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Creating Shareholder Value: A Guide for Managers and Investors

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The ultimate test of corporate strategy, the only reliable measure, is whether it creates economic value for shareholders. Now, in this substantially revised and updated edition of his 1986 business classic, andlt;iandgt;Creating Shareholder Value,andlt;/Iandgt; Alfred Rappaport provides managers and investors with the practical tools needed to generate superior returns. After a decade of downsizings frequently blamed on shareholder value decision making, this book presents a new and indepth assessment of the rationale for shareholder value. Further, Rappaport presents provocative new insights on shareholder value applications to: (1) business planning, (2) performance evaluation, (3) executive compensation, (4) mergers and acquisitions, (5) interpreting stock market signals, and (6) organizational implementation. Readers will be particularly interested in Rappaport's answers to three management performance evaluation questions: (1) What is the most appropriate measure of performance? (2) What is the most appropriate target level of performance? and (3) How should rewards be linked to performance? The recent acquisition of Duracell International by Gillette is analyzed in detail, enabling the reader to understand the critical information needed when assessing the risks and rewards of a merger from both sides of the negotiating table. andlt;BRandgt; The shareholder value approach presented here has been widely embraced by publicly traded as well as privately held companies worldwide. Brilliant and incisive, this is the one book that should be required reading for managers and investors who want to stay on the cutting edge of success in a highly competitive global economy.

Synopsis:

The revised edition of the business classic which provides definitive guidance for managers on how to select and implement the tactics that will create the most value. Managers are shown how to develop value-creating businesses that not only improve a firm's profitability, but make it more resistant to corporate raiders.

About the Author

Dr. Alfred Happaport,andlt;/bandgt; the Leonard Spacek Professor Emeritus of J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, developed the idea for the Shareholder Scoreboard, published annually by andlt;iandgt;The Wall Street Journal.andlt;/iandgt; He is co-founder and former Chairman of the Board of The Alcar Group Inc., whose consulting and education practices are now part of The LEK/Alcar Consulting Group, LLC, the U.S. operation of a worldwide strategy consulting firm. He has been a guest columnist for andlt;iandgt;The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times,andlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Business Week,andlt;/iandgt; and lives in La Jolla, California.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

CHAPTER 1. SHAREHOLDER VALUE AND CORPORATE PURPOSE

Management Versus Shareholder Objectives

Shareholders and Stakeholders

Shareholders Are "Us"

CHAPTER 2. SHORTCOMINGS OF ACCOUNTING NUMBERS

Earnings—An Unreliable Bottom Line

The Trouble with Accounting Return on Investment (ROI)

ROI Versus DCF Return Illustrated

Additional Shortcomings of ROI

Shortcomings of Return on Equity (ROE)

CHAPTER 3. SHAREHOLDER VALUE APPROACH

Estimating Shareholder Value

Estimating Shareholder Value Added (SVA)

Threshold Margin

The Shareholder Value Network

Appendix: Conventional Versus Shareholder Value Break-Even Analysis

CHAPTER 4. FORMULATING STRATEGIES

Strategy Formulation Process

Competitive Advantage and Shareholder Value

Strategy "Best Sellers"

CHAPTER 5. VALUING STRATEGIES

Strategy Valuation Process

Valuing Alternative Business Opportunities

Valuing Interdivisional Synergies

Choosing Optimal Investment Level for a New Business

Do Stock Repurchases Create Value?

Ten Value-Creation Questions

CHAPTER 6. STOCK MARKET SIGNALS TO MANAGEMENT

Reading the Market

Corporate Versus Shareholder Rate of Return

Management Implications

CHAPTER 7. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

CEOs and Other Corporate-Level Executives

Operating Managers

Performance Evaluation Alternatives—Shareholder Value Added (SVA)

Performance Evaluation Alternatives—Residual Income

Performance Evaluation Alternatives—Economic Value Added (EVA)

Performance Evaluation Alternatives—Change in Residual Income or Change in EVA

Leading Indicators of Value

Target Level of Performance

Linking Rewards to Superior Performance

CHAPTER 8. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

The Acquisition Process

Value Creation Framework

Do Mergers Create Value for the Acquiring Company?

Gillette's Acquisition of Duracell International

Premium Advice for Targets

CHAPTER 9. IMPLEMENTING SHAREHOLDER VALUE

Implementation Objectives

Gaining Commitment

Introducing Shareholder Value

Reinforcing Shareholder Value

CHAPTER 10. THE SHAREHOLDER SCOREBOARD

A Rising Tide Doesn't Lift All Stocks

Investing as a Game of Expectations

Notes

Index

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684844107
Author:
Rappaport, Alfred
Publisher:
Free Press
Author:
Alfred Rappaport
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Investments
Subject:
Corporate Finance
Subject:
Planning & Forecasting
Subject:
Corporations
Subject:
Corporate History - Strategies
Subject:
Stockholders
Subject:
Investments -- Accounting.
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - Strategies
Subject:
Investments & Securities - General
Subject:
Corporations -- Valuation.
Subject:
Stocks -- Prices.
Subject:
Business & Economics-Corporate Finance
Subject:
Business & Economics-Corporate & Business History - Strategi
Subject:
Business & Economics : Corporate & Business History - Strate
Subject:
Business & Economics : Corporate & Business History - Genera
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. and updated.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
December 1997
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 figures, 41 tables
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 16.1 oz

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