Modern Security Analysis

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2013-05-20
496 pages

Book Description

Modern Security Analysis: Understanding Wall Street Fundamentals (Wiley Finance)
A legendary value investor on security analysis for a modern era

This book outlines Whitman's approach to and security analysis that departs from most conventional security analysts. This approach has more in common with corporate finance than it does with the conventional approach. The key factors in appraising a and its securities: 1) Credit worthiness, 2) Flows—both cash and earnings, 3) Long-term outlook, 4) Salable assets which can be disposed of without compromising the going concern, dynamics, 5) Resource conversions such as changes in control, mergers and acquisitions, going private, and major changes in assets or in liabilities, and 6) Access to capital.

  • Offers the security analysis value approach Martin Whitman has used successfully since 1986
  • Details Whitman's unconventional approach to security analysis and offers on the six key factors for appraising a company
  • Contains the three most overemphasized factors used in conventional securities investing

Written by Martin J. Whitman and Fernando Diz, Modern Security Analysis meets the challenge of today's marketplace by taking into account changes to regulation, market structures, instruments, and the speed and volume of trading.

Table of Contents

PART ONE The Foundations of Modern Business and Security Analysis 9
CHAPTER 1 The Scope of Fundamental Finance, Investing, and the Investor Landscape 11
CHAPTER 2 A Short Introduction to the Going Concern and Resource Conversion Views of Businesses 19
CHAPTER 3 Substantive Consolidation and Structural Subordination 27
CHAPTER 4 The Substantive Characteristics of Securities 43
CHAPTER 5 Primacy of the Income Account or Wealth Creation? What Are Earnings, Anyway? 57
CHAPTER 6 Net Asset Value: The Static and Views 69
CHAPTER 7 Creditworthiness 103
CHAPTER 8 What Matters Is Investment Risk 119
CHAPTER 9 Shareholder Distributions from the Company Point of View 131
CHAPTER 10 Roles of Cash Dividends in Security Analysis and Portfolio 143
CHAPTER 11 The Appraisal of Managements and Growth: GARP versus GADCP 159
CHAPTER 12 The Significance (or Lack of Signifi cance) of Market Performance 173
CHAPTER 13 How Much Diversification? 185
CHAPTER 14 Toward a General Theory of Market Efficiency 193

PART TWO Putting It All Together: Safe and Cheap Investing versus Conventional Approaches 215
CHAPTER 15 Safe and Cheap Investing 217
CHAPTER 16 Graham and Dodd Placed in Context 233
CHAPTER 17 Academic Finance: Modern Capital Theory 249
CHAPTER 18 Broker-Dealer Research Departments and Conventional Money Managers 277

PART THREE Real-World Considerations 295
CHAPTER 19 Uses and Limitations of Accounting 297
CHAPTER 20 Company Disclosures and Information: Following the Paper Trail in the United States 321
CHAPTER 21 Buying Securities in Bulk 337

PART FOUR Understanding Resource Conversion 347
CHAPTER 22 A Short Primer on Resource Conversion 349
CHAPTER 23 Restructuring Troubled Companies 369
CHAPTER 24 The Role of Government in Reorganizations 393

PART FIVE Active Investors Buy and Sell Common Stocks on an Advantageous Basis 401
CHAPTER 25 The Economics of Private Equity Leveraged Buyouts 403
CHAPTER 26 The Use of Creative Finance in a Corporate Takeover 415
CHAPTER 27 The Use of Creative Finance to Benefit Controlling Stockholders 433

Book Details

  • Title: Modern Security Analysis
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 496 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2013-05-20
  • ISBN-10: 1118390040
  • ISBN-13: 9781118390047
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