Fundamentals of Corporate Valuation & Modelling

3 days 9-11 Oct 2017, London UK £3,895.00 + VAT* Download brochure Add to basket

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This course represents module 1 of Corporate Valuation School: Techniques, Modelling & Valuation.

This course comprises three days of training in corporate valuation techniques, followed by an additional, optional two days of training that cover more advanced concepts. The three day foundation training course is designed to provide delegates

With an understanding of the following:

  • Financial analysis underlying corporate valuations
  • Valuation fundamentals
  • Multiple valuations
  • DCF valuations
  • Applying different valuation techniques using Excel

The subsequent two day training is designed to cover the following:

  • More advanced DCF techniques
  • The impact of capital structure on valuation
  • The impact of corporate finance transactions on valuation, including LBOs
  • Specific valuations eg. high growth, cyclical and distressed companies
  • Advanced financial analysis for corporate valuation

Who should attend

  • Investment bankers
  • Fund managers
  • Equity analysts
  • Equity traders
  • Equity sales
  • Corporate finance lawyers
  • Credit analysts
  • Strategists
  • Treasurers and finance directors
  • Compliance officers 


We work with a series of expert instructors, please select the course location of interest to review the credentials of who will be delivering the programme.

Sarah Martin

Former Executive Director of CSFB and Lehman Brothers, the Course Director has spent seventeen years working as an investment banker in Europe and the US. She has principally worked in the credit markets and has experience of the US and European high grade and high yield markets, the European new issue markets, the Asian convertible bond markets and of corporate restructurings of distressed credits. She specialised in the telecoms sector and was closely involved in the structuring, raising and/or trading of bank and public debt for telecoms companies in many countries, including Europe, South Africa, Asia and Latin America. She also has extensive experience of corporate finance transactions, including mergers, disposals, privatisations, IPOs and capital raisings. Until 2003, she was an Executive Director at Lehman Brothers in Fixed Income Research in London, having also worked for CS First Boston and Kleinwort Benson. She now works on an independent basis advising the legal and private equity professions on credit analysis and company valuation. She has a degree in economics from the London School of Economics and stock exchange qualifications from London and New York.



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All courses are held at four or five star venues in Central London, Zone 1. We strive to provide you with a training environment of the highest quality, to ensure that the whole learning experience exceeds your expectations.

Your training venue will be confirmed by one of our course administrators approximately 3-4 weeks before the course start date.

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Day 1

Introduction to corporate valuations

Valuation fundamentals

  • Drivers of valuation – ROIC, WACC, growth, size
  • The FCF perpetuity valuation formula; single and double period
  • The key value driver valuation formula
  • Economic profit and enterprise value added
  • ROIC vs. WACC – computation and drawbacks

Case studies: valuing companies using the above formulae

Financial analysis for valuation

  • Cleaning up the reported results to derive underlying performance
  • Calculating key financial ratios to assess a firm’s performance relative to its sector
  • Enterprise value versus equity value – what to include in net debt
  • Adjusting for operating leases and other off balance sheet liabilities

Valuations based on multiples

  • Multiple valuations based on revenues, EBIT, EBITDA(R), Net income/EPS, NAV
  • Overview of following ratios: PE, PEG, EV/EBITDA(R), PB, NAV
  • Choosing comparable firms
  • Dividend yield valuations
  • Reconciliation of multiple valuations to the key value driver formula

Day 2

Valuations based on multiples contd

  • Earnings versus cashflow
  • EPS dilution/enhancement
  • Case studies: valuing companies using multiple analysis

DCF valuations and financial modelling with Excel

  • Calculating OPAT and unlevered free cashflow
  • The CAPM; unlevered and levered betas, risk premia, kd, ke, tax shields and WACC
  • Explicit forecast period and terminal value
  • Assessing the terminal value (multiple or perpetuity method)
  • Case studies: modelling in Excel to produce DCF valuations

Day 3

DCF Valuations contd

  • Importance of final year forecasts – fading the forecasts
  • Comparing valuations using multiples vs. DCF
  • Advantages and drawbacks of each valuation method
  • Calculating NPV and IRRs

Course summary and close

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