One of the most important roles of the CFO is organizational fund raising. Funding Sources for the Effective CFO provides a guideline for CFOs in various financial situations and company sizes. Instructor Steven Bragg investigates options for raising cash through debt financing, investing surges in cash flows and cash reserves, listing shares on the stock market, and developing investor relations. Get answers to frequently asked questions about credit reporting agencies: Why are credit ratings necessary? What are the major credit rating agencies? How do you go about obtaining a credit rating? You will also learn the advantages and disadvantages of going public and how to take a public company private.
This course covers material also contained in The CFO Guidebook.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Cite the available cash investment strategies and the more common investment instruments.
- Identify the types of debt funding and associated covenants.
- Identify the main credit rating agencies, the types of credit rating, and the process for obtaining and appealing a credit rating.
- Note the processes by which a company can go public or take itself private and the reasons for going public or private.
- Cite the reasons for being listed on a stock exchange and the qualifications for listing on the various exchanges.
- Identify the participants in and topics covered by an earnings call, the use of guidance, the topics covered in a road show, and the regulations governing investor relations.
- Identify the major public company reports, key reporting concepts, and the method by which reports are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Table of Contents
Certificates of Deposit
Money Market Funds
U.S. Government Debt Instruments
State and Local Government Debt
The Primary and Secondary Markets
The Discounted Investment Formula
The Effective Interest Rate
Chapter 1 – Review Questions
Chapter 2 – Fund Raising with Debt
Overview of Debt Funding
The Line of Credit
The Borrowing Base
Purchase Order Financing
The Long-Term Loan
Other Lending Alternatives
Improving Upon Prepayment Terms
Floating-Rate Notes to Individuals
Debt Risk Issues
Chapter 2 – Review Questions
Chapter 3 – Credit Rating Agencies
The Credit Rating Environment
The Rating Process
Chapter 3 – Review Questions
Chapter 4 – Going Public and Going Private
Reasons for and against Going Public
The Initial Public Offering
The Reverse Merger Concept
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Reverse Merger
The Price of a Shell
Shell Due Diligence
Other Reverse Merger Issues
The Reverse-Forward Split
Chapter 4 – Review Questions
Chapter 5 – Stock Exchanges
Stock Exchange Overview
The New York Stock Exchange
The NYSE Amex
The NASDAQ Global Select Market
The NASDAQ Global Market
The NASDAQ Capital Market
The Toronto Stock Exchange
Delisting from an Exchange
The Over the Counter Bulletin Board
The Pink Sheets
Chapter 5 – Review Questions
Chapter 6 – Investor Relations
Investor Relations Overview
The Earnings Call
The Road Show
The Fund Raising Road Show
The Non-Deal Road Show
The Road Show Presentation
Chapter 6 – Review Questions
Chapter 7 – Public Company Financial Reporting
The Integral View
The Discrete View
Comparison of the Integral and Discrete Views
Interim Reporting Issues
Primary Segment Reporting Issues
The Segment Report
Earnings per Share
Basic Earnings per Share
Diluted Earnings per Share
Presentation of Earnings per Share
The Public Company Closing Process
The Form 10-Q
The Form 10-K
The Form 8-K
Chapter 7 – Review Questions
Review Question Answers and Rationales
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