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  1. 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 ...

    - Aug 24 2012 - 6:18pm - 42 comments

  2. Spreading comps: CAP IQ or Filings?

    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 ...

    - Oct 25 2014 - 11:50pm - 4 comments

  3. 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 ...

    - Apr 26 2014 - 10:48pm - 11 comments

  4. TEV / EBITDA vs. TEV / Sales multiples

    Hey guys, Is it 'wrong' if my enterprise value based on the mean TEV / Sales multiple of the peer group is much much higher than my enterprise value based on the mean TEV / EBITDA multiple of the peer group? What would be the main reasons for a ...

    - Oct 19 2010 - 5:38pm - 12 comments

  5. Spreading comps outsourced to India

    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 the analyst need to ...

    - Apr 23 2011 - 12:15pm - 9 comments

  6. DCF/Valuation Question

    I had this question in an interview and I got it right, but my logic was a little off. Can someone clarify. The interviewer asked "9 times out of 10, which method of valuation will produce the highest valuation (DCF vs. Public comps vs. transaction ...

    - Dec 13 2009 - 8:16pm - 12 comments

  7. Identifying Turnaround Targets

    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 # employees. After an initial ...

    - May 24 2011 - 11:10pm - 8 comments

  8. practice spreading comps? anyone got spreadsheet?

    anyone got a spreadsheet so i can practice spreading comps? thanks also do most BB use excel 03 or 07. thanks comps ...

    - Mar 13 2009 - 11:16pm - 13 comments

  9. Comp Spread for AAPL?

    whats up fellas jw if anyone would be willing to post a comp spread for Apple. Would be a huge help as i'm trying to do some research for one of my classes.. been building my own comp spread and want to make sure im doing it right/using the correct ...

    - Apr 11 2011 - 11:20pm - 6 comments

  10. Doing 100+ Comps in a Few Days

    Can you do 100+ quick and dirty comps within a few days if you pull the data straight from Reuters? This wouldn't be to send out to clients- more to get a rough idea of a few industry spaces. comps ...

    - Dec 31 2008 - 7:34pm - 9 comments

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