interview questions Credit Suisse

I have a finance interview with Credit Suisse Holt tomorrow and have been studying for it all weekend. It is only a first round interview so the majority of it will be questions about me, however I want to be fully prepared for any technical questions that will come up, so that I ensure the second round. Throughout the last few days i have looked over a lot of information and want to narrow it down to more specific questions.

Two questions that I feel they are going to ask are..

How would you value a company?
What is the difference between a good company and a good stock?

Are there any others that you think they will ask?

I am not looking for answers to questions, just questions you think they will ask/

thank you

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Feb 19, 2008

Got at in all of my interviews..

What is EBITDA? Why is it widely used as a proxy for CF in the financial sector?

How would you calculate a firm's WACC.... What would you use it for?

Give me 3 valuation metrics you would use in a comp analysis

What is Enterprise Value... how do you calculate it?

Pitch me a stock

umm i also go the tell me a current event question alot..

Feb 9, 2010
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Got at in all of my interviews..

What is EBITDA? Why is it widely used as a proxy for CF in the financial sector?

How would you calculate a firm's WACC.... What would you use it for?

Give me 3 valuation metrics you would use in a comp analysis

What is Enterprise Value... how do you calculate it?

Pitch me a stock

umm i also go the tell me a current event question alot..

Expect all of these.

Also, explain how a DCF works both with PGM and EMM.

Feb 23, 2008

An individual in one my classes got this question:

Explain to me in 10 minutes the current state of the global economy.

Feb 27, 2008

I wouldn't mind the global economy in 10 minutes at all! It would shave off a lot of difficult-question time :).

On the other hand, can someone clarify the answer to why EBITDA is widely used as a proxy for CF and why some people prefer to use EBIT instead? I've never fully grasped a full understanding of those 2 questions. Thanks!

Feb 28, 2008

bump this last question, first part

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Jun 17, 2009

EBITDA is a proxy for cash flow because it is operating earnings before financing effects (the IT part) and before non-cash charges (the DA part).

Feb 9, 2010

EBITDA shows the performance of the company itself unadjusted for interest payments and capital structure elements

Apr 30, 2010
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