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April 2021
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April 2021
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Corporate Finance (Canadian Edition)

Version 2.1
By Stan Eakins and William McNally

Key Features

  • The Canadian edition reflects spelling, grammar, and punctuation appropriate to Canadian usage. Many examples are adapted to reflect Canadian companies and situations.
  • Includes two chapters that do not appear in the US edition: Chapter 19—Advanced Capital Structure and Chapter 20—Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Over 300 short videos (1–5 mins.) scripted and recorded by the authors provide detailed solutions to examples, explain the meanings behind key concepts and topics, and fully support a flipped-classroom option.
  • Online learning components embedded in the digital reader version include:
    • "Explain It" videos demonstrate key concepts and clarify topics that typically confuse learners.
    • "Explore It" videos provide richer context by walking students through animations where the inputs are manipulated, and the authors discuss the implications.
    • Three types of solutions videos accompany most examples: 1) showing the algebra; 2) showing the financial calculator keystrokes; and 3) demonstrating the solution with Excel™.
    • Downloadable Excel™  templates for most examples.
    • Autograded quizzes and flashcards
    • Hyperlinked glossary
  • Key chapters are organized in easily managed, "bite-sized" chunks and all chapters were built with a modular course structure in mind.
  • All supplements were written by the authors and have been class tested for over twenty years with thousands of students, including an instructor’s manual with chapter summaries, outlines, additional quiz questions, discussion questions, sample problems, and a mini case; a test bank containing over 2,000 items; a rich set of PowerPoint lecture slides; and FlatWorld Homework with over 1,000 items.

Appropriate for courses on principles of finance, managerial finance, financial management, or corporate finance for finance majors and minors at the undergraduate level and first courses  in the MBA finance curriculum.

Corporate Finance (Canadian Edition) is the first principles of finance textbook that was written specifically for delivery on an online platform. In this first edition published with FlatWorld, this book’s pioneering digital-first strategy has found a perfect home. The book encourages students to push beyond rote memorization of “how to do the math” to truly understand the meaning of the numbers. Over 300 video explanations scripted and recorded by the authors support online learning, on-demand review of concepts, and successfully close the common gap in learning the financial concepts that underpin the skills and mechanics of finance.

In a typical corporate finance course, a lot of time is spent teaching students the key mathematical concepts, which doesn’t leave much time for teaching applications. To combat this challenge, Corporate Finance includes a series of author-recorded videos embedded throughout the digital version that enable students to practice operations in conjunction with learning about the key concepts, freeing up valuable class time to learn how to apply these concepts to issues in the world of finance. 

In Progress

All instructor supplements will be available by April 30, 2021.

Homework system for this title will be live by April 30, 2021.

  • About the Authors
  • Dedication
  • Preface 
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Finance

  • 1.1 The Financial System
  • 1.2 Money and Capital Markets
  • 1.3 Primary and Secondary Markets
  • 1.4 Corporate Governance
  • 1.5 Six Important Ideas in Finance
  • Chapter 2: Financial Statements and Ratio Analysis

  • 2.1 The Financial Statements
  • 2.2 The Goals of Financial Analysis
  • 2.3 Financial Statement and Ratio Analysis
  • 2.4 Common-Sized Financial Statements
  • 2.5 DuPont Ratio Analysis
  • 2.6 Putting the Ratios to Work
  • Chapter 3: Introduction to the Time Value of Money

  • 3.1 Interest and Timelines
  • 3.2 Future Value of a Sum
  • 3.3 The Effective Interest Rate
  • 3.4 Solving for Rate and Time Periods
  • 3.5 Present Value of a Sum
  • Chapter 4: Annuities and Loans

  • 4.1 Future Value of Streams of Payments
  • 4.2 Present Value of Streams of Payments
  • 4.3 Help with Advanced Time Value Problems
  • 4.4 Balloon Loans
  • 4.5 Amortized Loans
  • Chapter 5: Introduction to Risk and Return

  • 5.1 The Risk–Return Relationship
  • 5.2 Computing the Return on a Single Asset
  • 5.3 Evaluating the Risk of Holding a Single Asset
  • 5.4 Computing the Expected Return for a Portfolio of Assets
  • 5.5 Evaluating the Risk of a Portfolio of Assets
  • Chapter 6: Portfolio Theory

  • 6.1 Diversification
  • 6.2 The Market Portfolio
  • 6.3 Systematic Risk
  • 6.4 Portfolios with the Risk-Free Asset
  • 6.5 Risk and Return in Equilibrium
  • Chapter 7: Interest Rates and Bonds

  • 7.1 Zero Coupon Bond Features and Markets
  • 7.2 Expectations and Forward Rates
  • 7.3 Determinants of the Shape of the Yield Curve
  • 7.4 Coupon Bond Features and Markets
  • 7.5 Coupon Bond Yields and Pricing
  • 7.6 Coupon Bond Price Properties
  • 7.7 Appendix: Forward Rates, Expectations, and Maturity Preference
  • Chapter 8: Stock Valuation and Market Efficiency

  • 8.1 Features of Stocks and Stock Markets
  • 8.2 Valuation of Preferred Stock
  • 8.3 The Valuation of Common Stock Using the Dividend Discount Model
  • 8.4 Stock Repurchases and the Total Payout Model
  • 8.5 Price Earnings Valuation Method
  • 8.6 The Efficient Markets Hypothesis
  • Chapter 9: Capital Budgeting: Introduction and Techniques

  • 9.1 Why Do Capital Budgeting?
  • 9.2 Steps in the Capital Budgeting Process
  • 9.3 Overview of Techniques for Analyzing Projects
  • 9.4 Net Present Value and Profitability Index
  • 9.5 Internal Rate of Return and MIRR
  • Chapter 10: Capital Budgeting: Estimating Cash Flows

  • 10.1 Free Cash Flow
  • 10.2 Expansion Projects: Basic
  • 10.3 Replacement Projects: Basic
  • 10.4 Capital Budget Refinements
  • 10.5 Appendix 1: Expansion Projects Using CCA
  • 10.6 Appendix 2: Replacement Projects Using CCA
  • Chapter 11: Cost of Capital

  • 11.1 Why Compute the Cost of Capital
  • 11.2 After-Tax Cost of Debt
  • 11.3 Cost of Preferred Stock
  • 11.4 Cost of Common Stock
  • 11.5 Computing a Weighted Average Cost of Capital
  • 11.6 Divisional Cost of Capital
  • Chapter 12: Capital Structure

  • 12.1 Measures of Leverage
  • 12.2 The Effects of Leverage
  • 12.3 Capital Structure with No Taxes
  • 12.4 Capital Structure with Taxes
  • 12.5 The Static Trade-off Theory
  • Chapter 13: Dividends, Repurchases, and Splits

  • 13.1 Distributions
  • 13.2 Dividends
  • 13.3 Stock Repurchases
  • 13.4 Stock Dividends and Splits
  • Chapter 14: Financial Planning and Forecasting

  • 14.1 Sales Forecasting
  • 14.2 Cash Budgeting
  • 14.3 Financial Statements Forecasting
  • 14.4 Additional Funds Needed and Growth
  • Chapter 15: The Management of Working Capital

  • 15.1 The Operating Period and Cash Conversion Cycle
  • 15.2 How to Manage Inventory
  • 15.3 How to Manage Accounts Receivable
  • 15.4 How to Manage Cash
  • 15.5 Short-Term Financing Alternatives
  • Chapter 16: International Finance

  • 16.1 Basics of Exchange Rates
  • 16.2 How Exchange Rates are Established
  • 16.3 Interest Rate Parity
  • 16.4 International Finance Risk
  • 16.5 Foreign Investments
  • Chapter 17: Corporate Valuation

  • 17.1 Advanced Financial Statements Forecasting
  • 17.2 Free Cash Flow
  • 17.3 Discounted Free Cash Flow Valuation
  • 17.4 Discounted Cash Flow to Equity
  • Chapter 18: Futures and Options

  • 18.1 Forward Contracts
  • 18.2 Futures Contracts
  • 18.3 Hedging with Futures Contracts
  • 18.4 Option Contracts
  • 18.5 Option Payoffs and Profits
  • 18.6 Option Pricing
  • Chapter 19: Advanced Capital Structure

  • 19.1 Leverage and a Fixed D/V Ratio
  • 19.2 Leverage and Systematic Risk
  • 19.3 Summary of Capital Structure Theory
  • 19.4 Other Effects of Leverage
  • Chapter 20: Mergers and Acquisitions

  • 20.1 The Basic Terminology of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • 20.2 The Economic Gains to Mergers
  • 20.3 Evaluating Acquisitions
  • 20.4 Defence Tactics
  • In Progress

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    Homework system for this title will be live by April 30, 2021.

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    Stan Eakins East Carolina University

    Stanley G. Eakins (PhD Arizona State University) is the former Dean for the College of Business, Associate Dean, Chair of the Department of Finance, and Professor of Finance at East Carolina University (ECU). Prior to beginning his academic work, Stan gained practical experience serving as vice president and comptroller at the First National Bank of Fairbanks and as a commercial and real estate loan officer. A founder of Denali title and escrow agency, a title insurance company in Fairbanks, Alaska, he also ran the operations side of a bank and was the chief finance officer for a multimillion-dollar construction and development company.


    William McNally Wilfrid Laurier University

    William J. McNally (PhD University of Toronto) is Professor of Finance at Wilfrid Laurier University. Will taught at the University of Victoria before joining the faculty at Laurier. His primary research interests are in stock repurchases, insider trading, and market microstructure. Will’s research has been published in journals such as Management Science, Financial Management, The Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, The Journal of Banking and Finance, and The Journal of Financial Research. Will is a founder and on-going supervisor of the Laurier Student Investment Fund—a student investment fund started in 2001. He previously worked as an economic consultant and as a research economist at the Fraser Institute, a Vancouver-based economic think tank.

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