“The optimal capital structure is estimated by calculating the mix of debt and equity that minimizes the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) while maximizing its market value. The lower the cost of capital, the greater the present value of the firm’s future cash flows, discounted by the WACC. Thus, the chief goal of any corporate finance department should be to find the optimal capital structure that will result in the lowest WACC and the maximum value of the company (shareholder wealth).”
So, you’ve done it again - you’ve put your foot in your mouth, and said something without thinking, and now you’ve hurt somebody else in the process! The words dropped out of your mouth before you engaged your brain. Sound familiar? This article explores how to say sorry when you have said the wrong thing.
Visualization tools like Domo, Power BI, Qlik, and Tableau to name a very few, are extensions of Business Intelligence (BI) reporting. These tools use historical data to visualize trends in a multi-dimensional manner. Dashboards are of prime value to combine visual charts with tabular data of KPIs and key values for comparisons.
Data visualization and analytics tools are often confused by Finance, IT, and the business in that each sees these providing analytics. However, this is not the case. Data visualization does, well, visualization of data, and analytics does analytics calculations on data. The former displays the past and the latter predicts the future.
Anand Soni, a serial CFO with broad experience in large, family owned businesses shares his insight on achieving strategic cost control without creating business havoc.