WEB SITES FOR DISCERNING FINANCE
PART VI: THE COST OF CAPITAL, CAPITAL STRUCTURE, AND DIVIDEND
- Breakeven Analysis Web Sites
Breakeven Calculator. Cool interactive breakeven calculator courtesy
of KJE Computer Solutions.
The HBS Toolkit: Break-Even Analysis. Downloadable interactive
workbook from the HBS Toolkit helps calculate a break-even point or
target-profit level based on the fixed costs, variable costs, and unit
price of the product or service being analyzed.
TANRO|Break Even Analysis. "Cool" online Business Simulation
introduces you to Break-Even Analysis. You play the role of a beginning
finance professional in a fictitious lawnmowing manufacturer named Tanro
who has to help make critical business decisions. Along the way you
will learn some basic break-even financial fundamentals through
an interactive experience.
- Business Classification Code Web Sites
- NAICS Association. Provides
a collection of NAICS (pronounced "nakes") and
SIC products, information, and resources.
- NAICS -- North
American Industry Classification System. NAICS replaces the U.S.
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system.
Maturity: What Do Economists say? What Do CFOs Say?". Federal
Reserve Bank of Philadelphia article discusses recent theories of how
firms choose their debt maturity.
"Declaration, Ex-dividend, and Record Date Defined". Nice article on
some of the procedural aspects of dividend policy courtesy of the
folks at Investopedia.com.
Information on Direct Investment Plans, also known as dividend
reinvestment plans (DRPs or DRIPs).
- DRIP Investor. Brings you the latest
information on Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs).
Fundamental Analysis 101: Zooming in on Net Operating Income. Nice
tutorial on Net Operating Income (NOI), which sometimes goes by the name
of NOPAT (net operating profit after taxes) or NOPLAT (net operating
profit less adjusted taxes).
"How Do CFOs Make Capital Budgeting and Capital Structure
Decisions?". Compressed version of a paper that won the Jensen prize
for the best JFE paper in corporate finance in 2001.
Tutorial #8: How Do You Calculate A Company's Cost of Capital? One
of a series of online tutorials and downloadable
spreadsheets to supplement the book "Expectations Investing" by
Rappaport and Mauboussin.
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