- Hardcover: 324 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (September 10, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471234834
- ISBN-13: 978-0471234838
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,447,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
In the completely updated second edition of Foundations of Economic Value Added, James L. Grant provides a fresh look at the role of economic profit in the process of wealth creation. Whether youre a manager seeking to create substantial shareholder value, or an investor looking for attractive stock selection opportunities, this comprehensive guide will help you better understand and implement one of the most useful financial tools currently available.
Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, Foundations of Economic Value Added, Second Edition explores the pivotal role of EVA in the theory of finance and explains:
- How to measure EVA with standard accounting adjustments
- How to use EVA to value companies and their stock
- How to compare EVA with traditional financial metrics (such as ROE)
- How to estimate the EVA cost of capital
- How to use EVA to build actively-efficient portfolios
- How to use economic profit principles to identify wealth-creating firms, industries, and even market economies
Foundations of Economic Value Added, Second Edition shows how the EVA measure can be used as a prism to cast a revealing perspective on individual securities, portfolios, and even macro-economic valuations. If you want to stay up to date on the EVA revolution, this book is for you.
About the Author
JAMES L. GRANT is President of JLG Research, a company specializing in economic profit research, and a member of the finance faculty at Baruch College of the City University of New York. He has published several articles in investment journals including the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Journal of Investing. Dr. Grant is also the coauthor of Focus on Value: A Corporate and Investor Guide to Wealth Creation, and coauthor and coeditor respectively of Equity Portfolio Management and Value-Based Metrics: Foundations and Practice, all from Wiley. He holds a PhD in business from the University of Chicagos Graduate School of Business.
Top customer reviews
Dr. Grant uses active companies in the stock market (GE, Dell, IBM) and their historical data to determine whether they are creating or destroying wealth for their shareholders and bondholders using value-based metrics like eva.
His calculations in this book were especially easy to follow and understand - students of finance can relate with me if you have read some of those cryptic finance texts.
I would highly recommend Dr. Grant's text to all students. And if you are a UMass Boston student, you should take his course.