Valuation Topics

Topics related to standalone valuation including fundamental valuation, relative valuation, sum-of-parts and other techniques


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Discount rate unwinding
When i do a DCF model and used a discount rate of 15%, I generated an equity value say 100 dollars. As we move into next year, I need to adjust my discount factor, making year 1 into year 0, my equity value will be increase to 113. My question is how come my equity value is 115, shouldn't my equit... Read More
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Beta for Cost of Equity
Hello WST, I understand that many have access to Bloomberg terminal at work or in school so getting beta for a particular stock is not an issue. However, would you have any recommendation for those who don't have Bloomberg and need beta to calculate cost of equity for a particular company? For ex... Read More
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DCF Mid-Year Convention
Hello WST,
A quick question, would you recommend using mid-year convention for DCF because obviously firms don't normally receive all its cash at the end of the fiscal year? Many thanks.
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DCF Correct Time Period inputs
Hi WST, I have a not so smart question, let's say I am making a 5 year projection (2018-2022) for DCF analysis to calculate a company's implied stock price. Now, the company just releases its latest financial statements. So should I use the latest financial figures to calculate, say, net debt, an... Read More
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Why do companies issue warrants? Do warrants usually have a premium price over the current market value? if yes, why is that?
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Stock rights offering
Why is that the stock price normally gap down after ex rights date? What seems to be the logical reason for the price adjustments?
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Hedging Instruments and TEV
Hi, is there ever a case when you would add/subtract the fair value of hedging instruments when getting to enterprise value from equity value?
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Question on interest income impact on FCFE and valuation
I have this company with no debt and high cash pile. (1) In the FCFE calculation = FCFF - (int x (1-tax)) + net borrowing; I will need to add back interest expense * (1-tax). But in my Co case with high cash pile, do i add back interest income instead? (2) when determining the value per shar... Read More
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Accounting question on
A company invest in a target and obtain 40% stake for 120mn. So the target is valued at 300mn. 6 months later, the company is increasing its stake in the target from 40% to 60%. The announcement read: "The increased stake will take effect following a share capital increase, whi... Read More
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Free Cash Flow to Equity
Would increase in debt (refinancing) in a year increase free cash flow to equity in that year?
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