Fundamentals of Financial Management, Concise Edition,
10th Edition

Eugene F. Brigham, Joel F. Houston

ISBN-13: 9781337902571 | ISBN-10: 1337902578

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 704 pages

List Price USD $249.95


Gain a solid understanding of today's corporate finance and financial management with Brigham/Houston’s market-leading FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, CONCISE EDITION, 10E. A unique balance of the latest theory and hands-on applications introduces corporate finance with an emphasis on the concept of valuation throughout and Time Value of Money (TVM) early in the book – giving you ample time to absorb the concepts fully. Discussions review the effects of today's changing technology and globalization, the evolution of financial markets in recent years, on-going shifts in the global political and economic environment and the impact of tax cuts and jobs acts. Recent examples, applications and integrated cases offer insights into the reasons behind corporate budgeting, financing and working capital decision making. In addition, MindTap for Finance offers updated Excel® Spreadsheet Models, an Adaptive Test Prep app, interactive eReader and Excel Online (EO) Problems as well as "how to" videos, Concept Clips and walk-through solutions videos.

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Meet the Authors

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Dr. Eugene F. Brigham is graduate research professor emeritus at the University of Florida, where he has taught since 1971. He received his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina. Prior to joining the University of Florida, Dr. Brigham held teaching positions at the University of Connecticut, the University of Wisconsin and the University of California-Los Angeles. A former president of the Financial Management Association, he has written many journal articles on the cost of capital, capital structure and other aspects of financial management. He has authored or co-authored 10 textbooks on managerial finance and managerial economics that are used at more than 1,000 universities in the United States and have been translated into 11 languages worldwide. In addition to his academic writing, Dr. Brigham continues to teach, consult and complete research. He has served as a consultant to many corporations and government agencies, including the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the U.S. Office of Telecommunications Policy and the RAND Corp. He has also testified as an expert witness in numerous electric, gas and telephone rate cases at both federal and state levels. Dr. Brigham spends his spare time on the golf course, enjoying time with his family and dogs and tackling outdoor adventure activities, such as biking through Alaska.

Dr. Joel F. Houston is the Eugene F. Brigham Professor of Finance at the University of Florida. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College. Prior to his appointment at the University of Florida, Dr. Houston was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Dr. Houston's research is primarily in the areas of corporate finance and financial institutions. His work has been published in top journals including The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Accounting Research and Financial Management. Dr. Houston also currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Financial Services Research and the Journal of Financial Economic Policy. Since arriving at the University of Florida in 1987, Dr. Houston has received more than 25 teaching awards and has been actively involved in both undergraduate and graduate education. In addition to co-authoring leading textbooks in financial management, Dr. Houston has participated in management education programs for the PURC/World Bank Program, Southern Company, Exelon Corporation and Volume Services America. He enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife (Sherry), son (Chris), daughter (Meredith) and grandson (Teddy). He is an avid sports fan who follows the Florida Gators as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins.

  • COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS THE LATEST RESEARCH, TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM THE FIELD. Today's most recent real examples reflect current situations affecting familiar companies.
  • UPDATED MATERIAL ON "TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT" AND TAX RATES/TAX TREATMENTS REFLECTS THE LATEST CHANGES. Chapter 3's tax discussions as well as treatment of taxes throughout this edition and all end-of-chapter problems now incorporate the latest information. These updates keep Cost of Capital, Capital Budgeting and Capital Structure chapters current as well.
  • NEW DISCUSSION IN CHAPTER 6 REFLECTS CHANGE IN THE FEDERAL RESERVE’S POLICY. Students examine how the Federal Reserve’s policy has shifted from one of aggressive quantitative to easing into a new policy of slowly increasing interest rates. Students discuss the potential ramifications of this shift for the economy and for businesses.
  • QUICK QUESTIONS CHALLENGE STUDENTS TO SOLVE CRITICAL FINANCIAL QUESTIONS. Located in key chapters, these questions are set aside in boxes within the text. After posing the question, the exercise walks students step-by-step through the process of finding its solution. The authors designed these questions to parallel the activity in a classroom setting, in which students progress through an example to make concepts more concrete.
  • INNOVATIVE ADAPTIVE TEST PREP APP HELPS STUDENT MAXIMIZE STUDY TIME. Students decide how many quiz questions they want to review, and the app generates a preparatory quiz -- using questions similar to your exam questions. The app provides students with feedback on every question, and students can continue practicing until they feel confident about taking the exam.
  • APLIA’S "PREPARING FOR FINANCE" TUTORIALS EQUIP STUDENTS WITH SKILLS NECESSARY FOR YOUR COURSE AND BEYOND. These helpful tutorials guide your students in confronting and overcoming deficiencies in prerequisite math, accounting, economics and statistics. These valuable learning tools even include a tutorial on effectively using a financial calculator.
  • INSIGHTFUL REAL-WORLD EXAMPLES BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN CONCEPT AND APPLICATION. Numerous actual examples drawn from businesses today appear throughout the text to clarify concepts. Examples vary from a broad discussion of the role of hedge funds and private equity of major firms and a detailed breakdown of the cash conversion cycle components for several leading companies to up-to-date coverage of corporate bond ratings, yields and dividend payouts for a broad range of companies.
  • CURRENT EXCEL® MODELS GIVE STUDENTS HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE USING EXCEL TO PROBLEM-SOLVE. This edition's up-to-date spreadsheet models parallel the discussion of each topic within the text. The models also incorporate in-text graphics to quickly show students how many of the problems can be solved using Excel.
  • INTEGRATED SPREADSHEET MODELS HELP STUDENTS REFINE FINANCIAL PROBLEM-SOLVING TECHNIQUES. More than just Excel® templates, these integrated Spreadsheet Models accompany all but the first chapter and guide students in developing effective techniques for financial problem solving. Spreadsheet Models serve as useful tutorials that demonstrate how to maximize Excel as a powerful finance tool.
  • AUTHOR-WRITTEN SUPPLEMENTS PROVIDE CONSISTENCY THROUGHOUT THIS COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE. You and your students find the same level of accuracy and precision crafting that has made this text a leader throughout all of this edition’s supplements. Prepared by the text authors to ensure consistency, this seamless, integrated package includes a comprehensive Instructor’s Manual, sizeable Test Bank, MindTap and numerous other digital resources.
  • MINDTAP ONLINE RESOURCES PROVIDE COURSE MANAGEMENT FOR YOU AND A HIGHLY PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS. MindTap digital resources combine readings, multimedia, activities and assessments into a singular Learning Path, which now includes Interactive Chapter Reading, Problem Demonstrations, BluePrint Problems and the Online Homework Assignment. Personalize the Learning Path for your students by customizing the digital resources or adding your own content via apps that integrate seamlessly.
  • UNIQUE BALANCE OF THEORY AND PRACTICE KEEPS TODAY’S STUDENTS ENGAGED AND FOCUSED. The hallmark strength of this leading finance text is that it clearly introduces important financial theories using a practically focused presentation. Students immediately see the impact and importance of financial theories and trends at work through proven learning features, a variety of current real financial and business world examples, practical problem sets, and integrated mini-cases.
  • FOCUSED SELF-TEST PROBLEMS HELP ENSURE STUDENT UNDERSTANDING THROUGHOUT THE CHAPTER. Strategically placed Self-test Problems appear immediately after each major section of the chapter, enabling students to test their comprehension as they work through the text, instead of waiting until the conclusion of the chapter.

Table of Contents

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1. An Overview of Financial Management.
2. Financial Markets and Institutions.
3. Financial Statements, Cash Flow, and Taxes.
4. Analysis of Financial Statements.
Web Appendix 4A: Common Size and Percent Change Analyses.
5. Time Value of Money.
Web Appendix 5A: Continuous Compounding and Discounting.
Web Appendix 5B: Growing Annuities.
6. Interest Rates.
7. Bonds and Their Valuation.
Web Appendix 7A: Zero Coupon Bonds.
Web Appendix 7B: Bond Risk and Duration.
Web Appendix 7C: Bankruptcy and Reorganization.
8. Risk and Rates of Return.
Web Appendix 8A: Calculating Beta Coefficients.
9. Stocks and Their Valuation.
Appendix 9A: Stock Market Equilibrium.
10. The Cost of Capital.
Web Appendix 10A: The Cost of New Common Stock and WACC.
11. The Basics of Capital Budgeting.
12. Cash Flow Estimation and Risk Analysis.
Appendix 12A: Tax Depreciation.
Web Appendix 12B: Refunding Operations.
Web Appendix 12C: Using the CAPM to Estimate the Risk-Adjusted Cost of Capital.
Web Appendix 12D: Techniques for Measuring Beta Risk.
Web Appendix 12E: Comparing Mutually Exclusive Projects with Unequal Lives.
Web Appendix 12F: Real Options: Investment Timing, Growth, and Flexibility.
13. Capital Structure and Leverage.
Web Appendix 13A: Degree of Leverage.
14. Distributions to Shareholders: Dividends and Share Repurchases.
Web Appendix 14A: An Example: The Residual Dividend Model.
15. Working Capital Management.
Web Appendix 15A: Inventory Management.
Web Appendix 15B: Short-Term Loans and Bank Financing.
16. Financial Planning and Forecasting.
Web Appendix 16A: Forecasting Financial Requirements When Financial Ratios Change.
17. Multinational Financial Management.
Appendix A: Solutions to Self-Test Questions and Problems.
Appendix B: Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Problems.
Appendix C: Selected Equations and Tables.

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