March 6, 2024

CapEx 101 with Patrick Batka

On this episode of the Gross Profit Podcast, James Kennedy sits down with Patrick Batka.
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CapEx 101 with Patrick Batka

Show Notes

This week James Kennedy is joined by Patrick Batka, a distinguished Lecturer at Privatuniversität Schloss Seeburg and the Managing Director of MHPB.

Patrick’s unique blend of expertise in finance, strategy, and human resources, along with his commitment to ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and humanity, makes him an ideal guest to discuss the intricate topic of CapEx (Capital Expenditure).

Patrick and James dive into the complex world of Capex Evaluation Models, offering invaluable advice on how businesses can make informed decisions regarding capital expenses. This conversation is especially beneficial for business leaders and financial managers looking to optimize their investment strategies.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The Essentials of CapEx: Understanding the fundamentals of capital expenditure and its impact on a company’s financial health.
  • Evaluating CapEx Decisions: Patrick shares his insights on how to analyze and decide on potential investments and expenditures.
  • Strategic Planning for CapEx: Learn how to integrate capital expenditure planning into your overall business strategy for sustainable growth.
  • Book Recommendation: Gain deeper insights from Patrick’s recommended read, “Corporate Finance, 5th Edition” by Berk & DeMarz.

Episode Highlights:

  • “Patrick, can you explain the key factors that businesses should consider when evaluating a CapEx opportunity?”
  • “How does the concept of CapEx tie into a company’s broader financial and strategic planning?”
  • “From your experience, what are some common pitfalls companies face in CapEx decision-making and how can they be avoided?”
  • “What are the latest trends or innovations in CapEx evaluation that businesses should be aware of?”

Apart from his role in the corporate world, Patrick is deeply involved in voluntary work and enjoys contributing to societal welfare through his roles at the Austrian Red Cross and other organizations. His approach to leadership is marked by mindfulness and empowerment, reflecting his belief in the power of humanity.

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