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943-945 Warren Road

This case, intended for MBA and executive education audiences, investigates whether an LLC should invest in a real estate deal. The materials provide a straightforward opportunity for applying discoun ...

A Comparison of the Weighted-Average Cost of Capital and Equity-Residual Approaches to Valuation

This technical note compares two methods of treating debt usage in discounted-cash-flow valuation of investment projects or companies. The note demonstrates that the approach using weighted average co ...

Applying the Capital Asset Pricing Model

This note discusses how some of the most financially sophisticated companies and financial advisors estimate the cost of equity capital. It focuses on areas where finance theory is silent or ambiguous ...

Baker Packaging, Inc.

Students consider which capital budgeting approach to take when evaluating a packaging manufacturer's joint venture proposal. Suitable for MBA and undergraduate students, the case presents a scenario ...

Capital Structure Theory: A Current Perspective

Finance scholars' approach to capital-structure issues reflects a progression of thought over time. This note provides an overview of the current state of capital-structure theory. One perspective on ...

Carrier and Tyler Refrigeration: An Acquisition For Growth

Carrier, a division of multibusiness United Technologies Corporation (UTC), is looking for ways to grow its business. Carrier is considering expansion into commercial refrigeration and is examining a ...

Cash Flows and Pro Formas

This note links pro forma forecasting of financial statements with project valuation of cash flows. Students are shown the link among income statements, balance sheets, and cash flows. The exercise af ...

Catalyst Health Solutions: A Script for Success?

In February 2011, David Blair, CEO of Catalyst Health Solutions, was considering another acquisition. Catalyst was already the fastest-growing pharmacy benefit management company in the United States, ...

Debt Financing, Firm Value, and the Cost of Capital

This note is suitable for an introductory MBA course in corporate finance. It explores how managers determine the proper amount of debt financing to use to fund a firm's operations. It examines the fu ...

Frank Spence

This case features an entrepreneur who must decide whether to sell his small distribution company. The case explores several issues for class discussion: (1) valuation of a private company, (2) assess ...

Fundamentals Of Capital Budgeting

This note provides an introduction to evaluation of corporate investment projects. Decision criteria such as net present value, internal rate of return, and paybacks are discussed. Specific examples a ...

Fundamentals of Discounted Cash Flow

This note introduces the time value of money and the general discounted-cash-flow approach to valuation. It covers present value, future value, and effective interest rates, and includes specific exam ...
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