CONTENTPreface to the Seventh EditionDetailed ContentsDivision I Preparation of a Project ReportChapter 1 Project reports — AppraisalsChapter 2 Promoter’s contribution and Pre-incorporation ContractsChapter 3 Detailed Appraisal Sequence of Financial Institutions (Banks/FIs/State Level institutions)Chapter 4 Approvals, Sanctions and Disbursements and Related IssuesChapter 5 Over-run Financing and Bridge LoansDivision II Fixation of Cost of ProjectChapter 6 Finalising cost of projectChapter 7 Fixation of means of financingChapter 8 Assessing Cost of CapitalDivision III Preparation of Projected Statements or Cash FlowsChapter 9 Preparation of Financial Statements and Cash FlowsChapter 10 Scrutiny of Financial Statements through Ratio AnalysisChapter 11 The Appraisal Criterion of ProjectChapter 12 Break even pointChapter 13 Internal rate of returnChapter 14 Effect of depreciation methods on earning per shareChapter 15 Legal formalities and appraisalChapter 16 Major terms and conditions stipulated by the term lendersDivision IV Miscellaneous Forms of Financial Schemes for a ProjectChapter 17 Appraisal for venture capitalChapter 18 Appraisal for lease financingChapter 19 Appraisal for the hire purchase schemesChapter 20 Appraisal for Housing Finance: A Practical ApproachChapter 21 State Financial Corporations Act and its ImplicationsDivision V Specimen Project ReportChapter 22 Project report – How to prepare one and a specimen project reportSUBJECT INDEX ABOUT THE BOOKProject reports are the basic foundation for making any loan application. A good project report helps fetch a loan easily and without any delay. It serves as a key to the proposed project. Heavy reliance is placed by the banks and financial institutions on the preinvestment studies before committing funds to the new projects. It is thus essential to understand as to how preinvestment studies are to be carried out and how these should be presented to the institutions for financial analysis/appraisals. Division I of the book deals with Preparation of a Project report followed by Division II which deals with Fixation of Cost of project. Division III covers Preparation of Projected Statements and Cash Flows. Division IV deals with host of allied financial services including venture capital, lease financing, hire purchase and housing finance. A separate chapter deals with the State Financial Corporations Act, 1951. Division V contains specimen of a project report along with product specific project profile. The book is bound to be of immense utility to the Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries, Financial Consultants, Company Executives, entrepreneurs, etc. ABOUT THE AUTHORH.P.S. Pahwa did Masters in Business Administration from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University in the year 1975. He started his carrier as Probationary officer in Bank of India end subsequently shifted to PICUp, a premier State development financial Institution. He has rich experience in banking end development banking. He is a prolific writer and has contributed articles to several professional journals like ‘Chartered Secretary’ end ‘Chattered Accountant’. His article on ‘Lease Financing’ has been adjudged as one of the best thought-provoking and Incisive papers on the subject end has been selected for the book ‘Readings in Financial Management’ published by the University 01 Rajasthan. He is also the author 01 three very well received books, namely, ‘Project Financing’, ‘Sick Industries & BIFA’ end ‘Guide to Technical Analysis’. He has worked for several years as the Senior Finance Manager, PICUP a State Financial Corporation before seeking premature voluntary retirement to venture as a consultant end advisor to the corporate sector.