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Level 1 2014 CFA® Program – Corporate Finance

Level 1 2014 CFA® Program [Jun and Dec 2014 Exams]. This program covers the topic of Corporate Finance
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This program is a Support Tool & Guide to prepare for the Level 1 Examination of CFA® Program to be held in June & December 2014. This program covers the topic - 'Corporate Finance' carrying approximately 8% weightage in the 6-hour Exam covering a total of 240 questions [120 questions each in Morning session (9 am to 12 noon) and Afternoon session (2 to 5 pm)]. It is an important tool of financial analysis & valuation. Some of the important concepts like NPV, IRR, WACC, etc get covered here. Keeping this in consideration, AFT has developed this module with about 3 hours of video lectures to make this topic easier for Candidates. We hope that you will find this program extremely useful.

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Who is the target audience?
  • Level 1 2014 Exam Candidates for the CFA® Program [June or December 2014 Exam]
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What Will I Learn?
Enable the participants to understand the key concepts in Corporate Finance
Enable the participants to apply this concepts in the Level 1 Examination of CFA® Program to be held in June & December 2014
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  • No specific pre-requisite knowledge required as such, however a basic understanding of financial services (especially investment management industry) will be useful
  • Also an understanding on the basic corporate finance concepts of Net Present Value & Time Value of Money will help the participants gain a better understanding
Curriculum For This Course
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Capital Budgeting
4 Lectures 52:17

This lecture gives an overview of the Capital Budgeting Process

Preview 17:08

Here we understand the concepts of Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR). There are some of the methods for evaluating projects for Capital Budgeting Decision making process.

Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

In this session we'll be understanding Payback Period i.e. the time needed to recover the initial cost of investment, and Profitability Index i.e. the ratio of present value of a project's future cash flows and the initial cash outlay.

Payback Period & Profitability Index

Decision Making for Project Selection
Cost of Capital
7 Lectures 55:17

This video introduces us to WACC (Weighted Average Cost of Capital). It is basically the firm's discount rate and it's calculation is needed for the discounted cash flow analysis. WACC is also known as Marginal Cost of Capital.

Weighted Average Cost of Capital

In this session we'll be understanding how the marginal cost of capital and the investment opportunity schedule are used to determine the optimal capital budget.

Optimal Capital Structure

This session explains how to calculate and interpret the cost of debt through yield-to-maturity approach & the debt-rating approach. We'll also learn about the computation of the cost of noncallable, nonconvertible prefreed stcoks

Cost of Debt and Cost of Preferred Shares

In this session we'll be studying about the calculation and interpretation of cost of equity using the capital asset pricing model approach, the dividend discount model approach and the bond yield plus risk premium approach.

Cost of Equity

The following session will help us understand how to calculate the beta for a specific project and how to use it to calculate the cost of capital for that particular project.

Cost of Capital for a Project

In this session we'll be studying about the Country Risk Premium which is added to the market risk premium when we are using CAPM to estimate the cost of equity.

Country Risk Premium

Our this session is concerned with marginal cost of capital (MCC) and the accompanying break-points. We'll also go through the concept of flotation costs, a fee charged by investment bankers when a firm raises external equity.

Breakpoints & Flotation Costs
Measures of Leverage
2 Lectures 21:27
Operating, Financial & Total Leverage Concepts

This session deals with the concept of Break-Even quantity of sales, the level of sales a firm must generate to cover all of its fixed & variable costs, and its calculation.

Dividends & Share Repurchases
2 Lectures 23:24

This session introduces the concept of dividends. We'll be studying about the basics of dividends and the different ways in which cash dividends are given to the shareholders.

Concepts of Dividends

The following session is concerned with the process of share repurchase i.e. a firm buying back the shares of its own stock, and the various methods through which it can be accomplished.

Share Repurchases
Working Capital Management
2 Lectures 26:55

In the following session we'll be studying about primary and secondary sources of liquidity and factors that influence a company's liquidity position.

Sources of Liquidity

Cash Management
Financial Statement Analysis
1 Lecture 07:29
Financial Statement Analysis
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