Valuation Overview

Valuation of a company is the core functions of a Financial Analyst and you are expected to be the best in this job. It essentially means to find the fair (correct) value of the company's shares by applying appropriate tools like Discounted Cash Flows, Relative Valuation Analysis, Transaction Multiples and more. With this knowledge of fair value estimate of the stock, a Financial Analyst is in a superior position to recommend stocks for BUY/SELL to his clients.

Here, you will find top business valuation analysis resources that will help you learn professionally,  from the basic level to the advanced level. We have divided this these resources into 5 parts - Basics, Discounted Cash Flow, Multiples Approach, Other business valuation tools, and Interview Prep.

Valuation Basics

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN in BUSINESS VALUATION ANALYSIS

Here we discuss the basic terminologies related to business valuation analysis like what is equity value and enterprise value, how is market capitalization calculated, the difference between a Market cap and enterprise value, what is book value per share and more.

Discounted Cash Flows

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

In this section, we discuss step by step approach to Discounted Cash Flow. First, we start with the going concern concept and learn the Dividend Discount Model. Thereafter, we extrapolate the learnings of DDM to DCF. Here we look at terms like FCFF, FCFE, WACC, Beta, Risk Premium, Terminal Value, Cost of Equity, CAPM and more.

Valuation Multiples

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Valuation multiple approaches is the relative valuation wherein you find the value of the stock by comparing it with its peer group. Here you will learn the most commonly used multiples like PE Ratio, EV/EBITDA Ratio, PEG Ratio, EV to EBIT Ratio, Price to Book Value, Price to Cash Flows and more.

Other Business Valuation Tools

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

These are nontraditional tools used to value a company. These include the Sum of Parts, Liquidation Value and Economic Value added.

Valuation Interview Prep

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

If you are going to appear for Valuation Interview, then do not miss this section. Here we provide with the top 25 most commonly asked business valuation interview questions. Also, we discuss the roles of a analyst and books that you can refer to master these concept