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  2. Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp

    Financial modeling is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of investment banks and other financial firms now have formal training programs, many students and prospective finance professionals are choosing ...

    54 comments - 7 silver bananas - Apr 4 2019 - 9:12am -

  3. Can someone please explain this to me?

    I was recently offered a position to join the valuations desk of a MF PE Shop. I am from a nontarget and my ultimate goal is to eventually go to a M7 program for my MBA. Would taking this BO job hinder my ability to make that transition? Also, does anyone ...

    23 comments - 4 silver bananas - Feb 12 2019 - 1:22pm -

  4. ER is dead so I'll try this forum...need some guidance regarding splitting weight for DCF/Comps valuation

    TL;DR- tried tweaking DCF to make it more optimistic but cannot honestly justify tweaks. Resorting to arriving at target share price with DCF /Comps weight- don't know how to justify/explain my decision for 60% DCF 40% Comps. Need some guidance. Disc ...

    22 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 31 2018 - 6:30pm -

  5. How Quick will it Snap? Valuation of SnapChat

    Snapchat (recently renamed Snap Inc.) has filed for an IPO reportedly set for Q1 2017. Snap is seeking a valuation of $25 Bn according to reports at Bloomberg. The question arises if such a rich valuation of 25X Forward Revenue makes sense at all. " ...

    88 comments - 5 silver bananas - Aug 11 2017 - 11:52am -

  6. Rosenbaum & Pearl V2- GODSEND- Models

    Team, I recently purchased Rosenbaum and Pearl V2. The book is a GODSEND! (Particularly the new buyside chapter) Can anyone advise me on how I get hold of the Excel models to accompany the book? Thanks in advance! Rosenbaum and Pearl Valuation book techni ...

    15 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 26 2019 - 9:34am -

  7. How to Get to ARGUS Certification?

    Now that there's a dedicated RE forum I feel like we should have an Argus thread. Argus website here: Argus Software I've talked to a few people in the industry over the past week and they have stressed how important an Argus certification will ...

    75 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 11 2018 - 12:26pm -

  8. Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory Services- Valuation

    I'm posting this here to get some take on this full-time position with E&Y. I'm very interested in investment banking at some time in my career and I have an interview for this position. Here are two questions I have regarding it: Would inve ...

    65 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 27 2018 - 1:54pm -

  9. M&A Transaction Timeline

    I feel like there is a huge misconception about the timeline of M&A transactions and the functions carried out by affiliated parties during the process. Private Equity M&A Process Timeline Therefore, I would like to assume the following scenario i ...

    34 comments - 13 silver bananas - Feb 12 2018 - 4:59pm -

  10. Net Working Capital- Valuation model

    To any/all who can advise on a question I have regarding the following, I'd have much gratitude: I am working out a Valuation model for a theoretical Steel MFG outfit, using a Free Cash Flow- NPV approach to find a value for the firm. I have mocked u ...

    108 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 9 2017 - 2:04am -

  11. E&Y Valuation, Deloitte Valuation interviews?

    Hello, I have a couple of interviews scheduled with E& Y and Deloitte, both for their valuation division within Advisory. Do you guys have any experience with their interviews? Should I be expecting a lot of accounting questions? Or more finance/model ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:35pm -

  12. Is Dynamic Pricing the Wave of the Future?

    Before two weeks ago, I hadn't given the dynamic pricing of consumer goods and services much thought. I suspect that's mostly because it doesn't exist for the most part outside of travel-related products such as airfare. However, I was in F ...

    44 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 16 2012 - 12:19pm -

  13. BEST Valuation/Modeling Books

    Hey all, Im trying to brush up on my financial valuation/modeling skills for a new role valuations for large oil/gas company. Can you recommend some good reading/reference learning material??? PS- Ive already done Wall Street Prep and am level II CFA... T ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:41pm -

  14. Valuation multiples across different industries- Similar scenarios for different industries?

    When calculating multiples for comparable company analysis, which multiples are used specifically for certain industries and which are specifically not used for certain industries? I know that EBITDA isn't used for financial institutions because a la ...

    57 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:17pm -

  15. How you got into REPE?

    Hi guys. Is this track possible? What are some ways to move on to REPE without IB experience? Valuation repe real estate valuation ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 11 2014 - 11:47pm -

  16. How Tax Rate affects Enterprise Value (EV)

    Hi all, I have some questions on an undying topic that's continuously discussed on the street: how tax rate affects EV valuation of companies. Some people argue it's positively correlated to EV while others argue it's the opposite. Based on ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 9 2016 - 2:23pm -

  17. Big 4 TAS Interview Questions

    I just scored an interview for a full-time entry level position in the TAS group of a Big 4 accounting firm (valuation group). This was sort of a back up plan and I've spent the last 4 years of college gunning for ER. Anyone know what I can expect to ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 31 2017 - 9:04pm -

  18. what is Valuation Analyst?

    I've been told that being a valuation analyst is a good backup plan for getting into IB. What exactly is a valuation analyst and what are some of the top valuation firms? Valuation ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:18pm -

  19. Valuation of an intangible asset (technology / R&D)

    Hi, How would you estimate the value of an intangible asset, more specifically an R&D formulation? I represent an industrial buyer, who is considering to acquire an R&D formulation from a competitor. The products can be sold to our clients current ...

    17 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 2 2017 - 2:29pm -

  20. Model from scratch?

    What does building a model from scratch mean? does it mean opening up a blank piece of excel sheet and inputting everything, including account titles and formatting? I'm taking a course on financial modleling, and feel like the latter is extremely ha ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  21. Valuation of the week 1: A Tesla Test

    I taught the first session of my valuation class, that I previewed in my last post, today. As part of that class, I do what I call a “valuation of the week”, where I pick a company and value it and then post both my valuation (with the spreadsheet and the ...

    21 comments - 4 silver bananas - Sep 9 2013 - 11:10am -

  22. Real Estate DCF Valuation (upcoming interview!)

    Hey guys, Can someone help me to understand real estate DCF valuation specifics? How exactly is the WACC calculated for a real estate DCF model? Does the tax shield diminish the cost of dept like in the classical WACC calculation? Maybe a silly question, ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:43pm -

  23. Valuation/Modeling courses (e.g. training the street etc.)

    If I'm reading resumes to interview and I see Training the Street or something similar listed, I will strongly discount the candidate. Why? It shows a lack of priority and judgement- why pay hundreds of dollars for something you'll learn as soon ...

    48 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 23 2011 - 1:58pm -

  24. Oil & Gas Valuation Model

    Hi All, I was wondering if you guys knew a good website for Oil & Gas Valuation modeling, or if you could share a simple model with me that would be very basic.. Many thanks for your help oil gas Valuation Model ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 15 2017 - 3:51pm -

  25. Are Individual Investors Stupid?

    Is the average American investor an idiot? I found myself pondering that question yesterday as I tried not once, but twice (unsuccessfully, I might add), to edge myself into some DXD calls between the spread. This is a trade I've already been burned ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 5 2010 - 8:30am -

  26. Valuation control groups

    The valuation control groups within investment banks that review the valuation on trades ie. structured products, derivatives or illiquid investments- where does that usually lead you in terms of career path? Many seem to co-mingle with product control wi ...

    20 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 17 2018 - 6:01pm -

  27. Gordon Growth vs. Exit Model

    Hey all, I know exit/terminal multiples are more prevalent in banking when estimating a terminal value for a company. What are the pros and cons of both methods? Model Valuation multiples gordon growth gordon growth method ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:16pm -

  28. Dividend Discount Model

    I'm trying to build a dividend discount model to be used in a pitch(I'm an intern). But, I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get my hands on a basic dividend discount model I could take a look at? I'm reading Damodaran's piece ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:37pm -

  29. Easiest way to get "in" in the NYC region?

    Hey all, I'm sure I've contacted most of you by PM in the past. I'm trying to figure out the best way to get into real estate, specially valuation, undertaking, acquisitions, etc. I currently work in middle office at a BB. Would looking int ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2016 - 4:42pm -

  30. Houlihan Lokey FAS Analyst Technical Exam

    I have a second round interview coming up for Houlihan Lokey FAS Analyst position and I have been told that I have to take a "technical exam". I asked the HR representative for what I should expect, however she just told me that it was going to ...

    20 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  31. Investment Banking vs. Business Valuation

    What are the pros and cons between investment banking and business valuation (think Duff and Phelps)? I am looking at both for full time recruiting. At the end of the day they seem to be very similar so I was wondering what sorts of things I should be thi ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 22 2015 - 1:11pm -

  32. Terminal Value for IRR Calculation- Restaurant Franchise

    I am calculating IRR from a 10 years projected cash flow + a terminal value. The terminal value I understand is usually calculated as FCFF(1+g)/(r-g). Incase of using terminal value for IRR calcuation should the r= cost of capital or r=IRR (in this case i ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 26 2016 - 3:10am -

  33. Big Four TS/TAS and Major?

    Alright so currently I am thinking about either majoring in finance or accounting, possibly a double major if I can do so. My goal right now is to try and get into Big Four TS/TAS valuations or similar. Would just an accounting major be enough to have a s ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2012 - 9:27pm -

  34. What discount rate do you use in your valuations?

    Hi guys, was hoping I could get some insight on this esp. from those buysiders at long only value shops i currently work on the buy side focusing on resource sector companies, I don't think I've ever calculated a company's WACC outside of m ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 7 2014 - 6:19am -

  35. Valuation tools survey: DCF vs Multiples

    just out of curiosity, in real life, shops tend to use DCF, Multiples or a mix of both? i understand both of them have their shortcomings and that maybe especially in the Sell Side Multiples are preferred because it's much easier to give a simple ans ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 2 2014 - 6:27am -

  36. Value creation deconstruction in LBOs

    Hi guys, One question I have encountered in the past is to analyze the value creation of an LBO. My first thought on this was to deconstruct the IRR or MOIC to see how each individual value driver (I would say the main ones are a) multiple expansion, b) o ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2015 - 12:27am -

  37. Retail Bank Valuation

    I have an interview coming up for a private equity group that makes significant minority investments in regional retail banks. Does anyone know how you would go about valuing a regional retail bank? Investment Banking private equity Banking PE investment ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:51pm -

  38. A day in my life as a Hedge Fund Equity Research Analyst

    "Which associate career should I pursue: Private Equity or Hedge Fund?" Second-year investment banking analysts who are just entering the associate recruiting cycle consistently pose this question to me. Since I was in their shoes not so long ag ...

    17 comments - 12 silver bananas - Sep 19 2010 - 8:08pm -

  39. If a company is expected to perform very well/poor in the future, how is this reflected in the DCF model?

    My guess is that the WACC would change, leading to a higher or lower discount. But I'm not 100% sure because the DCF is a measure of the intrinsic value of a business. Merci! dcf Valuation Investment Banking ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2015 - 8:10pm -

  40. Books on Bank valuation

    Hey guys! I'm interviewing with a FIG group and need to read up on bank valuation specifically and FI valuation in general. I am looking for a Rosenbaum-style book, such as Bank Valuation for dummies. Any recommendations? Cheers LeeteasY Valuation ba ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:46pm -

  41. Use of LBO model as a valuation tool

    How does a lbo model is used in sell side M&A assignment. My understanding is that LBO model is used for going private transactions. How do we use this model as a valuation tool and what are the steps involved to use this model as a valuation tooll Va ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2010 - 1:00pm -

  42. What does P/B relative to ROE tell you as a valuation methodology?

    Saw a research analyst talk about valuing banks using P/B relative to ROE. P/B makes sense as they hold more liquid assets but why relative to ROE? Valuation financial ratios ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 17 2018 - 3:00pm -

  43. Analysis and Valuation Models- Build with a template model or build from scratch?

    Each company and each analysis is different, however, the "bare-bones" fundamentals are the same for DCF, Comps, precedent transactions, etc. So with that, do you guys build models and valuations from scratch (as in format, labels, sheets, cells ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 6 2017 - 9:59am -

  44. Enterprise Value | Investments in Associates

    Why substracting Investment in Associates from Entreprise Value and why at market value? Accounting for Associate Investments in EV When completing a detailed EV calculation, you subtract out associate investments as they are considered like cash- somethi ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2018 - 10:30pm -

  45. Is this the beginning of the end for Silicon Valley's fairytale valuations?

    While I'm not expecting Uber to be valued at $100mm next week, there does seem to be a trend emerging in the convergence of price and value at these so-called "unicorn" start-ups, which is not a particularly good thing for the founders and ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2016 - 12:24am -

  46. Zynga, Facebook, Groupon Colossal Valuations!

    Week after week, investors have seen multi-billion deals for online businesses with suspect business models. In January, Goldman invested in Facebook at a $50 billion valuation. Zynga's reported $7-$10 billion valuation surpassed that of software gia ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 1 2011 - 12:40am -

  47. Gross vs. Net Cap Rate

    All- I have received an interview test from a small RE acquisition firm. The company primarily deals with SFR (single family rentals) and small apartment buildings. For the test, they asked me to evaluate 3 SFRs which includes determining the rental value ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2014 - 5:35pm -

  48. EBITDA Multiples- Medical Supply Resellers- Help Needed

    Does anyone know any free resources online to find industry average EBITDA multiples, specifically for medical supply companies? I need to figure out how to value a small medical supply reseller that does below around $100M in EBITDA. Does anyone have any ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 29 2012 - 6:43pm -

  49. What determines what multiple an industry trades off of?

    I know we all are told that this industry trades off of FV/ EBITDA multiples or that one trades off of P/E multiples...but what actually determines what the appropriate valuation multiple(s) for an industry are. Why do certain industries trade primarily o ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 12 2010 - 4:36pm -

  50. What makes a good VC? (Research project)

    Hey everyone! Hope you're having a fine Saturday. I am working on a stats project and have decided to do it on what makes a successful VC. I need to come up with both quantitative and binary qualitative variables. Here's what I've got so fa ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2017 - 6:30pm -

  51. post MBA offer from Big 4 accounting firm

    Hello everyone, I have received a full-time offer from one of the Big 4 accounting firms from their Valuations group. However, I am not sure if they are low-balling me with an offer of $72K. This is a post MBA offer with 1-2 years of experience being coun ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 15 2010 - 9:14pm -

  52. How do you value a Hedge Fund?

    Forgive me if this is a noob question but I'm used to valuing nice, easy tech companies. I was on CapIQ reading up on Man Group 's acquisition of GLG Partners (both fund managers) and I was wondering how exactly do you value a fund manager? In G ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2017 - 9:03pm -

  53. Valuation question (case study)

    Hi guys, I am doing a valuation case study for a company and I am stuck. I appreciate your help. There is two comparable companies given, and I need to compute three valuation ratios (P/E, P/E, P/S). Now I have the following information for these two comp ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 6 2015 - 5:34pm -

  54. Help Valuing A Very Negative Company

    Currently working on valuing a very indebted retail company for potential takeover and having serious troubles. Operating Income is negative, EPS is negative, Net Income is negative, EBITDA is negative and jumping all over the place, Retained Earnings is ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2011 - 2:33pm -

  55. A new semester begins: Valuation class online

    If you are a teacher, you measure your life in quarters and semesters. This is my fiftieth semester teaching, and, as in each of the prior forty nine semesters, I could not wait to get started. Coddled as only tenured faculty at a research university can ...

    11 comments - 6 silver bananas - Sep 10 2012 - 2:51pm -

  56. Valuation of a company with high inventories and debt

    Hi, We are just in the middle of modelling the financial statements of a meat company, with high level of inventories (think 9 months of salesm ham company). This company has a level of debt, we suspect associated to that inventory. That debt has a cost, ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 13 2017 - 8:23am -

  57. Governments and Value: Part 1- Nationalization Risk

    I have been writing about valuation for a long time and for much of that time period, I chose to ignore the effects, positive or negative, that governments can have on the value of businesses. Implicitly, I was assuming that governments could affect the v ...

    11 comments - 6 silver bananas - Apr 18 2012 - 1:45am -

  58. LBO Question- Clarification?

    So I got asked what I knew about LBO valuation in an interview, and although I haven't yet touched on this in my classes, I had recently read up on it on Investopedia. I mentioned, per Investopedia, that it is when a company purchases another company ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 8:06am -

  59. uValue- Analysts Are Now Irrelevant

    So I just came across this free iPad app called uValue. Its created by a couple of professors at Stern and Dartmouth Business School and is essentially a skinned spreadsheet which values companies. It can do WACC (detailed and simple), APV (detailed and s ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 14 2012 - 3:48pm -

  60. Casino Valuation

    I'm a beginner to real estate, so was wondering if anyone here could provide some basics on how to value a casino. Alternatively, are there any good resources on how to do so that I can read up on? Thanks in advance. Real Estate Valuation casino ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 31 2017 - 9:03pm -

  61. real estate private equity valuation techiniques

    does anyone have info on the type of valuation methods used in analyzing PE real estate investments? the structure I am dealing with is one where a group of PE professionals raise money from investors, pool it into a fund, and use cash from the fund to ac ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2011 - 12:15pm -

  62. The true purpose of calculating Enterprise Value

    Hi guys, Some sources call EV the "price that an acquirer really pays''. But in reality the purchase price is always the stock price plus certain premium. Does it mean that EV is just a 'theoretical price' for the business? If so ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 27 2012 - 9:24pm -

  63. 130/30 vs. L/S Equity

    hey everyone I read a wikipedia article regarding the 130/30 strategy which argued that it was more of a long strategy that had some short exposure and therefore could not really be compared to a traditional long/short equity hedge fund. Instead it should ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2011 - 6:14am -

  64. Valuation Methods in Industrial IBD group

    Hi all, I am curious if anyone is aware of the common valuation multiples and methods common when valuing companies as an analyst within a bank's industrials group. Any info would be greatly appreciated. thx Valuation dcf multiples Industrials IBD ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 7 2015 - 12:41pm -

  65. how does valuation affect fundraising

    If the company did not have their own valuation before asking for money, i think the money negotiation process will be really bad for the company, right? Also if they have >5 investors, how are they going to affect the negotiation? I mean each investor ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 5 2015 - 10:06pm -

  66. Real Life Case Study: What is the value of this 4 Tenant Retail property in Long Island?

    I have an associate who co-owns (50% undivided interest) a 4 tenant, Class B Retail property in a middle (to working) class Long Island residential area which generates $16,000 a month total NOI with NNN leases. The leases all have 5-10 years left to run ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2013 - 10:48pm -

  67. The P/E Ratio and new market metrics

    Is the P/E ratio the next head to roll off today's market guillotine? What are the new market metrics which will mark the next generation of financial analysis? As usual the critiques are more abundant then proposed solutions. Ben Levisohn: The stock ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2010 - 1:14pm -

  68. How do you valuate this? Help

    I have an excel sheet of 10 comparable companies with their P/B, P/E, Market Cap, etc. I was asked to valuate this company to see if the sponsor is paying an acceptable price and I have no idea how to start. Can someone help? Valuation ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 21 2011 - 2:48pm -

  69. Bang your friends

    What's the value of "Bang your friends"? Does it have a value? 20K users in a week... http://www.nbcbayarea.com/blogs/press-here/Faceboo... Valuation ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2013 - 12:51pm -

  70. Financial Due Diligence vs. Valuation

    Hey Monkeys, I have an offer for two Big 4 Transaction Services jobs, one in Financial Due Diligence and one in Valuation & Business Modeling. I was wondering which would be better starting off if I am looking to eventually get into PE. The Valuation ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2010 - 7:24pm -

  71. Great American Group Salary Question, please PM me!

    Hello, I am a senior from a target school and have received a offer letter from a Valuation Company called Great American Group. The internship is paid and leads into a full-time position contingent on how the internship goes. I like valuation services an ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2010 - 9:15pm -

  72. DCF/Valuation Question

    I had this question in an interview and I got it right, but my logic was a little off. Can someone clarify. The interviewer asked "9 times out of 10, which method of valuation will produce the highest valuation (DCF vs. Public comps vs. transaction c ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2009 - 8:16pm -

  73. Tech valuation model – get 8 SBs

    I'm making a valuation model to help convince boutiques I have modeling skills. Many have advised against, many have been for it, but that's not what I'm asking about. I'm pretty sure I want to value a software company. I'll give ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2012 - 3:06pm -

  74. Any ideas on valuing a cell tower?

    Hey guys, any experience with this? I would assume that something with steady income per year, low capex would be simple (ie, mulitple varying on whether property is owned or leased, etc) but I could also see a fairly complex usage based model with cost p ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 14 2011 - 12:35pm -

  75. 13 Week Cash Flow- How to do it?

    Hey Everyone, I'm interested in learning about the 13-Week Cash Flow model that is used in turnaround/distressed situations. Does anyone have any good resources? I'm going to be interviewing for a role in our distressed group and I'm going ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 28 2008 - 9:00pm -

  76. Stock Valuation suggestions needed

    Greetings fellow monkeys: I am making a research report on a stock (not school related), in which I need to come up with a valuation for a company (specifically stock price). I am obviously going to do the legwork myself, but I am looking for ideas about ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2011 - 5:52pm -

  77. Buy or Sell: The New York Mets

    Would you buy the New York Mets? In the case of SAC Capital 's Steve Cohen the answer is a resounding YES. I am not so sure that this is a smart play. Not just for Cohen, but for any investor. Today I would like to hear thoughts on the potential purc ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 9 2011 - 12:47pm -

  78. DCF- How do you come up with your Terminal Growth Rate?

    I know how to find the terminal value, this question is about estimating the terminal growth rate... I have used the search bar and can't find a definitive answer. I have been told that it should be GDP growth rate +/- your estimate. Anyone else ever ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 26 2015 - 1:53pm -

  79. Finanical Modeling/ Financial Statement Analysis Interview Questions

    Hello All, I have been out of the finance interviewing game for a while, I am a 2nd year analyst at a boutique IB. Need some help preparing for a technical interview I will hopefully be having soon- can anyone here help me with questions on financial mode ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  80. Banana Valuation Techniques

    Okay, it took me a long-ass time, but I finally noticed the new "Most Active Monkeys" section in the sidebar and wanted to recommend another section: "Net SBs per Comment" (NSBpC or NSB/C) I know that's a mouthful, but I think it ...

    10 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 1 2011 - 9:05pm -

  81. Young company valuation

    Hi, So recently I was in a recruiting process for a position as an equity researcher for small/midcap tech companies. As a part of that process we were asked to do a small analysis of a firm. They were happy with my description and analysis of the firm an ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 12 2016 - 9:27am -

  82. No return offer- still no FT offer

    I did not receive a return FT offer from a mid-tier restructuring boutique. After 2.5 months of intensive recruiting and networking with regional boutiques, I haven't received an offer. Banking / Big 4 valuation seems pretty unrealistic, given that t ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 8 2017 - 10:05pm -

  83. PwC TS vs. EY TAS

    Which one would you take? 1. PwC Transaction Services 2. EY Transaction Advisory Services What are some factors you would consider (besides the people factor)? Valuation pwc ey advisory TAS Ernst & Young transaction ts ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 24 2009 - 8:22pm -

  84. Terminal Value too High; What to do?

    My terminal value / ev is 90%. What should I look at to find out what I did wrong? Valuation dcf Terminal Value ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 1 2016 - 4:10pm -

  85. Conglomerate valuation

    When valuing multi-business organizations, do people generally value each business line seperately and then make adjustments for the benefits of being under the same corporate unbrella such as tax effects (i.e. losses; higher debt capacity). Also a few mo ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2009 - 1:59am -

  86. Facebook IPO over/under

    So, this came up in a discussion today and I thought it would be interesting to get some opinions in this forum. Given the recent boom in tech IPO's (LNKD, Groupon etc.), when do you guys think facebook will go public? Specifically, if we look at a 1 ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 29 2011 - 3:44pm -

  87. How to do entry analysis on private companies?

    Hey everyone, I was recently interviewed for an internship with a local Investment Bank. More specifically, it was for their Mezzanine Capital Unit/ private equity arm. After the interview, everything was going fine and I had a good feeling. However, they ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 14 2017 - 8:35am -

  88. Duff & Phelps: Dispute Consulting Analyst- Interview Help

    Hey gang: I have a phone interview coming up for an analyst position in Duff & Phelps' Dispute & Legal Management Consulting Group. I've seen prior threads on this but they were all for valuation and IB analyst positions, not for the Dis ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 22 2010 - 3:51pm -

  89. Low R-squared

    Hi Guys, First of all- this is my first post so I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything I've learned from you so far. I've got a question in the scope of statistical analysis of stocks and indices. How would you interp ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 11:04am -

  90. Balance Sheet Driven Companies

    What is a balance sheet driven company? Why is the valuation of balance sheet driven companies different from other companies? Valuation finance analysis ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:50am -

  91. Valuation Career Promotion Structure?

    Can anyone provide insight as to what the promotion structure is for a valuation analyst who stays at a valuation shop and approximately how long it takes to reach each position? So far I've gathered that it goes Analyst->Associate->Sr. Associa ...

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  92. Valuing a company?

    I am a new member of my school's investment club. My sector is making a presentation in which we discuss what stocks we'd like to buy/sell. Part of this presentation is expected to use regressions. We have bloomberg data available for these regr ...

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  93. What question would you *like* interviewers to ask you?

    We intend advertising some corporate finance related positions early next year and I hope to be interviewing candidates in Feb or March. While we have all the usual interview questions on the table I am hoping here to get your (candidates') view on q ...

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  94. Advice- BVal vs Audit for ER

    Hello Monkeys, I recently received an offer for a boutique IB on the business valuation side. The role includes utilizing DCF and multiples models for fairness opinions, employee stock option plans (ESOP) valuation, purchase price allocation, and goodwill ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 4 2016 - 6:42am -

  95. Duff and Phelps Case

    I have an interview at D&P in a week or so for the valuation analyst position and heard that there was a group case study involved. Does anybody know what this case involves and what you should know going in? I don't really have much of a valuati ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 31 2011 - 7:32pm -

  96. IBI Training vs The Analyst Exchange vs IB Career Path

    Has anyone heard of the IB Career Path??? http://www.ibcareerpath.com/ The first program I found was the Investment Banking Institute, but they have only the seminar program, then I found out about the Analyst Exchange, which you have the opportunity to d ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 3 2011 - 2:58pm -

  97. Was asked this in an Interview..

    I couldn't find it in forum search... In a DCF valuation, what's the rule of thumb that your terminal value is to high? I said if it approaching 60 to 70% and over (as it is usually over 50%), then it's probably to high. Valuation ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 3 2010 - 8:39pm -

  98. WSO Prep/M&I/ Valuation Skills

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    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 17 2009 - 2:49am -

  99. Most important part of a valuation???

    Ok everybody...I would love to get as much input on this from as many people from as many countries as possible. I just spoke with a senior banker (remember I am in India), and he told me that in the entire valuation process significantly more importance ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 27 2009 - 2:29am -

  100. Valuation spreadsheets for practice

    Hi Guys, I'll be joining an investment firm as a consulting lateral hire, where I did a lot of macro modeling. However, the new job will require me to quickly pick up on the more practical business valuation models. I've been reviewing technique ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 8 2009 - 3:25pm -

  101. How to value fintech companies?

    Asking for interviewing purposes. How do you go about valuing fintech companies, particularly payment companies and robo-advisors? How does a company like Betterment get an $800mm valuation? What about companies that are pre-revenue or with negative earni ...

    5 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 2 2017 - 6:00pm -

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