Ivo Welch, Corporate Finance: 4th Edition, 2017

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The book should have so few errata that we can list them here.

  1. Introduction General MFE
  2. Part I: Value and Capital Budgeting General MFE
  3. Present Value General MFE
  4. Stock and Bond Valuation: Annuities and Perpetuities General MFE
  5. A First Encounter with Capital Budgeting Rules General MFE
  6. Part II: Risk and Return General MFE
  7. Time-Varying Rates of Return and the Yield Curve General MFE
  8. Uncertainty, Default, and Risk General MFE
  9. A First Look at Investments General MFE
  10. Investor Choice: Risk and Reward General MFE
  11. Benchmarked Costs of Capital General MFE
    • Errata: Geometric or Arithmetic Cash Flows and Benchmarks?: 40% in the example is a standard deviation, not a variance.
  12. The Capital Asset Pricing Model General MFE
    Errata: EOC Q10.27. Replaces 7% with $1,000.
  13. Part III: Market Efficiency General MFE
  14. Market Imperfections General MFE
  15. Perfect and Efficient Markets, and Classical and Behavioral Finance General MFE
  16. Capital Budgeting Applications and Pitfalls General MFE
  17. Part IV: Real-World Applications General MFE
  18. From Financial Statements to Economic Cash Flows General MFE
  19. Valuation from Comparables and Financial Ratios General MFE
  20. Part V: Capital Structure and Payout Patterns General MFE
  21. Corporate Claims General MFE
  22. Capital Structure in a Perfect Market General MFE
  23. Taxes and Capital Structure General MFE
  24. More Imperfect-Market Capital Structure General MFE
  25. Equity Payouts: Dividends and Share Repurchases General MFE
  26. Part VI: Projecting the Future General MFE
  27. Pro Forma Financial Statements and the PepsiCo Case General MFE

For instructor flexibility sake, important chapters like options and derivatives, international finance, corporate governance, etc., will be available in the same pdf format, but not in the printed version. The companion is not yet updated to v4, much less edited or organized. It has appendixes for chapters 3,5,8,9,12,13,17,18,21; and chapters on [22] capital structure changes; [23] empirical capital structure patterns; [24] investment banks and M&A; [25] corporate governance; and [26] international finance; and [27] Options and Risk Management.


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