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17 November 2021

Valuation techniques (with valuation modelling)

Category: MASTER COURSE

Learn the two main techniques used in the valuation of companies and their interrelationships: discounted cash flow (DCF) and comparable multiples - and how to apply them.

Who should attend?
This course will be of benefit to anyone who needs to understand and apply valuation techniques, including equity analysts and fund managers, corporate finance professionals, accountants and business development/ M&A executives. Courses are limited to a maximum of twelve delegates, allowing each attendee to experience outstanding tutor support throughout the two days.

What you can gain
The focus of this two-day course is to teach the two main techniques used in the valuation of companies and their interrelationships: discounted cash flow (DCF) and comparable multiples.

It aims to provide you with an understanding of their practical uses, together with hands-on experience in applying them in practice. No prior knowledge of valuation techniques is assumed. However the course content, reflecting the nature of the subject, is technical and you will require a familiarity with financial statements, which can be gained by attending Company Accounts – Introduction. This is a pre-requisite for this course unless you have a formal financial (accounting) qualification. If you feel your work experience exempts you from this requirement, please contact us before you book with these details and we can let you know if this can be accepted in the alternative. In all cases, you should be numerate and feel comfortable with the basics of compound interest, which we will review.

Throughout we make use of example exercises in Microsoft Excel, with an incline of difficulty over the 2 days as the exercises become more unstructured to reflect the kind of data gaps seen in real life. The course has been designed for group work to allow delegates again to imitate the kind of real-life valuation scenarios they might come across in professional life. This is not a course in financial modelling using Excel, however, it makes use of Excel as a tool to build confidence in this area.

To further develop your skills in financial modelling using Excel, see Introduction to ExcelFinancial modelling - comprehensive; and Debt Modelling (with LBO)

Programme outline
What is meant by the 'value' of a company?

  • Basic principles of value
  • Company valuation and deriving share price
  • Enterprise and equity values.

Discounted cash flow (DCF)

  • Introduction to DCF mathematics
  • Deriving pro forma free cash flow to enterprise (FCF)
  • Treatment of taxation, interest and inflation
  • Terminal value calculations
  • Company values and share prices
  • Discount rates
  • - the cost of equity or ke - the capital asset pricing model (CAPM)
  • - the cost of debt of kd
  • - weighted average cost of capital (WACC) - identifying an appropriate discount rate; multiples
  • Sensitivity analysis using Excel data table function

Comparables analysis

  • Using multiples as valuation tools
  • Common adjustments made to multiples
  • Sources of multiples - CompAcs and CompCos
  • Price / earnings ratios, EV / EBIT and EVI / EBITDA multiples
  • Use of other multiples such as sales multiples, price-to-book etc.
  • Rules of thumb used in different industries.

Information for Online Live dates

Please read the following guidance carefully, which only applies if you are attending this course online:

  • In addition to the Online Classroom, you will need to have your own version of Excel open to complete the exercises
  • It is difficult (but not impossible) to do this with only 1 screen as you will need to be regularly switching between open windows. We recommend to either:
  • Extend from a computer to a 2nd screen, or
  • Use 2 computers, or
  • Use a tablet for the online classroom and a computer for the Excel
  • You are strongly recommended to perform the exercises on a PC rather than a MAC. Using a MAC is possible but the trainer will be unable to help you with the required shortcuts.

The course starts at 9.30am on each day.  Lunch and refreshments are included for face-to-face dates, but not accommodation.
12 CPD hours (where applicable). 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses

Booking Information

Date Location Price
17 November 2021 - 09:30 London - two day course Price: GBP 1,290.00
Member price: £1,161. Plus VAT on all prices. Accommodation not included
16 February 2022 - 09:30 Online Live - two day course Price: GBP 1,290.00
Member price: £1,161. Plus VAT on all prices. Accommodation not included
11 May 2022 - 09:30 London - two day course Price: GBP 1,290.00
Member price: £1,161. Plus VAT on all prices. Accommodation not included
17 August 2022 - 09:30 Online Live - two day course Price: GBP 1,290.00
Member price: £1,161. Plus VAT on all prices. Accommodation not included
17 October 2022 - 09:30 London - two day course Price: GBP 1,290.00
Member price: £1,161. Plus VAT on all prices. Accommodation not included
14 December 2022 - 09:30 London - two day course Price: GBP 1,290.00
Member price: £1,161. Plus VAT on all prices. Accommodation not included


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