, ETC) AND FINANCE ACADEMIC JOURNALS. AFTER READING THE ARTICLE YOU CHOOSE, YOU NEED TO BRIEFLY SUMMARIZE THE ARTICLE AND DEVELOP YOUR OPINION(S)/ARGUMENT(S) /CRITIQUE(S) ON THE ISSUE REVEALED IN THE ARTICLE IN YOUR WORDS. THE ISSUES SHOULD BE RELATED TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF BUSINESS.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 6:04 am ad1c9bdddf
Swamy, M. R. K. (2009). Financial Management Call For New Approach To Ethical-Based Financial Statement Analysis. Journal of Financial Management & Analysis, 22(2), 70-84.
Swamy (2009) provides that businesses have not been conducting financial transactions ethically whereby the business environment is characterized by moral bankruptcy and this has resulted in financial problems caused by business failures and insolvencies. The author of the article questions whether business success is solely dependent on profit and also questions the means in which profit is generated. The article provides that businesses are heavily focused on profit generation to an extent that they forgo ethical and human values which are essential in financial management.
According to Swamy (2009), organizations are engaging in fraudulent transactions such as currency trafficking and manipulating and falsifying financial accounts and this has led to numerous business failures. Problems in financial management are exhibited in poor corporate governance whereby financial statements do not give an accurate position of a business. Inaccurate ...
A corporate finance relevance is examined.
• Assume that you recently received your MBA and now work as an assistant to the CFO of a large corporation. Your boss has asked you to prepare a financial forecast for the coming year. Address the following questions:
• How would you set up the model to be presented to the executives? How many scenarios would you choose? What other information would you provide? What would you not include and why?
• What are the pros and cons of being able to examine the results of changing dividend policy and capital structure policy?
• What are the values of financial forecasting? What is your opinion of the most important points to keep in mind when creating financial forecasts?
• Why is the NPV method for budgeting accepted as the most valuable budgeting tool? If you were not allowed to use NPV for a budget you were developing, what other method(s) would you use? Explain your choices.
• Project S has a cost of $10,000 and is expected to produce cash flows of $3,000 per year for 5 years. Project L costs $25,000 and is expected to generate cash flows of $7,400 per year for 5 years.
• What is the NPV, IRR, MIRR, and PI for each project, assuming a 12 percent cost of capital?
• Which project would you select, assuming they are mutually exclusive, using each ranking? Why? Which project should you actually choose? Why?
• How do simulation analysis and scenario analysis differ in the way they treat very bad and very good outcomes? What does this imply about using each technique to evaluate risk?
Franco Modigliani and Merton Miller are considered the architects of capital structure theory. They had many ideas regarding capital structure and the implications of that structure on a firm's performance. Since their first article was published in 1958, many financial theorists have attempted to test the validity of existing capital theories. This assignment will allow you to take a look at some major capital structure theories and how they influence finance.
• What does the following statement mean to you? "One type of leverage affects both EBIT and EPS. The other type affects only EPS."
• What conclusions did Modigliani and Miller draw regarding the effect of capital structure on a firm's value and cost of capital, assuming no corporate taxes?
• How do their conclusions change when each introduces corporate taxes? Explain.
• If a firm's managers thought that Modigliani and Miller were exactly right, what capital structure would they choose to maximize their firm's value? Why?
• Choose two criticisms of the MM models of capital structure. Write an argument positing that those criticisms do not outweigh the benefits of those theories.
• Have you ever wanted to go into business for yourself? Why or why not?
• What tradeoffs does the entrepreneur face?
• Why is entrepreneurship so important in a market economy?