Ten badly explained topics in corporate finance books

by Pablo Fernandez
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This paper addresses 10 corporate finance topics that are not well treated (or not treated at all) in many Corporate Finance Books.

The topics are:
1. Where the WACC equation comes from.
2. The WACC is not a cost.
3. How is the WACC equation when the value of debt is not equal to its nominal value.
4. Textbooks differ a lot on their recommendations regarding the equity premium.
5. The term equity premium is used to designate four different concepts.
6. Which Equity Premium do professors and practitioners use?
7. Calculated (historical) betas change dramatically from one day to the next.
8. Why many professors continue using calculated (historical) betas in class?
9. EVA does not measure Shareholder value creation.
10. The relationship between the WACC and the value of the tax shields (VTS)

Full paper available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2044576
For direct link to PDF, click here.

Reproduced on www.reportwatch.net by kind permission of the author, and made available thanks to the Social Science Research Network (http://papers.ssrn.com).
Other papers on valuation by Pablo Fernandez: http://ssrn.com/author=12696

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