### Financial Modeling Topics

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**Intangible Asset Amortization**

Hi WST, I am trying to build a more detail projection by including amortization of intangible asset amortization; instead of grouping it with depreciation and deducting it from PP&E with depreciation. Now, I am running into a scenario where the company does not break out the depreciation and amor... Read More

**Over Estimating Depreciation**

Hi WST, Quick question: if we can't have the residual value of a company's depreciate assets; does that mean we could very well over estimate the depreciation expense? Ex. A company has $1000 of machinery and Equipment at the beginning of the period and with 3 years of life. However, without kno... Read More

**Trump's Tax Law - Interest Expense deduction limit?**

How does one account for the updated Interest Expense deduction limit in financial models?

**Convertible Bonds**

I am building a projection model and at the stage of building the debt schedule. Now, I have a situation where the company has convertible bond (CB) being classified on its balance sheet into liability portion and equity portion. Now, I am a bit confused. EX, the company raised $1,000 of CB, incl... Read More

**Re: Excel Formula of running a scenario analysis**

I'm now at the end of the DCF model and I'm about to run a scenario analysis with changes of some variables, e.g. dividend payout ratio and beta. So if I want to set up a table with different combinations of these two variables, is there any excel formula that I can use to fill in the intrisic value... Read More

**DCF modeling in an M&A situation**

I’m doing a DCF model for a deal, a briefing of the case is as followed: 1. The listed company acquired company A for 39% shares in 2016, therefore there is a profit of associate in 2016. 2. The listed company acquired the rest 61% shares of company A in 2017, the consolidation date is 31/8/20... Read More

**Waterfall distribution IRR**

I have recently came across a GP structure where the 2nd level waterfall distribution is based on XIRR. But it specifically states that the XIRR is not compounded. I thought inherent in the XIRR calculation is compounding effect. How to build a model that satisfies the non-compounding XIRR?

**Question on the model**

Question on the model: 1. For the cash flow statement, I understand the min cash balance I should input the amount the firm needs to continue operations. But trying to better understand the mandatory debt repayment cell and what is most appropriate to enter here? 2. For the interest calculati... Read More

**Quarterly Modeling - Current Portion LT Debt**

When modeling a company and making projections using quarterly financials, should the quarterly balance sheet item for Current Portion of LT Debt include the next 4 quarters of mandatory payments? If so, to not add debt to the balance sheet, do you then decrease the Long Term Debt liability by the ... Read More

Historical Cash & Equivalent Reconciliation

Hi WST, I have a somehow stupid question. I realized that we only make projection in the cash flow statement without bothering with the historical cash flow items. I kind of tried to use the same approach in cash flow statement to calculate the historical Cash & Equivalent to see if they would mat... Hi WST, I have a somehow stupid question. I realized that we only make projection in the cash flow statement without bothering with the historical cash flow items. I kind of tried to use the same approach in cash flow statement to calculate the historical Cash & Equivalent to see if they would match; however, the cash & cash equivalent that I get in the cash flow statement never reconcile with the reported cash & cash equivalent. My question is should we try to reconcile the historical cash flow items if not why not? Thanks. Read More