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Using average receivables
Hi WST, Let's say I have exactly the same projected revenue no growth at all and the same assumed days of receivable for projection, by using average account receivable the projected receivable would produce a saw like projected account receivables which it kind of does not make sense. Should not ... Read More
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Break out depreciation from cost of goods sold or operating expenses
Hi WST,
I am wondering if we should break out the depreciation expenses from either cost of goods sold or operating expense when preparing for the historical portion of the income statement and make the projection accordingly?
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bank's credit costs calculation
Hi, Can I know how do I calculate the credit costs for impaired loans for banks? Is it correct if it total provisions made for impaired loans / total loans for the time period. Based on the reported figures for 4Q 2020: total provisions made for impaired loans are : S$241 million Total loans... Read More
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Banks - Key CAMELS Ratio
Can I understand for banks' operating profit, do we commonly take preprovision profit before tax? If so, how do we calculate preprovision profit before tax?   Please correct me if I'm wrong for the PPOP calculations for banks: PPOP = (net interest income + total non interest income - i.e. fee in... Read More
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Bank Financial Modeling
We are looking to improve our modeling ability specifically around banks. I've taken a look at some competitors and their models seem to be stuck in Basel II and aren't updated to the new FASB CECL methodology. We did take a look at Wall Street Prep and it looked like their course was written in 201... Read More
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Depreciation Schedule
Hello, I am having difficult completing the deprecation schedule from the template. Do we assume a useful life for buildings and machinery/equipment to calculate the weighted average useful life of gross PPE? I'm not sure how % accumulated depreciation metric is incorporated or how gross % breakdow... Read More
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Adv LBO Modeling TL Logic
Hello, I'm currently looking at the super advanced LBO model and I'm trying to understand the logic on the Term Loan Borrowing / Paydown line. Can you please explain what the formula is about? How can you draw on a TL? The formula looks very similar to a Revolver Borrowing / Paydown line. Your el... Read More
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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... Read More
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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
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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
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