Learn Capital Budgeting, Cost of Capital and Measures of Leverage in this part course meant for CFA

Take this Course for $21As the name indicates, this course covers part of syllabus of Corporate Finance Paper of Level 1 of CFA Exams.

Section 1 will cover Reading 36 - Capital Budgeting

Section 2 will cover Reading 37 - Cost of Capital

Section 3 will cover Reading 38 - Measures of Leverage.

This course is structured in self paced learning style. It is suggested to take screenshots of case studies for reference back during problem solving. Approaching the course with note book and pen or MS Excel and solving problems paralelly along with instructor will make you feel like attending real class and improve your listening and learning experience.

By taking this course, you will be able to

- describe the capital budgeting process and distinguish among the various categories of capital projects;
- describe the basic principles of capital budgeting;
- explain how the evaluation and selection of capital projects is affected by mutually exclusive projects, project sequencing, and capital rationing;
- calculate and interpret net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), payback period, discounted payback period, and profitability index (PI) of a single capital project;
- explain the NPV profile, compare the NPV and IRR methods when evaluating independent and mutually exclusive projects, and describe the problems associated with each of the evaluation methods;
- describe expected relations among an investment’s NPV, company value, and

share price. - calculate and interpret the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) of a company;
- describe how taxes affect the cost of capital from different capital sources;
- describe the use of target capital structure in estimating WACC and how target capital structure weights may be determined
- explain how the marginal cost of capital and the investment opportunity schedule are used to determine the optimal capital budget;
- explain the marginal cost of capital’s role in determining the net present value of a project;
- calculate and interpret the cost of debt capital using the yield-to-maturity approach and the debt-rating approach;
- calculate and interpret the cost of noncallable, nonconvertible preferred stock;
- calculate and interpret the cost of equity capital using the capital asset pricing model approach, the dividend discount model approach, and the bond-yieldplus risk-premium approach;
- calculate and interpret the beta and cost of capital for a project;
- describe uses of country risk premiums in estimating the cost of equity;
- describe the marginal cost of capital schedule, explain why it may be upwardsloping with respect to additional capital, and calculate and interpret its break-points;
- explain and demonstrate the correct treatment of flotation costs.
- define and explain leverage, business risk, sales risk, operating risk, and financial

risk and classify a risk; - calculate and interpret the degree of operating leverage, the degree of financial leverage, and the degree of total leverage;
- analyze the effect of financial leverage on a company’s net income and return on equity;
- calculate the breakeven quantity of sales and determine the company’s net income at various sales levels;
- calculate and interpret the operating breakeven quantity of sales.

Indian scenario has been considered for explaining concepts through case studies.

Of the above content, around 70% lectures have been added as on 01st September 2016 and balance will be added in due course.

Wishing you all the very best to excel in Finance World.

Instructor

I am a Chartered Accountant with tonnes of passion for teaching.

I teach Financial Management & Strategic Financial Management for Chartered Accountancy, Cost and Management Accountancy and Company Secretary students in Ernakulam, India. I also hold Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration in Finance from Symbiosis, Pune and Bachelors in Commerce, from Loyola College, Chennai.

I worked in State Bank of India as Assistant Vice President - Credit for a period of four years after which i started my Chartered Accountancy Practice. During the stint in State Bank of India, I worked on credit proposals of Mid Corporate Units and gained good experience in Financial Analysis, Risk Assessment, Viability Study, Evaluating business models, Project Finance, Working Capital Management, etc.

I conduct work shops for Entrepreneurs, Chartered Accountancy / Cost and Management Accountancy Students on the topics like Project Finance, Credit Risk Assessment, Entrepreneurship Development, Finance for Non Finance Executives, etc.

I love teaching and i want fundamentals of accounting and finance to reach students and so i am here.