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AFC3230

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)

Synopsis

Topics covered include analysis of published financial statements, application and use of financial ratios and forecasting techniques; cash flow-based share valuation, including discounted cash flow and free cash flow approaches to valuation; accounting-based share valuation including earnings multiples, residual income valuation models and economic value added; credit analysis and financial distress prediction, equity security analysis and mergers and takeovers, based on Australian and international case studies.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • access and extract financial information from published financial reports and databases
  • calculate and interpret relevant financial ratios concerned with the profitability, financial structure and solvency of listed public companies
  • apply and critically assess approaches to valuation including discounted cash flow and residual income methods
  • apply valuation methods to contexts such as security valuation, mergers and acquisitions and credit analysis
  • apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with financial analysis and valuation.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites

AFC2140