Strategic Corporate Finance Workshop

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A company's value in the market is based on the market price of its stock. The market price also functions as an indicator of the level of performance of the company. The market price of the company's stock is a function of the quantum of cash flows from the investment in its stock, the timing of such cash flow and the risk associated with realization of the cash flow.


A shareholder may not find investment in the company as an attractive option taking into consideration the time value of money. Thus, profit maximisation does not provide any assurance with regard to the timing and risk associated with the cash flow either. It can be concluded that profit maximisation does not help in improving the value placed on the company by the shareholders. It is needless to say that it is the funds from the shareholder that mainly supports the operations of a company and shortage in such funds could affect the survival of the company in the long run. Therefore, profit maximisation should not be the ultimate goal of a financial manager.
Just like profit maximisation, sales maximisation would not bear an impact on the market value of the company. Sales maximisation does not even assure profit maximisation, leave alone enhancing the company's value. Sometimes, the cost involved in maximising the sales may even cancel out the benefit derived from it.
In today's world, it is extremely important for every company to be socially responsible. Social responsibility includes maximising benefits to the employees and the society at large. ...
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