Financial Modeling and Valuation

Author: Paul Pignataro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118558690
Release Date: 2013-06-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Written by the Founder and CEO of the prestigious New York School of Finance, this book schools you in the fundamental tools for accurately assessing the soundness of a stock investment. Built around a full-length case study of Wal-Mart, it shows you how to perform an in-depth analysis of that company's financial standing, walking you through all the steps of developing a sophisticated financial model as done by professional Wall Street analysts. You will construct a full scale financial model and valuation step-by-step as you page through the book. When we ran this analysis in January of 2012, we estimated the stock was undervalued. Since the first run of the analysis, the stock has increased 35 percent. Re-evaluating Wal-Mart 9months later, we will step through the techniques utilized by Wall Street analysts to build models on and properly value business entities. Step-by-step financial modeling - taught using downloadable Wall Street models, you will construct the model step by step as you page through the book. Hot keys and explicit Excel instructions aid even the novice excel modeler. Model built complete with Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, Balance Sheet, Balance Sheet Balancing Techniques, Depreciation Schedule (complete with accelerating depreciation and deferring taxes), working capital schedule, debt schedule, handling circular references, and automatic debt pay downs. Illustrative concepts including detailing model flows help aid in conceptual understanding. Concepts are reiterated and honed, perfect for a novice yet detailed enough for a professional. Model built direct from Wal-Mart public filings, searching through notes, performing research, and illustrating techniques to formulate projections. Includes in-depth coverage of valuation techniques commonly used by Wall Street professionals. Illustrative comparable company analyses - built the right way, direct from historical financials, calculating LTM (Last Twelve Month) data, calendarization, and properly smoothing EBITDA and Net Income. Precedent transactions analysis - detailing how to extract proper metrics from relevant proxy statements Discounted cash flow analysis - simplifying and illustrating how a DCF is utilized, how unlevered free cash flow is derived, and the meaning of weighted average cost of capital (WACC) Step-by-step we will come up with a valuation on Wal-Mart Chapter end questions, practice models, additional case studies and common interview questions (found in the companion website) help solidify the techniques honed in the book; ideal for universities or business students looking to break into the investment banking field.

Financial Modeling

Author: Simon Benninga
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262027281
Release Date: 2014-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics

A substantially revised edition of a bestselling text combining explanation and implementation using Excel; for classroom use or as a reference for finance practitioners.

Financial Modeling in Excel For Dummies

Author: Danielle Stein Fairhurst
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119357544
Release Date: 2017-04-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Comprehensive guide to learning how to create informative, enlightening financial models today. Not a math whiz or an Excel power-user? No problem! All you need is a basic understanding of Excel to start building simple models with practical hands-on exercises and before you know it, you'll be modeling your way to optimized profits for your business in no time

Financial Modeling Using Excel and VBA

Author: Chandan Sengupta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471267686
Release Date: 2004-02-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Comprehensive instruction on developing real–world financial models This book, designed for self–study, classroom use, and reference, presents a com–prehensive approach to developing simple to sophisticated financial models in all major areas of finance. The approach is based on the author′s 20 years of experience of developing such models in the business world and teaching a popular MBA class in financial modeling. The book assumes only basic knowledge of Excel and teaches all advanced features of Excel and VBA from scratch using a unique simple method. A companion CD includes all working versions of all the models presented in the book and additional useful reference material. Chandan Sengupta (White Plains, NY) teaches finance in the MBA program at Fordham University′s Graduate School of Business. Formerly, he was vice president of the Chase Manhattan Bank for eight years and senior financial advisor for Mobil Corporation for 10 years. He is also the author of The Only Proven Road to Investment Success (0–471–44307–7).

Pro Excel Financial Modeling

Author: Tom Sawyer
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430218999
Release Date: 2009-06-29
Genre: Computers

Learn the business thinking behind financial modeling and execute what you know effectively using Microsoft Excel. Many believe that sales and profitability projections shown in financial models are the keys to success in attracting investors. The truth is that investors will come up with their own projections. The investor wants to understand the assumptions, structure, and relationships within the modeling of a startup. If the investor is satiated, the entrepreneur has successfully demonstrated a complete understanding of the business side of the enterprise. Pro Excel Financial Modeling provides the keys necessary to learn this thinking and to build the models that will illustrate it. Step–by–step approach to developing financial models in Excel Extensive case studies and Excel templates provided

The Handbook of Financial Modeling

Author: Jack Avon
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430262053
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Genre: Business & Economics

The ability to create and understand financial models that assess the valuation of a company, the projects it undertakes, and its future earnings/profit projections is one of the most valued skills in corporate finance. However, while many business professionals are familiar with financial statements and accounting reports, few are truly proficient at building an accurate and effective financial model from the ground up. That's why, in The Financial Modeling Handbook, Jack Avon equips financial professionals with all the tools they need to precisely and effectively monitor a company's assets and project its future performance. Based on the author's extensive experience building models in business and finance—and teaching others to do the same—The Handbook of Financial Modeling takes readers step by step through the financial modeling process, starting with a general overview of the history and evolution of financial modeling. It then moves on to more technical topics, such as the principles of financial modeling and the proper way to approach a financial modeling assignment, before covering key application areas for modeling in Microsoft Excel. Designed for intermediate and advanced modelers who wish to expand and enhance their knowledge, The Handbook of Financial Modeling also covers: The accounting and finance concepts that underpin working financial models; How to approach financial issues and solutions from a modeler's perspective; The importance of thinking about end users when developing a financial model; How to plan, design, and build a fully functional financial model; And more. A nuts-to-bolts guide to solving common financial problems with spreadsheets, The Handbook of Financial Modeling is a one-stop resource for anyone who needs to build or analyze financial models. What you’ll learn Key financial modeling principles, including best practices, principles around calculations, and the importance of producing clean, clear financial models How to design and implement a projection model that allows the user to change inputs quickly for sensitivity testing The proper way to approach a financial modeling assignment, from project planning all the way through to the documentation of the model's findings and effectiveness How to model in Microsoft Excel, including how to set up an Excel environment, how to format worksheets, and the correct application of various modeling formulae The skills and knowledge they need to become more proficient financial modelers and differentiate themselves from their professional competitors. Who this book is for Written in a clear, concise manner and filled with screen grabs that will facilitate readers' comprehension of the financial modeling process, The Handbook of Financial Modeling is appropriate for intermediate to advanced financial modelers who are looking to learn how to enhance their modeling proficiency. Table of Contents Financial Modeling: An Overview Financial Modeling Best Practices Modeling Functions and Tools Planning Your Model Testing and Documenting Your Model Designing and Building Your Model The Model User: Inputs An Introduction to Finance and Accounting for Modelers Managing and Evaluating a Business for Modelers The Implications and Rules of Accounting for Modelers Financial Based Calculations Logical and Structural Based Calculations How to Capture Document and Track Assumptions in Your Model Modeling to Give the User Transparency Model Testing and Auditing Modeling Handover Dos and Don'ts. Case Study: Building a Full Life Cycle Model Additional Tools and VBA for Financial Models What is the Future of Financial Modeling? Keyboard Shortcuts Finance and Accounting Glossary Readymade Functions Sample Outputs Housekeeping References

The Basics of Financial Modeling

Author: Jack Avon
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484208717
Release Date: 2014-11-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn to create and understand financial models that assess the value of your company, the projects it undertakes, and its future earnings/profit projections. Follow this step-by-step guide organized in a quick-read format to build an accurate and effective financial model from the ground up. In this short book, The Basics of Financial Modeling—an abridgment of the Handbook of Financial Modeling—author Jack Avon equips business professionals who are familiar with financial statements and accounting reports to become truly proficient. Based on the author's extensive experience building models in business and finance, and teaching others to do the same, this book takes you through the financial modeling process, starting with a general overview of the history and evolution of financial modeling. It then moves on to more technical topics, such as the principles of financial modeling and the proper way to approach a financial modeling assignment, before covering key application areas for modeling in Microsoft Excel. What You'll Learn Understand the accounting and finance concepts that underpin working financial models Approach financial issues and solutions from a modeler's perspective Think about end users when developing a financial model Plan, design, and build a financial model Who This Book Is For Beginning to intermediate modelers who wish to expand and enhance their knowledge of using Excel to build and analyze financial models

Building Financial Models

Author: John Tjia
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071442824
Release Date: 2004-01-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Financial modeling is essential for determining a company's current value and projecting its future performance, yet few books explain how to build models for accurately interpreting financial statements. Building Financial Models is the first book to correct this oversight, unveiling a step-by-step process for creating a core model and then customizing it for companies in virtually any industry. Covering every aspect of building a financial model, it provides a broad understanding of the actual mechanics of models, as well as their foundational accounting and finance concepts.

Mastering Financial Modeling A Professional s Guide to Building Financial Models in Excel

Author: Eric Soubeiga
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071808514
Release Date: 2013-07-26
Genre: Business & Economics

All the precision of financial modeling--and none of the complexity Evidence-based decision making is only as good as the external evidence on which it is based. Financial models uncover potential risks on a company’s balance sheet, but the complexity of these instruments has limited their effectiveness. Now, Mastering Financial Modeling offers a simplified method for building the fast and accurate financial models serious evidencebased decision makers need. What sets this practical guide apart is its "learning-on-the-job" approach. Unlike other books that teach modeling in a vacuum, this superior method uses a diverse collection of case studies to convey each step of the building process. "Learning on the job" connects the dots between the proper Excel formulas and functions and the real-world situations where you want to use them. By learning through association, you can absorb the information quickly and have it ready to use when you need it. The book starts right off on building models--from creating a standalone cash flow model through integrating it with an income statement and balance sheet. Along the way, you will master the skill set you need to build advanced financial models. With only a basic knowledge of accounting and finance, individual investors and financial professionals alike can: Create a core model and customize it for companies in most industries Understand every working component of a financial model and what each one tells you about a company Format cells and sheets in Excel for easily repeatable modeling Written with the practitioner in mind, Mastering Financial Modeling shows you how to ensure your model is ready for real-world application by safeguarding it against modeling errors. It covers a full array of Excel's builtin auditing and testing tools and illustrates how to build customized error-checking tools of your own to catch the inaccuracies that typically fall through the cracks. Get the most out of your data with Mastering Financial Modeling. Mastering Financial Modeling brings the power of financial models down to earth and puts it in the hands of investors, bankers, and private equity professionals who don't have a passion for crunching numbers. Nowhere else can you get step-by-step instruction on building these valuable tools from an elite World Bank investment officer. Starting from the ground up, Eric Soubeiga shows you how to interpret and build financial models in Microsoft Excel that will accurately assess any company’s valuation and profit potential. Even if you have unsuccessfully tried financial modeling in the past, this book will reach you because it associates every lesson to the business world you work in daily. Chapter by chapter, you will master financial modeling, and in the end, you will: Command authority over building every aspect of a financial model Be capable of explaining the accounting and finance concepts behind the mechanics of modeling Confidently determine a company’s ability to generate cash flows for its capital investors with discounted cash flow (DCF) modeling Execute powerful spreadsheet calculations in Excel Most importantly, as a decision maker, the insight you bring to the table through your sophisticated understanding and application of financial modeling will benefit every stakeholder. See what leading professionals around the world already know--Mastering Financial Modeling is the most comprehensive guide on the market for designing, building, and implementing valuation projection models. What it does from there is up to you.

Corporate and Project Finance Modeling

Author: Edward Bodmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118854365
Release Date: 2014-11-10
Genre: Business & Economics

A clear and comprehensive guide to financial modeling and valuation with extensive case studies and practice exercises Corporate and Project Finance Modeling takes a clear, coherent approach to a complex and technical topic. Written by a globally-recognized financial and economic consultant, this book provides a thorough explanation of financial modeling and analysis while describing the practical application of newly-developed techniques. Theoretical discussion, case studies and step-by-step guides allow readers to master many difficult modeling problems and also explain how to build highly structured models from the ground up. The companion website includes downloadable examples, templates, and hundreds of exercises that allow readers to immediately apply the complex ideas discussed. Financial valuation is an in-depth process, involving both objective and subjective parameters. Precise modeling is critical, and thorough, accurate analysis is what bridges the gap from model to value. This book allows readers to gain a true mastery of the principles underlying financial modeling and valuation by helping them to: Develop flexible and accurate valuation analysis incorporating cash flow waterfalls, depreciation and retirements, updates for new historic periods, and dynamic presentation of scenario and sensitivity analysis; Build customized spreadsheet functions that solve circular logic arising in project and corporate valuation without cumbersome copy and paste macros; Derive accurate measures of normalized cash flow and implied valuation multiples that account for asset life, changing growth, taxes, varying returns and cost of capital; Incorporate stochastic analysis with alternative time series equations and Monte Carlo simulation without add-ins; Understand valuation effects of debt sizing, sculpting, project funding, re-financing, holding periods and credit enhancements. Corporate and Project Finance Modeling provides comprehensive guidance and extensive explanation, making it essential reading for anyone in the field.

Financial Modeling of the Equity Market

Author: Frank J. Fabozzi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470037690
Release Date: 2006-03-31
Genre: Business & Economics

An inside look at modern approaches to modeling equity portfolios Financial Modeling of the Equity Market is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to modeling equity portfolios. The book is intended for a wide range of quantitative analysts, practitioners, and students of finance. Without sacrificing mathematical rigor, it presents arguments in a concise and clear style with a wealth of real-world examples and practical simulations. This book presents all the major approaches to single-period return analysis, including modeling, estimation, and optimization issues. It covers both static and dynamic factor analysis, regime shifts, long-run modeling, and cointegration. Estimation issues, including dimensionality reduction, Bayesian estimates, the Black-Litterman model, and random coefficient models, are also covered in depth. Important advances in transaction cost measurement and modeling, robust optimization, and recent developments in optimization with higher moments are also discussed. Sergio M. Focardi (Paris, France) is a founding partner of the Paris-based consulting firm, The Intertek Group. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Portfolio Management. He is also the author of numerous articles and books on financial modeling. Petter N. Kolm, PhD (New Haven, CT and New York, NY), is a graduate student in finance at the Yale School of Management and a financial consultant in New York City. Previously, he worked in the Quantitative Strategies Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he developed quantitative investment models and strategies.

Financial Modeling

Author: Joachim Häcker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137426581
Release Date: 2017-12-11
Genre: Business & Economics

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to modern financial modeling using Excel, VBA, standards of financial modeling and model review. It offers guidance on essential modeling concepts around the four core financial activities in the modern financial industry today: financial management; corporate finance; portfolio management and financial derivatives. Written in a highly practical, market focused manner, it gives step-by-step guidance on modeling practical problems in a structured manner. Quick and interactive learning is assured due to the structure as a training course which includes applied examples that are easy to follow. All applied examples contained in the book can be reproduced step by step with the help of the Excel files. The content of this book serves as the foundation for the training course Certified Financial Modeler. In an industry that is becoming increasingly complex, financial modeling is a key skill for practitioners across all key sectors of finance and banking, where complicated problems often need to be solved quickly and clearly. This book will equip readers with the basic modeling skills required across the industry today.

Financial Modelling in Practice

Author: Michael Rees
Publisher:
ISBN: 1118374657
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Corporations

Financial Modelling in Practice: A Concise Guide for Intermediate and Advanced Level is a practical, comprehensive and in-depth guide to financial modelling designed to cover the modelling issues that are relevant to facilitate the construction of robust and readily understandable models. --From publisher's description.

The Mathematics of Financial Modeling and Investment Management

Author: Sergio M. Focardi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471465992
Release Date: 2004-03-29
Genre: Business & Economics

the mathematics of financial modeling & investment management The Mathematics of Financial Modeling & Investment Management covers a wide range of technical topics in mathematics and finance-enabling the investment management practitioner, researcher, or student to fully understand the process of financial decision-making and its economic foundations. This comprehensive resource will introduce you to key mathematical techniques-matrix algebra, calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability theory, stochastic calculus, time series analysis, optimization-as well as show you how these techniques are successfully implemented in the world of modern finance. Special emphasis is placed on the new mathematical tools that allow a deeper understanding of financial econometrics and financial economics. Recent advances in financial econometrics, such as tools for estimating and representing the tails of the distributions, the analysis of correlation phenomena, and dimensionality reduction through factor analysis and cointegration are discussed in depth. Using a wealth of real-world examples, Focardi and Fabozzi simultaneously show both the mathematical techniques and the areas in finance where these techniques are applied. They also cover a variety of useful financial applications, such as: * Arbitrage pricing * Interest rate modeling * Derivative pricing * Credit risk modeling * Equity and bond portfolio management * Risk management * And much more Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, The Mathematics of Financial Modeling & Investment Management clearly ties together financial theory and mathematical techniques.