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Bear's NumbersAren't they out yet? Can anyone comment on first year analysts? 8 years 1 week


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FacebookSure it's a lot of data. 800mm users is incredible. At some point they will need to turn that into a profitable way to make cash. It's a public company so it's got to grow its earnings. Just saying "it collects so much data" is why it's worth $100bn? It's an advertising company, just like... 3 years 5 months
FacebookThe valuation is a joke. 27x LTM revenue? To put this in perspective, Google IPO'd at a revenue multiple of 10x. I believe that is a rational valuation for a company that is essentially the same thing - an advertising company representing the best platform at the time. People are paying... 3 years 5 months
Ugliest College CampusesCan't argue with a VT fan about football. They are convinced they're a top echelon team, and nothing can convince them otherwise. Not even worth trying. You ask a VT fan about their program and they will tell you with a straight face that their program is in the same league as an LSU, Bama,... 3 years 8 months
PE acquire any Investment bank?Centerview owns a stake in FBR. 3 years 10 months
Why do ppl choose megafunds over MM?That's a good question apprentice. Am finishing up year 4 in the banking ->PE track, and that question enters my mind way more now than it did in years 1-3. Of course it takes experience to learn this, as believe me I was the quintessential "M... 4 years 4 months
Why do ppl choose megafunds over MM?TheKing and bankbank are 100% correct. You're still the lowest on the totem poll, and you'll be doing more than your fair share of mind-numbing, menial work most of the time. I'd say 75% of the time I'm doing similar tasks than what I did in banking. Not the exact same thing, but similar in... 4 years 4 months
Sagent First RoundAbsolute sweat shop. The Phantom is right, that ratio should show you all you need to know about "lifestyle." 4 years 4 months
The Texas Thread-Calling all Texans and energy...[quote=ChildPlease]"Like it or not, energy is considered specialized, especially the Houston scene where most of the banks (not all though) simply have converage groups and the execution is done out of New York, leaving analysts' skill sets even more specialized. " This isn't true at all firms... 4 years 10 months
The Texas Thread-Calling all Texans and energy...[quote=ibintx]TexasIB- I noticed that you mentioned the huge disadvantage "outside of Texas." As far as non-energy in TX (especially HF's), would you say that there is still a "huge" disadvantage, or more of an even playing field? Thanks for the input.[/quote] Good question. I'd say it... 4 years 10 months
The Texas Thread-Calling all Texans and energy...[quote=monty09][quote=ibintx]Monty, do you work in Houston? If so, can you comment on question 3? (or any others)[/quote] 3. If one does there analyst stint in energy banking, are they pidgeon-holed to energy specific roles for the rest of their career? Or can you move on to non-energy HFs, PE... 4 years 10 months