Financial modeling the Balance sheet and CFS

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I am looking for some clarity on modeling out the B/S and CFS.
Before say projecting the working capital, and everything else on the balance sheet, do I need to make sure that each balance sheet line item has a corresponding link to the CFS line item?

I thought that is what I'm suppose to do, but it is proving much more difficult than I had though.

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Jan 3, 2019

monkey10011, way too quiet in here. What about these resources:

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Hope that helps.

Jan 6, 2019

If you expect a balancesheet item to increase of decrease, it will have a CF impact yes. You can't ignore that in your valuation. Exception is cash, that's the result.

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Jan 26, 2019

so if you are thinking about going into SS ER, it doesn't make sense to go line by line. Same with IB, BS Analyst. It's basically a thing people do in school and in FP&A/Corp Dev, from my experience (been in IB, BS Analyst, SS ER). Focus on the IMPORTANT things. For example, an E&P firm depends on DD&A, Capex, and Debt/Equity Raises to maintain cash balance. so focus on those items. other small line items aren't as important if you wash them out. please DM me if you want to chat more about this. I build models all day every day for my job.

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Jan 27, 2019

Hey thanks for that. I had a 2nd round interview with an international bank, (not for an ER role) so I spent a while preparing for that and forgot about this thread.

Yeah.. I'm just learning how to model, so it's been confusing. I'm trying to piece everything together and I think I made my first run through model way harder than it needed to be by laying it out as a quarterly model. I'm still working on it, and I'm going to just complete the model, then think about the assumptions afterwards.

I'll definitely save your profile, and take you up on that offer. That's awesome. Thank you.

Jan 6, 2019

Of course heavily dependent on what you use this model for, but for valuation purposes the Debt/Equity raises are not important at all (are in the discount rate). Could imagine some E&P companies have significant provisions (polution?) that are important to take into account.

In general a DCF, apart from I/S items, always includes working capital movements, capex and effective tax rate (so not actual tax from I/S).

Jan 27, 2019