Essentials of financial management
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Cover
Half-title
Title Page
Copyright
Contents
Preface
Chapter 1. Financial Management — An overview
Meaning and Definition
Objectives of Financial Management
Status and Role of Finance Manager
Meaning of Return
Meaning of Risk
Types of Risk
Risk and Return Relationship
Tools to Measure the Risk
Functions of Financial Management
Significance of Financial Management
Functions of Treasurer and Financial Controller
Interface between Finance and Other Domain Functions
Approaches to Financial Management
Finance Function
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 2. Time Value of Money
Reasons for Time Preference
Future Value / Compound Value Techniques
Present Value / Discounting Value Techniques
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 3. Capital Budgeting
Meaning
Definitions
Features of Capital Budgeting
Objectives of Capital Budgeting
Significance of Capital Budgeting
Advantages of Capital Budgeting
Types of Capital Budgeting Decisions
Factors Influencing Capital Budgeting Decisions
Capital Budgeting Process
Methods of Evaluation of Capital Budgeting Proposals
Upgradation of Payback Period
Discounted Cash Flow Method (DCF)
Accept or Reject Criterion
Comparison of NPV, IRR and PI
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 4. Cost of Capital
Meaning
Definitions of Cost of Capital
Components of Cost of Capital
Importance of Cost of Capital
Factors Influencing Cost of Capital
Types of Cost of Capital
Computation of Cost of Capital
Capital Asset Pricing Model (Capm )
Weighted Average Cost of Capital (Wacc )
Marginal Cost of Capital
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 5. Financial Planning
Meaning
Definitions
Purpose of Financial Planning
Scope of Financial Planning
Objectives of Financial Planning
Factors to be Considered while Formulating a Financial Plan
Characteristics of Financial Planning
Essentials of Sound Financial Planning
Significance of Financial Planning
Limitations of Financial Planning
Estimation of Capital Requirements
Working Capital
Fixed Capital
Capitalisation
Capital and Capitalisation
Over Capitalisation
Under Capitalisation
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 6. Capital Structure
Meaning
Definitions
Pattern of Capital Structure
Difference between Capital Structure and Financial Structure
Difference between Capital Structure and Capitalisation
Features of Optimum Capital Structure
Factors Governing a Capital Structure
Technique of Planning the Capital Structure
Theories of Capital Structure
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 7. Leverage
Meaning
Definitions
Types of Leverage
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 8. Sources of Finance
Internal and External Sources of Financing
Classification of Sources of Financing
Types of Sources of Fund
Factors Affecting the Choice of Sources of Fund
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 9. Dividend Policy
Introduction
Major Dimensions of Dividend Policy
Meaning of Dividend
Rules Relating to Dividend
A Snapshot of Different Types of Dividend or Forms of Dividend
Source of Dividends
Objectives of Dividend Policy
Factors Determining / Influencing / Impacting Dividend Policy
Types of Dividend Policies
Stable Dividend Policy
Bonus Shares
Stock Split
Difference between Bonus Issue and Stock Split
Reverse Split
Right Issue
Dividend Theories
Comparison of Walter and Gordon Model
Irrelevant Concept of Dividend
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 10. Working Capital Management
Current Assets
Current Liability
A Snapshot of Component of Current Asset and Current Liability
Definitions
Annual Survey of Industries (1961)
Concept of Working Capital
Types of Working Capital
Need for Working Capital or Objects of Working Capital
Significance or Advantages of Working Capital
Dangers/Drawbacks of Excessive Working Capital
Drawbacks of Inadequate Working Capital
Working Capital Management
Working Capital Finance Mix
Estimating / Forecasting Working Capital Requirements
Computation of Working Capital Required
Sources of Working Capital
Factors Determining Working Capital Requirements
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 11. Cash Management
Meaning of Cash
Cash Management
Motives of Holding Cash
Dimensions of Cash Management
Benefits of Cash Budget
Cash Management Models
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 12. Receivables Management
Meaning of Receivables
Purpose of Receivables
Receivables Management
Optimum Size of Receivables
Dimensions of Receivables / Aspects of Receivables
Control of Receivables
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 13. Inventory Management
Introduction
Definitions
Meaning of the Term ‘Inventory’
Need or Purpose of Holding Inventory
Benefits of Holding Inventory
Risks / Dangers / Cost of Holding Inventory
Objectives of Inventory Control
Techniques of Inventory Control
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Annexure - I Time Value Index Factor Table
Annexure - II Glossary
Annexure - III University Question Paper of Recent Years

Dr. T. Srinivasan, Professor and Director of CDOE at Annamalai University, previously held roles including Deputy Director, Public Information Officer, and Coordinator of the College Development Council. With over 30 years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, he has authored two textbooks, edited six books, and contributed to 70 papers in prestigious journals. He has presented 34 papers at national and international conferences and has successfully supervised 24 M. Phil and seven Ph.D. students, currently mentoring four Ph.D. candidates. His expertise lies in Finance, Accounting, and Taxation.

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Table of contents
Cover
Half-title
Title Page
Copyright
Contents
Preface
Chapter 1. Financial Management — An overview
Meaning and Definition
Objectives of Financial Management
Status and Role of Finance Manager
Meaning of Return
Meaning of Risk
Types of Risk
Risk and Return Relationship
Tools to Measure the Risk
Functions of Financial Management
Significance of Financial Management
Functions of Treasurer and Financial Controller
Interface between Finance and Other Domain Functions
Approaches to Financial Management
Finance Function
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 2. Time Value of Money
Reasons for Time Preference
Future Value / Compound Value Techniques
Present Value / Discounting Value Techniques
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 3. Capital Budgeting
Meaning
Definitions
Features of Capital Budgeting
Objectives of Capital Budgeting
Significance of Capital Budgeting
Advantages of Capital Budgeting
Types of Capital Budgeting Decisions
Factors Influencing Capital Budgeting Decisions
Capital Budgeting Process
Methods of Evaluation of Capital Budgeting Proposals
Upgradation of Payback Period
Discounted Cash Flow Method (DCF)
Accept or Reject Criterion
Comparison of NPV, IRR and PI
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 4. Cost of Capital
Meaning
Definitions of Cost of Capital
Components of Cost of Capital
Importance of Cost of Capital
Factors Influencing Cost of Capital
Types of Cost of Capital
Computation of Cost of Capital
Capital Asset Pricing Model (Capm )
Weighted Average Cost of Capital (Wacc )
Marginal Cost of Capital
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 5. Financial Planning
Meaning
Definitions
Purpose of Financial Planning
Scope of Financial Planning
Objectives of Financial Planning
Factors to be Considered while Formulating a Financial Plan
Characteristics of Financial Planning
Essentials of Sound Financial Planning
Significance of Financial Planning
Limitations of Financial Planning
Estimation of Capital Requirements
Working Capital
Fixed Capital
Capitalisation
Capital and Capitalisation
Over Capitalisation
Under Capitalisation
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 6. Capital Structure
Meaning
Definitions
Pattern of Capital Structure
Difference between Capital Structure and Financial Structure
Difference between Capital Structure and Capitalisation
Features of Optimum Capital Structure
Factors Governing a Capital Structure
Technique of Planning the Capital Structure
Theories of Capital Structure
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 7. Leverage
Meaning
Definitions
Types of Leverage
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 8. Sources of Finance
Internal and External Sources of Financing
Classification of Sources of Financing
Types of Sources of Fund
Factors Affecting the Choice of Sources of Fund
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 9. Dividend Policy
Introduction
Major Dimensions of Dividend Policy
Meaning of Dividend
Rules Relating to Dividend
A Snapshot of Different Types of Dividend or Forms of Dividend
Source of Dividends
Objectives of Dividend Policy
Factors Determining / Influencing / Impacting Dividend Policy
Types of Dividend Policies
Stable Dividend Policy
Bonus Shares
Stock Split
Difference between Bonus Issue and Stock Split
Reverse Split
Right Issue
Dividend Theories
Comparison of Walter and Gordon Model
Irrelevant Concept of Dividend
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 10. Working Capital Management
Current Assets
Current Liability
A Snapshot of Component of Current Asset and Current Liability
Definitions
Annual Survey of Industries (1961)
Concept of Working Capital
Types of Working Capital
Need for Working Capital or Objects of Working Capital
Significance or Advantages of Working Capital
Dangers/Drawbacks of Excessive Working Capital
Drawbacks of Inadequate Working Capital
Working Capital Management
Working Capital Finance Mix
Estimating / Forecasting Working Capital Requirements
Computation of Working Capital Required
Sources of Working Capital
Factors Determining Working Capital Requirements
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 11. Cash Management
Meaning of Cash
Cash Management
Motives of Holding Cash
Dimensions of Cash Management
Benefits of Cash Budget
Cash Management Models
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 12. Receivables Management
Meaning of Receivables
Purpose of Receivables
Receivables Management
Optimum Size of Receivables
Dimensions of Receivables / Aspects of Receivables
Control of Receivables
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Chapter 13. Inventory Management
Introduction
Definitions
Meaning of the Term ‘Inventory’
Need or Purpose of Holding Inventory
Benefits of Holding Inventory
Risks / Dangers / Cost of Holding Inventory
Objectives of Inventory Control
Techniques of Inventory Control
Illustrations
Exercises
Multiple Choice Questions
Review Questions
Annexure - I Time Value Index Factor Table
Annexure - II Glossary
Annexure - III University Question Paper of Recent Years
Biographical note

Dr. T. Srinivasan, Professor and Director of CDOE at Annamalai University, previously held roles including Deputy Director, Public Information Officer, and Coordinator of the College Development Council. With over 30 years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, he has authored two textbooks, edited six books, and contributed to 70 papers in prestigious journals. He has presented 34 papers at national and international conferences and has successfully supervised 24 M. Phil and seven Ph.D. students, currently mentoring four Ph.D. candidates. His expertise lies in Finance, Accounting, and Taxation.

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