What Is A Valuation?

Kevin Henderson

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Kevin Henderson WSO Editorial Board

Expertise: Corporate Finance | Private Equity

Valuation is the process of placing a cash value on a company (or asset). Within investment banks, valuation is frequently done either by the Equity Research department or the IBD (for the purposes of selling / buying the company in question). Analysts conducting the valuation will usually use a form of comparable analysis to evaluate the financial metrics of the firm and compare it to similar ones in the market to achieve a rough valuation.

To learn more about this concept and become a master at valuation modeling, you should check out our Valuation Modeling Course. Learn more here.

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Valuation: The Big Picture

Module 3: Enterprise Value & Equity Value Practice

Module 4: Trading Comparables Introduction

Module 5: Trading Comps: The Setup

Module 6: Trading Comps: Spreading Nike (NKE)

Module 7: Trading Comps: Spreading Adidas (ADS.DE)

Module 8: Trading Comps: Spreading Lululemon (LULU)

Module 9: Trading Comps: Spreading Under Armour (UA)

Module 10: Trading Comps: Benchmarking and Outputs

Module 11: Precedent Transactions: Introduction

Module 12: Precedents: The Setup

Module 13: Spreading Tiffany & LVMH

Module 14: Spreading FitBit & Google

Module 15: Spreading Reebok & Adidas

Module 16: Spreading Jimmy Choo & Michael Kors

Module 17: Spreading Dickies & VF

Module 18: Valuation Wrap-Up

Module 19: Bonus: Non-GAAP Practice

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Kevin Henderson is a member of WSO Editorial Board which helps ensure the accuracy of content across top articles on Wall Street Oasis. Kevin is currently the Head of Execution and a Vice President at Ion Pacific, a merchant bank and asset manager based Hong Kong that invests in the technology sector globally. Prior to joining Ion Pacific, Kevin was a Vice President at Accordion Partners, a consulting firm that works with management teams at portfolio companies of leading private equity firms. He has worked at Lazard and Enbridge, and holds an MBA from HBS This content was originally created by member WallStreetOasis.com and has evolved with the help of our mentors.