Business Analysis and Valuation: Using Financial Statements, Text and Cases
4 Rev ed
3 Aug 2007
Krishna G. Palepu
This text has a valuation emphasis and focuses on a four-part framework: (1) business strategy analysis for developing an understanding of a firm's competitive strategy; (2) accounting analysis for representing the firm's business economics and strategy in its financial statements, and for developing adjusted accounting measures of performance; (3) financial analysis for ratio analysis and cash flow measures of operating; and (4) prospective analysis. The text shows how this business analysis and valuation framework can be applied to a variety of decision contexts: securities analysis, credit analysis, corporate financing policies analysis, mergers and acquisitions analysis, and governance and communication analysis. It also offers one Harvard case per chapter as well as an entirely separate section for additional cases.