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Valuation & Financial Analysis

abmp789

Hello guys, I am working on a case study and have to write a critical essay about a PE acquisition, and I have just few data available to perform a brief financial analysis of the acquired company. I have: Ebitda 2009 : 300 K Net Sales 2009 : 600 K RAB (Regulated Asset Base) 2009 : 3000 K FCF 20...

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Analyzing Capital Structure

terminator

Hi, I am unsure of how to properly analyse the capital structure of a firm instead of just looking at how much debt and equity the firm has. I need a proper framework. Anyone has any ideas? Is a Leveraged Buyout Model useful as a framework? Cheers!...

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Investor Relations Interview - VP of IR at a F500

rajzpatel

Hi Everyone, I have an interview with the VP of IR at a F500 firm next week. This is my first in-person interview as the only other one I had was over-the-phone with HR. What kind of questions do you think I should prep for? I know I'll be ask what attracted me to IR and why I'm leaving my curre...

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Google APMM Interview

MaxLeverage

Hey guys, I know this forum is primarily dedicated to careers and paths in finance, however, seeing as how I have managed to find some (but not enough) info on Google roles, I was wondering if anyone could provide some tips on how to prepare for their interviews. I have a phone interview coming ...

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Corporate Career Questions

GoIllini

Hey guys, I have a couple questions. My target area is the midwest, mainly Chicagoland, but I'm open to other ares. I'm starting a F500 in June in their Financial Development program. I'll be doing three difference rotations, which include external reporting, and an analyst for two different divis...

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How Good of Undergrad Scores

UTDFinanceGuy

Was curious what was everyone's take on what make you competitive for many of the FLDP and starting financial analyst roles! Such as Raytheon's FLDP or any other. As background I am in Dallas. The main areas I was curious about were: GPA (Cumulative and Major) Extracurricular (Finance Clubs? Vol...

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The Path To Becoming a Fortune 500 CEO

D M

Original Article at Forbes: The Path to Becoming a Fortune 500 CEO The Path To Becoming A Fortune 500 CEO Eric Savitz, Forbes Staff + Comment now Guest post written by Jeffrey S. Sanders Jeffrey S. Sanders is Vice Chairman and Managing Partner of the North American CEO Practice for Heidrick & Stru...

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what do PR do?

lil_barac

i'm srsly puzzled. What do public relations ppl do? i know they r like a bridge between the company and the public and all that bullshit. but they can't doing that shit all day....

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GPA Question - Online dual credit classes during high school

UTDFinanceGuy

I was curious, during high school I took some online dual credit classes through my high school. They were at the high school yet through a Live Video Response type of thing, where we just had a professor on a screen and such. The college rated everything from a 79.6 to 89.4 as a B (3.0). So the mul...

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Corporate Finance in Oil & Gas (Houston/New Orleans)

Texas Tea

I'm not that interested in investment banking, trading, etc. What I'm interested in is corporate finance in the energy industry. I am from Houston, I grew up with 80% of family friends working in the energy industry, this is what I want to do. I got a B.S. in Finance from a large public school in...

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8 Reasons To Choose A Startup Over A Corporate Job

FlakieBear

Some of you have read the thread where I expressed regrets for missing the opportunity to get a job with a start-up that was recently launched by ex-Facebookers/Googlers. Some of us are not afraid to take the risk with a young company instead of going with an established white collar firm. The fol...

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Who gets the money from the facebook IPO?

ahpatsum

I need to understand IPO's a bit more; so if facebook is valued at 100 billion, and if Mr. Zuckerburg owned it 100% does Mr. Zuckerburg get 100billion if he decides to do a full-out 100% IPO? but we learn in class that IPO's raises capital for the firm to expand? so who gets the money? zuckerburg...

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Best internship/junior role to aim for?

bobbiebrown

Fecking second time to post this as I lost the last one somehow.. public library connection :( I've discussed this in another thread where I was asking for advice about breaking into finance but my background is 2.1 BA degree and 1.1 postgraduate degree, again non-finance. (These are European quali...

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Google Corporate Development and Strategy

MaxLeverage

Hey guys, I know this forum is largely for wall street related posts but I have seen some posts creep around here about internships and jobs at Google from time to town. So from anyone who is working/has worked at the GOOG, can you tell us what your experience was like? What you were doing? And ...

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need advice, sorta got screwed by my advisor

dkim1984

hey WSOers, i need your advice I got an internship in commercial banking at a regional. This regional has a corporate financial division, which is where I was aiming to go when I started my internship search. I didn't really have a grasp on the responsibilities of each level of banking when i fir...

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Corp Finance Career Path - Breadth vs. Depth

whoisthat4

I'll keep this at a 50,000 ft level but would like your advice/input on which direction to go. Here are a few background details to add some context: ~ 29 year old male, married 3 years with babies on the upcoming horizon (next 24 months) ~ BS in Finance and MSF from Florida state Universities ~ 7...

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Advice seeking on recent two job offers, thank you!

HS

Hi folks I'm writing for your advice that would help me make crucial decisions on my recent two job offers. Thank you in advance for the patience in viewing my note. To start with, I'm a Chinese, and after I finish my master degree in Finance from SMG of Boston University, I went back to China las...

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Deutsche Bank GTB Summer Analyst Internship

bloodbathmcgrath

Hello All. First time poster and long time reader. I've recently accepted an offer from DB as a SA in Global Transaction Banking. Where does this group fall in terms of the bank's line of business. I know its not IB, but its in the "Corporate and Investment Banking" division according to the website...

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Exit Ops from a Corp. Finance internship?

Anonymous Monkey

Most people saying IB internships generally help somebody get IB FT.. What other potential exit ops could one gain from doing a Corp. Finance internship, aside from doing it for a FT job? Are there any other fields they could go into? TAS? Research? Consulting, IB, AM, etc......

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2.99 GPA. Should I even bother?

BigTalkinWalker

So I'm going to UC Berkeley and just finished my first semester as a junior and I ended up with a 2.99 GPA. I don't think I can do banking anymore and other internships are asking for a 3.0+. I don't know what I can do. I really want an internship this summer. Can anyone help me, or at least put m...

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Internal corporate finance after MBA

luke77

Hey guys, The short version of my question is as follows: is it possible to go into internal corporate finance at a F500 company after an MBA, with no prior experience in corporate finance (background in sales, marketing, or something else)? If so, what kind of starting position is typical? I'm ask...

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Corporation Reinvention

DC1

The last few years, many industries have seen companies with traditional/legacy business models really take a market share hit by newer business models or approaches. Recently it has been brick and mortar businesses being overcome by more nimble or cheaper methods of delivery (online streaming conte...

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The importance of undergraduate business school

kmess024

March 29 is the day wharton undergrad decides if I will be part of the school. If I do not get in to this or other undergrad b-schools, will it limit my business career and will it limit how far I can go in the business world? ...

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Best/Worst Firms for Professional Development

D M

I'm curious as to what people think on this. Anyone have first-hand experience with a specific company? Talked to anyone who ranted/raved about a certain company? I've been hearing good things about Capital One a lot lately (in the news, from other users, etc). On the other hand, I've heard AmEx do...

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Pricing a Business Development (Corp Dev) Role

rajzpatel

Hi Monkeys, I have a job interview for a Manager of Business Development role in Rockville, MD (Washington DC metro). The HR director wants me to quote a salary, I am wondering what a good range is for this role. The specs are below. Location - Rockville, MD Industry - Healthcare Exp - modeling,...

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Corporate strategy undergrad internship interview preparation for entry/undergraduate/analyst level?

xxxo

Hi everyone, I was wondering how to best prepare for a corporate strategy internship interview at the entry/undergraduate/analyst level. Thanks!...

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OT: A beautiful morning in Palm Springs

GentlemanJack

I may be the only that cares about this kind of stuff but I usually hit the driving range at one of my clubs as soon as they open at 7AM. I like to work on my swing early. Today was an exceptionally gorgeous day and I took this picture. God has giving us a great day today!...

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Internship signing bonus?

witsandwagers

Cap One offered me an internship signing bonus of $1,000 for their Business Analyst program (they're paying $2,500 biweekly, working in either Dallas, Richmond or DC) I haven't heard of getting a signing bonus for taking a summer internship--is it just me or is this ridiculous generous?...

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$100,000,000.00 + CEO Golden Parachutes

manbearpig

Check out this report highlighting some of the most lucrative CEO severance packages since 2000. Pretty insane if you ask me. This is obviously not typical, but now I'm curious about what typical severance packages are like for F500 CEOs. Moreover, what are they like for other executives? Anyone wit...

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Corporate Strategy at tech firms (post-MBA)

dudguy

I'm leaving this pretty open so that more people can chime in. Does anyone have insight into how recruiting is done for corporate strategy or development in tech firms such as Google or HP? For instance, have a look at these job postings: 1. http://bit.ly/r2YVZu 2. http://linkd.in/AalBEw 3. http:/...

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Corporate Strategy Salary Range

rajzpatel

I have an interview with a Fortune 100 company in Washington DC for a Corporate Strategy role. I was wondering what to say when the salary question comes up during the interview because I know it will. The job specs are as follows – - Searching new business categories for the firm - Analyzing p...

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BAE Systems/FLDP

tigerfbfan1986

I was wondering if anyone could provide some insights on working for BAE Systems and particularly the FLDP. How were your experiences? I am particularly interested in government contracting and/or M&A/Corporate Development. How is the pay, lifestyle, and advancement opportunities? I'd appreciate if ...

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Corporate Finance Grad Compensation

MarmosetFace

Hi, First time poster. I've noticed some useful threads on sharing 2011/2012 compensation in capital markets for analysts/ associates. All the numbers seem pretty consistent (all high). However, I'm a lot less clear on the average for corporate finance grads. I know it would depend largely on indu...

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F100 Corp Fin FLDP vs. F100 Insurance FLDP

spartan119

I have a few days to decide between two offers, one in a corporate finance FLVP role at a top defense contractor and another FLDP at a major insurance firm. The comp is essentially the same, both have similar benefits packages, and I would most likely live in Boston for both positions. I would lik...

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F500 Corp Dev Opportunities In The Northeast?

dublin

So I've been thinking a lot about corp dev recently as my ideal exit opp whenever I decide I'm done with banking. From the nature of the work to the hours to the culture to the comp, I think it might fit the bill (thanks HarvardGrad for the fantastic info). However, it seems like all of the refere...

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F500 - What's your take?

UFOinsider

EDIT I'm still pretty gung ho on NYC finance, but I'm wondering what happens when/if I want to slow down the pace a bit later in life. What happens if I go to F500 and a recession like the 2008 blowout hits? How bad were the layoffs there? People always talk about the tradeoff for quality of lif...

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finance leadership rotational program

nybigshot7

What is the pay structure like for a 3 year finance rotation program for a fortune 500 company? Is the salary the same for all 3 years? Also are there any benefits for doing one of these programs in a company ie faster advancement?...

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Limiting myself

Cmoss

I am currently in the trenches at Capital One Auto Finance managing a group of 16 risk associates (collectors on bad car loans).While CapitalOne was just named one of the top 10 places to find leaders, I have been struggling with the prospect of shorting myself by staying at Capital One for the nex...

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What's more important? Company or position?

EmperorTamarin

I’ve been working at a Fortune 500 company now for almost six months. It’s a successful, highly profitable, high-growth company with a very strong domestic and international brand. I like working there, I like telling people that I work there, and I’m proud of being a part of the success story...

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Good Questions to Ask a Bank COO?

fine-nance

Scheduled to grab lunch with the COO at my current MM firm (think Stifel, Jefferies, Baird, etc.). We connected because we went to the same school. I’m a recent college grad, currently in a LDP rotational type of program, and simply grabbing lunch for networking purposes. What are some good questi...

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How to set myself up for a career in Corporate Finance?

sapiens2402

How to set myself up for a career in corporate finance (preferably FP&A) as a rising junior? Seeking Career Abroad (Native of India). Suggest Some Career Paths as m Just a Student with BBA degree!...

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Internal Transfer/Application - How soon is too soon?

romborama

Currently working in a supply chain finance (i.e., cost accounting) role for a large manufacturing company, about 5 months in. I do some variance analysis, material costing reviews/updates, and some month end close tasks. I really like the company I'm with, and would like to stay here for some tim...

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Repricing Employee Options

Malloybmw

Hi everyone, I had a question about repricing employee stock options, here it is, 5. Patriot Corp. compensates executives with 10-year European call options which is granted at-the-money. If there is a significant drop in the share price, the company’s board will reset the strike price of the ...

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Deal Size Matter in Real Estate?

SuccessIsRevenge

Is deal size crucial in terms of experience quality in underwriting properties? I am assuming it is much more preferable looking at larger, sexier properties rather than class B - C properties in tertiary markets, but does it make a huge difference in terms of future opportunities in underwriting po...

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Treasury Interview Crash Course

zoomie

So I networked/lucked into an F500 treasury phone screen/first round interview. I'm a military academy guy still on active duty, so I really haven't been exposed to these types of positions before... Any basics I should cram in the next couple weeks?...

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Moving from back office to corporate development/strategy

lgups

Hi all- I recently joined WSO and was a former Associate at a hedge fund in CT, working in the back office for the derivatives group. After approximately 4 years, I decided to leave the firm to pursue a new career path. I am interested in corporate development and corporate strategy, and have been l...

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Roadmap to CFO

RYANKLAUS1998

Currently I am a college freshman and have been really interested in accounting and investing in general for 3-4 years now. My end goal is to become a CFO and I would like to start in accounting preferably at a big 4 firm to build from. After a few years I would like to go back to school and get an ...

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Is it worth to go to a start up in early stage of career?

Nickole.1001

I have an interview with a start up (which actually has taken majority of the market share of its industry and it's growing fast) as a FP&A analyst. I have finance background and some related experience but not actually FP&A role. I'm interned in FP&A but a little worried is it a good thing to sta...

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CF vs. Corporate Banking / Asset Management

Andrew-Jonathan

To each other, how would these jobs compare in term of: 1. Specific jobs as junior/analysts 2. Pays, bonuses, and progressions. Is hierarchy as rigid as one in IB? 3. Hours. I think CF would be around 40hours/week, but how about CB or AM? Do these careers enable you to live a life? (...

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New product adoption rate assumptions

jkim13

When analyzing a new business development opportunity, how do you guys make the growth rate assumption completely new product? I've done plenty of these in the past, but they were always for an existing product where I already know what the predefined market is. This is a first where I need to ass...

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Disney Corporate Strategy / Corporate Finance / Decision Support?

JohnDoe251192

Hi all, I know a lot has been said about the strength of Disney's corporate strategy group in terms of exit opportunities, business school placement, buyside, etc. However, I'm a little confused about the actual layout of the firm. So at my school they recruit for: - corporate finance - Decision S...

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