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  1. Is a Microsoft ‑ Surface 4 sufficient for MBA classes?

          I am beginning my MBA in the Fall (ideally to get into investment banking) and need to get a decent laptop for the 2 years. I don't need a ton of features or memory (I rarely use my old laptop today). The Microsoft Surface 4 look ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 20 2016 - 8:51pm -

  2. Best Real Estate Modeling course? REFM? BIWS? WSP?

    This is my first post to WSO so I hope I'm doing this correctly. Here's a little about myself... Job: 1 year doing corporate finance at Top 3 Bulge Bracket bank Undergrad: (Mid-Atlantic) Non-Target- Penn State, Maryland, UNC Major GPA: 3.7+ Inte ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:05pm -

  3. Create Dynamic IRR in Excel- modeling

          I'm trying to figure out how to create a dynamic IRR syntax in Excel. If I change my disposition date, my cash flows and all other projections adjust automatically. I can't seem to come up with a proper way to have my IRR ca ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2016 - 11:00am -

  4. What is something productive to learn while in high school? (Financial modeling)

    I am bored, and I would like to play around with financial modeling. I found some great powerpoints and videos on DCF and DCF analysis, but I would like to know what else I could be learning in my free time. Links or suggested resources would be gre ...

    62 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2014 - 3:03am -

  5. Why the ending balance of debt under LBO Model is negative? Am I supposed to adjust it?

          I'm now working on the simple lbo model for uni competition. But I tried several times that the ending balance of the debt still be negative. Should I adjust it, if so, how? lbo model financial modeling ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2016 - 4:44am -

  6. Model driver with accelerators

          I am building a financial model and need help with how to accelerate revenue drivers without doing it manually. What I am trying to do is build a revenue schedule where a piece of equipment is added on a start date and then based on t ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 29 2016 - 11:46am -

  7. Using pen and paper during mental model interview

    Hi I am wondering if you get asked about xyz item impact on three statements, can you ask for pen and paper to draw down your logic and calculation? How would this impact your interviewer's view on your quant skill? Thanks financial modeling ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2016 - 9:37pm -

  8. 3 statement financial model template

    Dear all, I got past my second round interview for equity research associate position, and they have sent me an assignment to do. I was wondering if anyone had a dynamic 3 statement financial model that they would be so kind as to let me see. I want to ma ...

    71 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:20pm -

  9. Best Self-Study Financial Modeling Course

    Hey guys, I'm starting FT at a boutique PE shop at the end of July. The firm is really new so I'll be the only analyst in the office. Needless to say, there is no formal training program so the partners have asked me to find a self-study financi ...

    21 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 22 2016 - 11:19am -

  10. Modeling mishaps?

          I'm putting together a presentation on modeling and wanted to put together some real life examples of careless modeling errors that caused big material mistakes. To hit home the importance of conventions and best practices. Any f ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 5 2015 - 11:39pm -

  11. Waterfall / Promote modeling

    I have been trying to model this and am having trouble. Any help in terms of how to tackle this (a template or thought process) will be appreciated Investor 90% $18,000 Sponsor 10% $2,000 Initial Equity $20,000 IRR Investor Sponsor Hurdle 3 12% 100% 0% Hu ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:21pm -

  12. Financial Modeling for Corporate Finance?

    Hey guys, looking into breaking into corporate finance and was wondering what the best self study financial modeling program out there? I have solid excel skills but am a novice when it comes to financial modeling. Also, am a novice when it comes to VBA/m ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 25 2015 - 3:52am -

  13. Complicated sources and uses (?)- many moving parts

    This is an asset purchase. The purchase price is 4.5 x EBITDA of $5mm = $22.5mm. The Buyer is assuming $7mm of long term debt related to the assets being acquired. The Seller is responsible for paying off the $5mm line of credit. There is no other debt. T ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 7 2014 - 10:30am -

  14. Anyone willing to review a model briefly?

          Looking to just make sure the lbo model I created for recruiting practice makes sense and have all the information someone would want for a modeling test. I dont know what to include (i.e. how detailed to get for the test). financial ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 14 2015 - 12:00pm -

  15. What is the best financial modeling training program?

    Can anyone recommend the most ideal financial modeling training course- (assuming it will be self-taught)? Without price being an issue- I am looking for a single program or a combination which will be the most practical and appreciated by the Bulge Brack ...

    20 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:40pm -

  16. Loan Expense and tying it into the entire model

          Basic excel question but I am stumped- I'm not sure if I am having a brain fart (plus i've been in the office for 14 hours at this point) Assuming a 65% LTC how do I tie in the expense of the loan when it is based on the ove ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 17 2015 - 7:11pm -

  17. financial modeling project

          I have a relatively small project that I need some help with and I was hoping regulars here could recommend a way to find an analyst (be they unemployed or just looking to make a couple extra bucks) to help me out, but not sure where ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 16 2015 - 5:22pm -

  18. Staff accountant to Financial analyst?

          Hi there, I'm currently working as a staff accountant at a startup and I want to transition into a financial analyst role. It's been difficult because people have been labeling me as an "accountant" no experience i ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 20 2016 - 2:20pm -

  19. Free Model-Formatting Course

    Summary This is not a financial modeling course like the one that is offered at Wall Street Prep, Investment Banking Institute or Analyst Exchange. Mod Note Not WSO competing products. Rather this is a series of free tutorials that help modelers on best p ...

    24 comments - 8 silver bananas - Feb 15 2013 - 8:19am -

  20. Financial Modeling Certification

    Given the importance in finance (especially investment banking), what is more recognizable and valued within the industry: Wall Street Prep training or a certification like the CFMS (Certified Financial Modeling Specialist)? Any other financial modeling s ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 7 2016 - 10:07pm -

  21. Weekend Wars: Qualitative vs. Quantitative

    About two years ago, I had a fascinating market related conversation with the son of a high ranking Chinese Communist Party member who had recently finished a top 5 MBA program stateside. He was celebrating all over town and the entourage grew by the bott ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2010 - 3:24pm -

  22. Financial Modeling: Projecting sales growth

          I'm working on a model for a client who showed a sales growth rate of 15% Y-o-Y since last 3 years. From the 5 comparable companies, the mean of the sales growth is 8.5%. Now, to complete the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015, ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 19 2015 - 1:54am -

  23. Modeling downstream oil company

          Few questions about modeling a downstream oil & gas company. 1. what are the key elements (ratios etc) i should be looking into when modeling within this space? 2. does anyone have a template or reference material i can take a loo ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2015 - 1:14pm -

  24. Question about financial modeling

    Hi. I'm newly a senior in high school. I have had a strong interest in finance over the last five years, and am currently interning with my city's finance and economic development departments. After my senior year, I plan on pursuing a four year ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2014 - 6:36pm -

  25. Finanical Modeling/ Financial Statement Analysis Interview Questions

    Hello All, I have been out of the finance interviewing game for a while, I am a 2nd year analyst at a boutique IB. Need some help preparing for a technical interview I will hopefully be having soon- can anyone here help me with questions on financial mode ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  26. Best Excel Plug-In?

          I'm finishing up my senior year of undergrad and will be beginning an MSF program this summer. As I work on a project for my final undergraduate modeling class, I realize I have no idea what kind of excel plug-ins (if any) everyo ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 14 2014 - 1:26am -

  27. GAME CHANGER in the world of modeling

    I found it very strange not to be able to find anything about Thinknum on WSO. All the analysts are already using this, all the major publications writing about it, and venture capitalists backing the project. I've only been a part of it for couple d ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 30 2014 - 11:51am -

  28. Modeling & Valuation in a new space

          In one of my recent interviews, the MD asked me "how would you do the valuation and modeling of a company/start-up where there are no reports, study, comparables or transactions?- it's a new space/area identified altogether. ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 16 2015 - 4:14am -

  29. Example Models?

    So I dont have the money to buy the modeling kits offered here on WSO. But I ahve always been wondering what exactly a real-life model looks like. Can anyone share an example of what a model looks like? Thanks! financial modeling ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2014 - 7:14pm -

  30. 3 Statement Model- Having Some Problems

    I am working on my modeling skills and while I have learned a lot from Macabacus and the two Josh's ibanking book and some guides, I am still struggling with constructing a fully integrated 3-statement model. My main sources of confusion stem from th ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 5 2013 - 3:10pm -

  31. Financial Modeling Training Courses- Reviews for Best for Self Study?

    Financial Modeling Courses Get an edge for your interviews & finance career The Best and Most Affordable Financial Modeling Self-study Courses. Perfect for the self-motivated candidates. Patrick Curtis WSO CEO December 1, 2015 Land your dream job, go ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Aug 28 2016 - 6:24pm -

  32. Implications of a lack of modeling experience?

          At what point does a lack of modeling experience impact your future prospects less? When I talk to higher ups in different sectors I'm interested in lateralling into (corp. dev., ER, etc.) a common theme is a big emphasis on sign ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 24 2014 - 4:40pm -

  33. Khar Real Estate vs. REFM course? Which one is more respected?

    I am very interested in getting an internship at a REIT, REIB or REPE firm this upcoming summer, so I wanted to try to distinguish myself from other candidates by taking a real estate Excel modeling course. In some other posts on this forum, I found these ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2012 - 1:57am -

  34. Analyzing Financial Statements using Excel- converting Thousands to Millions

          Hello, Sometimes, for ease of understanding, it's required to convert reporting in 000's to 000,000's. For example, after getting the income statement to Excel, want to report Revenues 1,778,655 as Revenues 1,779 Is the ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 13 2014 - 9:12am -

  35. Trading Comps question

    Hi all, have some difficulties understanding the adjustments required of these two statements in building a trading comps model. Statement 1) The 20XX results included a one- time credit to income of $49 million, which was principally attributable to elim ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2015 - 1:10pm -

  36. Financial Modeling color conventions

    Hi guys, What are color conventions that you guys follow to make your financial models idiot proof? There are so many links and assumptions that I am finding it difficult to standardize. Right now I have: assumptions=blue Hard coded inputs= blue with a ba ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 1 2012 - 2:06am -

  37. Model question- equity, CFs

          financial modeling ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 15 2015 - 3:42pm -

  38. Incoming FT analyst- how to improve financial modeling skills ASAP

          I'll be starting FT at a BB in the summer. Honestly, I feel that I suck at financial modeling and would like to work on improving it before I start. Any advice on what would be the best way to do this in the next 1-2 months? fina ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2015 - 4:06am -

  39. How much financial modeling do I need to know?

    I am currently working my way through BIWS (fantastic course btw), and I am now up to LBO valuation. I often hear about kids being asked about basic accounting, projection models, DCF analysis, and multiples. However, I have not heard anything about merge ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2011 - 10:21pm -

  40. Free Online Excel Courses for Beginners Interested in Financial Modeling

          Suggestions for free online Excel courses for beginners interested in financial modeling? Excel financial modeling online course free beginner ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2016 - 8:25pm -

  41. Becoming Adept at Modeling

    I bought the WSP modeling course and have worked through it along with their crash course in accounting, however, I am by no means good at modeling yet. I'm familiar enough to understand someone else's but not good enough to confidently build on ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2014 - 9:16am -

  42. Modeling question- Tax schedule?

    Hi everyone, I was curious to know what are the line items encountered in a "Tax Schedule" in a financial model? How is it constructed? Also, is it common to have this "Tax Schedule" tab in a financial model or not? Relevant for all ci ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 5:44pm -

  43. Distressed PE models/interviews

    Hi guys Tried posting this earlier but I think I f'd it up. Wondering if anyone has any experience in the realm of distressed PE / distressed PE interviews. To prep I'm working up case studies on a few firms with full situation overview, cap str ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 11 2012 - 2:07am -

  44. pre-made discounted cash flow model service

    Hey guys, I was given a class project (high school) to try and come up with a entrepreneurial idea. The focus was on some sort of small business idea on a high school level (babysitting, dog care etc.), but I don't really have any interest in that ki ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 2 2011 - 11:47pm -

  45. Financial Modeling help- Urgent

    So I have an interview for a Real estate investment position, had the phone interview and it went well so got an in person interview for this friday. Now I get an email asking me to send them a financial model that I have built, created, or worked on so t ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2012 - 10:41am -

  46. How to model a product combination?

    Hey all, new here so not sure where to post this but I recently joined a corporate development team and ran into a project where we are partnering with another company in offering a product. So our product is capable of providing services A and B and our ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2014 - 10:24am -

  47. Anybody have any extra excel modelling/ibanking training pdf's layin around?

          PM me pleaaaaaaseeeee. I'm a poor student that is trying to rise from my blue collar roots into the wonderful world of white collars. help a br0tha out. Excel modeling financial modeling ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2011 - 2:51pm -

  48. Valuing debt tranches

    I've got slight problem here, having brainfreeze on how to value debt tranches. I've got 3 tranches of debt: 1. 150mm RCF- effective interest rate 3.61% (trading at 90) expires 2014 2. 150mm TLA- effective interest rate 10.5% (trading at 95) exp ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 24 2012 - 11:14am -

  49. What does a typical Financial Modeling test based on RE case study incorporate?

          Hi, I have an interview on Thursday where I will be given 1 hour to conduct a financial model on a real estate case study. This firm typically does tax credit real estate development. I am trying to figure out what I should review / s ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2016 - 5:18pm -

  50. REFM Certification

          Has anyone taken the courses and gotten the certification? I was told by a few senior people that taking this would look great on the resume and would help me lateral into an underwriting analyst role, since I am in an entirely differ ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 23 2014 - 1:35pm -

  51. Review of financial models

    I don't know how many people here have to review huge financial models quite frequently (rather than create them). For my last transaction I was reviewing a lot of financial models on very short timelines- my usual "system" is to go line by ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2012 - 4:02am -

  52. 10q/k question

          How does one go about rectifying discrepancies on the q/ks when the values from year to year change? Ie if i pull a 2008 2q 10q the cogs for 2007 2q cogs is different than reported on the 2007 2q 10q. Thanks in advance financial model ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 26 2014 - 2:28am -

  53. Financial Modeling Lesson: Trading Comps

    Thank you to our friends over at Wall Street Prep, here is a bit more detail on how to build a Trading Comp Analysis. Make sure you download this template before you watch the videos so you can follow along....(remember, as part of the WSO Modeling Series ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 1:45pm -

  54. Financial Modeling Lesson: Cash Flow Statement (CFS)

    Thank you to our friends over at Wall Street Prep, here is a bit more detail on how to build a Cash Flow Statement knowing the income statement and balance sheet. (remember, as part of the WSO Modeling Series you can get $100 off the Premium Financial Mod ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 1:17pm -

  55. Need to learn how to model.

          Any courses you recommend? I know im young but this can help me get into college (seriously, there are competitions for this). Excel financial modeling ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 10 2012 - 5:11pm -

  56. How to predict future security prices

          I am tasked with predicting the likelihood that a security (variable annuity) will reach a certain value within a certain amount of time. I would like to be able to say that I am 90 percent certain that the value will at least be x in ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 24 2012 - 2:02pm -

  57. Modeling: Plus/Minus/Less and parentheses

          This has been bugging me for ages. Assume CapEx is $1,000. Which version is correct? Version 1 Tax-Adjusted EBIT.......xxx Less/Minus: CapEx....1,000 Version 2 Tax-Adjusted EBIT......xxx Less/Minus: CapEx...(1,000) Version 3 Tax-Adjus ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2011 - 11:22am -

  58. Personal Financial Statement Model

    Hey Monkeys, Long time reader, first time poster. *head nod to Paul Finebaum* I recently graduated from undergrad and am pretty interested in getting off on the right foot with my personal finances, so I was surfing the web for a good Excel template to tr ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 24 2015 - 4:07pm -

  59. When should I learn financial modeling?

    I just got back from an interview with a boutique private equity firm for a sophomore summer internship. About 2 weeks ago I talked with a VP on the phone and we got along well, and I made it clear that I do not know how to do financial modeling (I noted ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2011 - 3:16pm -

  60. Help with a financial model

    Excerpt from Prospectus (below) Operating Profit +Depreciation and amortization +Exceptional impairment charges +Exceptional administrative expenses +Share of profit/(loss) of associates and jointly controlled entities =EBITDAbefore Exceptionals All, Havi ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 13 2014 - 7:32pm -

  61. How much does a modeling course help you getting a job?

          Does financial modeling training help a lot? Or it's not that important until you actually have a job? I don't have a job now...should I just focus on studying interviews using WSO and M&I guides? Any help is appreciated ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2010 - 7:14pm -

  62. Reconciling Cash Flow Statement & Balance Sheet in Model

    Just a quick question regarding accounting/modeling. I have been learning to model with BIWS and recently tried to model two companies on my own from scratch. The place I'm having problems with is reconciling the current year BS and cash flow stateme ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2014 - 12:04pm -

  63. IBI Training vs The Analyst Exchange vs IB Career Path

    Has anyone heard of the IB Career Path??? http://www.ibcareerpath.com/ The first program I found was the Investment Banking Institute, but they have only the seminar program, then I found out about the Analyst Exchange, which you have the opportunity to d ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2011 - 2:58pm -

  64. Wall Street Training Super-Complex M&A and LBO course- is it worth it?

          I plan to purchase this. A $750 potential damage. I have already taken his M&A Intermediate/Advance self study course. Too easy for me to be honest. I need to point out that in some videos he sounded lazy, made some mistakes (and ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 9 2016 - 11:34pm -

  65. Oil and Gas Modeling- Resources?

    I have an interview coming up with a BB in their oil and gas group. I have gone through all the oil and gas modeling 101 guides and sample videos. I think I have a good basic understanding of the all different things that flow into an O&G valuation. ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 11 2014 - 4:01pm -

  66. interview question- modeling exp?

          What kinds of things you should talk about when an interview asks you about your modeling experience? financial modeling ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 17 2011 - 12:17am -

  67. 6 Essential Steps to Prepare for Life as an Analyst

    A couple analysts who are currently in training asked me for advice. Since they didn't have a summer internship in banking, they are worried about already being behind. My advice is not to worry too much. The two-year analyst experience is not a spri ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2012 - 5:28pm -

  68. Prerequisites for financial modeling

    Hello All! I would appreciate advice on: Are there any prerequisites to begin financial modeling training (BIWS / WSP) Specifically concerned about accounting because I don't have much of a finance background. Would y'all recommend any book/refe ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 5 2014 - 4:33am -

  69. Financial Model please!

    I know this maybe asking for a lot, but can anyone send me a fully built out financial model?!? I remember doing one in college but I can't find that one and I'm wanting to polish my skills. You don't have any idea how much I would apprecia ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 2 2011 - 2:48pm -

  70. A few modeling questions for upcoming "interview"

    I spoke with an IB professional last night that told me I have one week to freshen up my knowledge on IB things. At the end of the week I have to call him and he is going to quiz me before putting me through to some recruiters. So I have a few questions I ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2012 - 10:13am -

  71. Valuating Capital Requirements

    Since I am far from quantitatively inclined my tolerance for highly quantitative approaches to finance is low. Naturally, during the derivate driven whirlwind of the last decade I missed out on many an opportunity to add an extra zero. I don't have a ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2011 - 12:45pm -

  72. Private Equity Finance Institute- Scam? Reviews?

    So I'm looking to catch up to speed to transition my career from sales to become more of the analyst role. A friend suggested I take some courses on financial modeling, learning how to create valuation models on excel. Of course, I can go and pick up ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 7 2011 - 10:03am -

  73. excel test

          My interviewer wants me to take a 2 hour long excel test. I've done financial modeling training before, but I don't know what to expect. What test is going to take me two hours? do they expect me to make a model on the spot? ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2010 - 7:35pm - Anonymous Monkey

  74. Analyst & Modeling in M&A/LBO/etc

    Hi Guys, I am sure that this query would be putting many of the elite members here off given that it is a very traditional question having been answered numerous times in the past, but I being a newbie in this industry seek some advice and understanding o ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2010 - 6:52pm -

  75. TTS online courses... worth going for $125??

          Hello all, I've searched and heard from this forum that TTS and BIWS are the hands down best self-study program for finance skills. I'm considering TTS as I recently got a chance to subscribe their full-bundled courses at di ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 5 2014 - 2:50pm -

  76. Help with 3 Statement Model

    Can anyone help me with balancing a basic 3 statement model, I have spent hours searching for the reason it wont balance and it is driving me crazy! If anyone would be willing to have a look I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks! financial modeling ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2014 - 5:20pm -

  77. Revenue / Revenue Forecast Modeling for Revenue Planning

          Hi everyone, Kind of desperate here and couldn't find this in the search option, does anyone here know where I can find sample revenue models use for revenue planning, or any material related to it? thanks! modeling financial mod ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 17 2012 - 8:45pm -

  78. newbie modeling question for my fellow monkeys..

    What is the difference between a DCF model and a FCF valuation. From what I can understand is that the DCF is more complete and you have to calculate WAAC and IRR while FCF is calculated given the discount rate and the cost of capital. What am I missing h ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 3 2011 - 5:37pm -

  79. Financial Model Practice

    To those of us not in investment banking and experiencing multiple deals to model, how do you practice modeling skills to gain proficiency? financial modeling ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 20 2017 - 11:43am -

  80. Modeling Tests- PC Type

          Planning on getting a new laptop, and am also in the process of prepping for PE interviews. Obviously every place is different, but was hoping if you guys could let me know what type of laptops are generally given to you when you' ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2015 - 8:18pm -

  81. Building an Operating Model- Negative Historical Revenue

    I am relatively new to modeling and working on an assignment. Hoping some experienced banking analysts can help me out with this problem. I have been asked to do an analysis on a company and all I have is an I/S and B/S with 3 years historical info (year ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 17 2011 - 5:19pm -

  82. Financial Modeling vs Textbook Knowledge: How to make the most out of self-learning while at school

    Hey there, this is my first post in WSO. Wishes come first: All the best for the Year of 2017! A little about myself: Sophomore from one of the top business schools in Hong Kong. Major: Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science GPA: 3.8+ Distinctio ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 16 2017 - 8:37am -

  83. Equity Research Associate without Financial Modeling Skills

    Hi all-- I've had a couple of informal interviews and a formal interview in equity research in healthcare. I know the space well but lack financial modeling expertise. I know this is a basic question, but I couldn't find something with the searc ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 29 2011 - 8:10pm -

  84. Finanical Modeling

    Need to learn financial modeling.Would you guys please tell me if there is any free financial modeling training resources. Appreicate your help. ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2010 - 6:49pm -

  85. Which Financial Modeling book?

          Hi guys, I was wondering which Financial Modeling book is the best to learn and practice from it for basic to more advanced bankers? I was thinking about this one: http://www.amazon.com/Investment-Banking-Valuation... Do you have any ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2010 - 4:29pm -

  86. SAs get to construct financial models?

          Do SAs get to build models with some guidance? or not at all? summer analyst financial modeling valuation modeling ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 5 2009 - 2:36am -

  87. Panel interview in 10 days. Financial Modeling Skills?

    Hey guys, I have a phone interview with a managing director for a credit research analyst position next Tuesday as well as a three person panel interview for a performance analyst the following Tuesday for the same company. First off, what do you think wo ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 8 2014 - 2:56pm -

  88. Best sources for free financial models online?

          What are everybody's favorite sources for leaning to build financial models free online? financial modeling ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 8 2015 - 5:40pm -

  89. Learn restructuring & bankruptcy modeling

    I am pleased to announce that Wall Street Prep 's Restructuring & Bankruptcy Modeling Training is now available as a $399 self study program. This program is an adaptation of our live training at investment banks and business schools. I think it& ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 5 2012 - 7:36am -

  90. Financial model necessary for LBO model?

    Hi, In a couple of weeks I'll work at a small PE firm in Europe. I hope you guys can give me advice. Your opinion is truly appreciated. Thanks! 1) Is it necessary to build a detailed financial model before the LBO model? I've ordered the Wallstr ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2009 - 6:36am -

  91. Financial statement modeling help

          Hi all, Would any of the WSOers have the time to help me with a financial model? It's imbalanced and could use a fresher set of eyes on it. Any help would be appreciated. financial modeling ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 26 2015 - 1:44pm -

  92. Financial Modeling in Consulting?

          I'm interested in the Breaking into Wall Street Program- is the skillset gained from this program applicable to consulting / strategy? IE will learning this be relevant / useful for FT recruiting for consulting? There's pers ...

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