21 October 2019

Valuation techniques (with valuation modelling)


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 executives.

What you can gain
An understanding of the practical uses of discounted cash flow and comparable multiples, together with hands-on experience in applying them in practice.

Although this is not a course in financial modelling using Excel it makes use of simple Excel exercises which aim to give you greater confidence in doing valuations.

To further develop your skills in financial modelling using Excel, see Financial modelling - introduction and Financial modelling - comprehensive.

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.

No prior knowledge of valuation techniques is assumed. You will need a familiarity with financial statements which can by gained by attending Company accounts - introduction. Delegates should also feel comfortable with the basics of compound interest, which we will review.

The course starts at 9.00am on each day.  Lunch and refreshments are included, 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
21 October 2019 - 09:00 London - 2 day course Price: GBP 1,290.00
Member price: £1,161. Plus VAT on all prices. Excluding accommodation.
11 December 2019 - 09:00 London - 2 day course Price: GBP 1,290.00
Member price: £1,161. Plus VAT on all prices. Excluding accommodation.

Valuation techniques (with valuation modelling)

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