Economic 2302 Paper

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Can Financial Management Decisions Influence Firm Value

Economy 2302
Monique Martin
Chu Nguyen

Financial management is a work plan that details the revenue and expenses of a company. Financial decisions are strategies that achieve the financial objectives of a company that include capital budgeting, capital structure, and working capital management. Modigliani and Miller (1958) received the Nobel Prize in economics for their study of the relationship between capital structure and corporate value, with and without corporate tax. Whether financial management decisions influence firm value is still debated daily because there are plenty of uncertain factors. In this paper, I intend
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The Gearing Ratio or Leverage Ratio is often used to describe this process. Resources of financing include but are not limited to corporate bonds, firm equity, and hybrid securities. Modigliani and Miller (1963) showed that existence of liabilities in a company can increase the firm value under assumptions. Ross et al (2009) claimed that utilization of debt has limitation. Graham and Harvey (2001) studied factors that affected utilization of debt. Others have proposed a Trade-off Theory of Capital Structure which states a company should balance the benefit of debt and the risk of agency costs.The difference between current assets and current liabilities is working capital. This difference shows the ability of a firm to pay off short-term debt. Working capital involves the arrangement of short term financing and investments (liabilities and assets).The standards of evaluating working capital management are closely related to some accounting ones, such as Cash Conversion Cycle, Return on Assets (ROA),Return on Equity (ROE) and so on. Capital budgeting is a long-term schedule that decides what investment projects to choose. When an option is selected, a company decides where and how to obtain the funds to support its investment and a way of determining the capital structure. A company should make sure it has access to working capital to maintain it operations daily. If this is not available, the company will not be able to maintain it daily operation until

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