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By Aswath Damodaran

Readable and usable standard and priceless in process, this article offers the sensible and succinct recommendation that scholars and practitioners want, instead of a sole focus on debate idea, assumptions, or types. Like no different textual content of its type, the writer applies company finance to genuine businesses. the recent 3rd version has 4 real-world middle businesses to check and persist with. Perfected suited to MBA courses’ company finance and fairness valuation classes, all company judgements are categorized into 3 teams: the funding, financing, and dividend judgements.

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Watson,: Disney chairman in 1983 and 1984 6. *E. Cardon Walker: Disney chairman and chief executive, 1980–83 7. *Gary L. Wilson: Disney chief financial officer, 1985–89 8. *Thomas S. Murphy: Former chairman and chief executive of Capital Cities/ABC Inc. *Former officials of Disney 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Outsiders Reveta F. Bowers: Head of school for the Center for Early Education, where Mr. Eisner’s children attended class Ignacio E. ,: Chairman of Lozano Enterprises, publisher of La Opinion newspaper in Los Angeles George J.

Consequently, managers can concentrate on maximizing stock prices. In the process, stockholder wealth and firm value will be maximized, and society will be made better off. 1. 1 Stock Price Maximization: The Costless Scenario STOCKHOLDERS Hire & fire managers Lend Money BONDHOLDERS Maximize stockholder wealth No Social Costs Managers Protect Interests of lenders Reveal information honestly and on time SOCIETY Costs can be traced to firm Markets are efficient and assess effect of news on value FINANCIAL MARKETS Maximize Stock Prices: Real-World Conflicts of Interest Even a casual perusal of the assumptions needed for stock price maximization to be the only objective when making decisions suggests that there are potential shortcomings in each one.

The stockholders’ wealth increases concurrently. This effect is dramatically illustrated in the case of acquisitions funded primarily with debt, where the debt ratio increases and the bond rating drops significantly. 20 Dividend policy is another issue on which a conflict of interest may arise between stockholders and bondholders. The effect of higher dividends on stock prices can be debated in theory, with differences of opinion on whether it should increase or decrease 19Bhagat, Sanjai and Bernard Black, 1999, “The Uncertain Relationship between Board Composition and Firm Performance,” Business Lawyer, 54, 921–963.

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