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  1. Comparable Analysis Definition

    The most common way to value a company is through the use of comparable analysis. This method attempts to find a group of companies which are comparable to the target company and to work out a valuation based on what they are worth. The idea is to look fo ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Jun 18 2012 - 1:26pm -

  2. Spreading comps: CAP IQ or Filings?

    Quote When spreading public comps, what is the best source to find LTM info? Are the number from Capital IQ accurate? Should I go through 10k, 10q for each company to calculate LTM? Thanks. comps ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2014 - 11:50pm -

  3. 7 steps to awesome comps

    Hey, monkeys. I've seen a bunch of questions out there in WSO-land about how to pick comps. Thought I'd share my two cents about how it works in my experience: Pick the most sane, sensible comps using companies of similar size in the same sector ...

    42 comments - 4 silver bananas - Aug 24 2012 - 6:18pm -

  4. Pitch Book Practice

    Ok guys, I'm looking to practice writing pitch books. Primarily Sell-side. I've searched the forums/M&I and have found some useful pitch book examples and 'templates'. My question is though, how to you practise creating them? Would ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2014 - 10:48pm -

  5. Calcing dil shares: strike price vs grant price vs exercise price

    Quote What's the difference? I'm trying to understand the difference so that I can properly calc fully dil shares. IB comps fully dil shares ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 23 2013 - 11:13am -

  6. Trading Comps with multiple currencies?

    Quote Hi!:) I need a small advice. When you are valuating a company and the comparables companies have currencies which are different from the one you want to evaluate, how do you do? You keep the currency of your company or you keep the currency of each ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2014 - 2:56pm -

  7. What is the average price per SF acquisition for Manhattan Office building (Class A & B); and for Manhattan Retail?

    Quote What is the average $/SF acquisition (for purchase) amount for a Manhattan office building (Class A & B); and for Manhattan Retail? I know these are pretty obtuse requests, but if anyone has the current trading numbers it would be great. comps m ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2014 - 8:04pm -

  8. Net Working Capital Question

      Quote   Bookmark   I know there's a bunch of threads on NWC. But I couldn't find one to address my question: If there is negative changes in nwc, then cash flow increases. This is a good thing, right? But when there is negative NWC, it could m ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 16 2012 - 11:26am -

  9. Identifying Turnaround Targets

      Quote   Bookmark   I have a pretty limited data set where I need to identify potential turnaround targets based solely on: Sales, Sales growth, Net Income, NI growth, Total Assets, Stockholder Equity, Market Cap, EPS, Return to Investors, and # employee ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 24 2011 - 11:10pm -

  10. Spreading comps outsourced to India

      Quote   Bookmark   for the firms where there's an India team working on the comps, do analysts only work on them when it's urgent/for a fairness opinion? how accurate are the comps done by the outsourced team typically and how much time does t ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2011 - 12:15pm -

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