Corporate Finance Basics

Corporate finance deals with financing, capital structure, and money management to help maximize returns and shareholder value.

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LIBOR: What the London Interbank Offered Rate Is, How It's Used
Return on investment
Payback Period Explained, With the Formula and How to Calculate It
Series B Financing: Definition, Examples, and Funding Sources
Ex Works (EXW) vs. Free on Board (FOB): What's the Difference?
Private vs. Public Company: What's the Difference?
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Capital Lease: What It Means in Accounting, 4 Criteria
Clawback
Clawback: Definition, Meaning, How It Works, and Example
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Loss Leader Strategy: Definition and How It Works in Retail
Contract
Retainer Fee Meaning, Uses, Example, and How It Works
Reverse Stock Split
Reverse Stock Split: What It Is, How It Works, Examples
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Special Warranty Deed: Definition, Use, Vs. General Warranty Deed
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Optimal Use of Financial Leverage in a Corporate Capital Structure
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How to Determine the Proper Weights of Costs of Capital
Optimal Capital Structure
Optimal Capital Structure Definition: Meaning, Factors, and Limitations
An Introduction to Capital Budgeting
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Equity Financing vs. Debt Financing: What's the Difference?
Asset Financing
Authorized Share Capital
Authorized Share Capital: Definition, Example, and Types
Capital Funding
Capital Funding
Cash Position: Definition, Ratios, and Example
Financial Structure
Levered Free Cash Flow
What Is Levered Free Cash Flow (LFCF)? Definition and Calculation
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Non-Controlling Interest
Parent Company: Definition, Types, and Examples
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Profit Center: Characteristics vs. a Cost Center, With Examples
Strategic Financial Management
Strategic Financial Management: Definition, Benefits, and Example
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Underwriting Agreement
Economic Life
Non-Cash Charge: Definition and Examples in Accounting
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Deferred Expenses vs. Prepaid Expenses: What's the Difference?
Activity-Based Management (ABM) Definition and Examples
The BCG Matrix
Understanding the BCG Growth Share Matrix and How to Use It
Cost of Labor (aka Labour Costs): What It Is, Why It Matters
Decision Support System (DSS): What It Is and How Businesses Use Them
Incremental Analysis: Definition, Types, Importance, and Example
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Letter of Intent (LOI)
Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE)
Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE) Definition and Example
Proxy Definition, How It Works, Statements, Benefits, & Example
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Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP): Definition and Rules
Recurring Revenue
Recurring Revenue
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Scrap Value Depreciation Formula and Example Using It
Service Charge Definition, Types, and Why It's Not a Tip
Shipping
Trade Finance: What It Is, How It Works, Benefits
Value Engineering
Value Engineering: Definition, Meaning, and How It Works
Measuring Company Efficiency To Maximize Profits
Down Round
Accelerated Bookbuild
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How Do Companies Benefit From Interest Rate and Currency Swaps?
How Should a Company Budget for Capital Expenditures?
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Liquidity Management in Business and Investing
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Interest Rate Gap: Definition, What It Measures, and Calculation
Shareholder Value Added (SVA)
Shareholder Value Added (SVA)
Capital Outflow
Capital Outflow: Definition and Examples
Warning Signs of a Company in Trouble
Capital Project
What Is a Capital Project? With Examples and How Funding Works
Corporate Charter: Definition, Purpose, and Legal Requirements
How do I discount Free Cash Flow to the Firm (FCFF)?
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Understanding Negative Return on Equity (ROE): Is It Always Bad?
Stock Analysis
What Is a Corporate Credit Rating?
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When Must a Company Announce Earnings?