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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2009
Format: Paperback
What this book is NOT: This book is not a detailed treatise on financial statements, ratios and how to create financial statements

What this book IS: This book tells you what is behind the numbers. And it does it really really well. It introduces the key ratios in the beginning and from then on, the chapters delve into various aspects of the key financial statements. It provides real life data using financial numbers of real companies. It deals with everything from what drives (operationally) the numbers and ratios; what kinds of capital a company can raise; valuation among other things.

I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to understand whats behind the numbers and how to effectively analyze issues within the company that impact the financial statements.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2010
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This is by far one of the best financial management books that I've read. Higgins does an excellent job applying financial theory to real-world business problems. His text includes many rich, detailed discussions surrounding many widely-used financial models taken for granted, including but not limited to the weighted average cost of capital and the capital asset pricing model, that you will not find in your typical financial management text. Plus, he's a great writer with a great sense of humor!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 2013
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It was suggested for students that may have had a hard time with statistics or accounting, as a tool that would make the information easier to understand! I purchased it and NEVER regretted it for one day, I also passed the class with a B when I went into it thinking " If I could just made a C I would be happy".
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on October 7, 2011
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I purchased this book because it was required for a "Finance for Lawyers" course that I enrolled in during my third year of law school. The book can ramble on at times, but devotes enough time to the basics that those without a financial background have the ability to "catch up" in the early portions of the book, before it becomes too daunting or confusing.

Whether this book is assigned for class, or you just want some light reading on the plane, this book should do the trick.
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on March 15, 2015
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This is the most readable textbook I've ever used! I rented it for MBA coursework, but it's so good that I intend to buy it. It introduces the "what" and "why" of corporate finance decisions in a conversational tone, and it explains how financial policies interact with operating policies to result in a company's overall performance. Lately I've been taking this book with me to the gym!
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on November 2, 2009
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Just cracked through the first three chapters of this book. It's an excellent work. I am just an individual who is learning some basic accounting knowledge by myself. Anyone can tell me where do I get the answers to those even number questions. I didnt find anything on the website provided. Thanks.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2012
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Some Front Quotes

Chap1. Interpreting financial statements

Financial statements are likfe fine perfume; to be sniffed but not swallowed.
---Abraham Brilloff

Chap2. Evaluating financial performance

You can't manage what you can't measure.
---William Hewlett

Chap.3 Financial Forecasting

Planning is the substitution of error for chaos.
---Anonymous

Chap.4 Managing growth

Alas, the road to success is always under repair.
---Anonymous

Chap.5 Financial Instruments and Markets

Dont' tell mom I'm an investment banker. She still thinks I play piano in a brothel.
---Anonymous

Chap. 6 The financing Decision

Equity Capital: The least amount of money owners can invest in a business and still obtain credit.
---Michael Sperry

Chap7. Discounted Cash Flow Techniques

A nearby penny is worth a distant dollar.
---Anonymous

Chap8. Risk Analysis in Investment Decisions

Aman's gotta make at least one bet a day, else he could be walking around lucky and never know it.
---Jimmy Jones, horse trainer

Chap.9. Business Valuation and Corporate Restructuring

To complete our merger negotiations, my attorneys will now mark scent your office.
---Fortune
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 9, 2009
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Higgins is definitely the most instructive and easy to follow Finance books I've read. I'm currently using Brealey-Myers-Allen, and Higgins, and definitely recommend the latter.
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on December 7, 2014
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Bought this for school - worked well for the class.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2013
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I am not reviewing the contents I am just saying this fulfilled what I needed for class. I believe it was a decent book although I have no memory of it since the class was over 6 months ago. Man college....
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