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Ten badly explained topics in most corporate finance books

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  • Fernandez, Pablo

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    (IESE Business School)

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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 does the WACC equation come from? 2. The WACC is not a cost. 3. What is the WACC equation when the value of the debt is not equal to its nominal value? 4. The term equity premium is used to designate four different concepts. 5. Textbooks differ a lot on their recommendations regarding the equity premium. 6. Which Equity Premium is used by professors, analysts and practitioners? 7. Calculated (historical) betas change dramatically from one day to the next. 8. Why do many professors still use 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)

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Paper provided by IESE Business School in its series IESE Research Papers with number D/954.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 01 May 2012
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Handle: RePEc:ebg:iesewp:d-0954

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Keywords: equity premium; value tax shields; required return to equity; WACC;

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  1. Christian Koziol, 2014. "A simple correction of the WACC discount rate for default risk and bankruptcy costs," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Springer, Springer, vol. 42(4), pages 653-666, May.

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