Business valuation is one of the toughest classes in any business curriculum. And it's one of the most important. Master this critical topic, and you've removed a major obstacle standing between you and a 4.0, and taken a major step toward a successful career in business.
Breaking down business valuation methods into easy-to-digest parts, this self-teaching guide provides all the skills you need to determine a company's worth--easily and accurately. Business Valuation DeMYSTiFieD offers expert insight from both buyers' and sellers' points of view and provides examples and exercises illustrating the concepts driving the practices.
This fast and easy guide features:In-depth coverage of the three main methods of valuing businesses: discounted cash flow, price multiple, and liquidation Easy-to-understand descriptions of financial ratios Tools and techniques for deciphering valuation reports, financial statements, and guidelines for specific businesses Chapter-ending practice exercises and a quiz for testing and reinforcing what you've learned
Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for a more advanced student, Business Valuation DeMYSTiFieD is your shortcut to building a solid foundation in this critical business topic.
The only book to focus on valuation specifically for mergers and acquisitions, Valuation For M&A: Building Value in Private Companies, Second Edition lays out the steps for measuring and managing value creation in privately held businesses. This groundbreaking work led directly to authors Chris M. Mellen and Franck C. Evans being named the joint 2010 AM&AA Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year by the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors, and its thorough overview of the subject:Recognizes a company as an investment and explains how to manage that value to maximize shareholder returns, focusing on returns, risks, and capital invested Explains investment or strategic value versus fair market value and provides a document request checklist; sample interview questions; and formats for adjusting financial statements, developing discount rates, the computation of net cash flow; and a valuation reconciliation form Includes a comprehensive case study to illustrate concepts and calculations Now covers fair value accounting and the impact of SFAS Nos. 141, 142, and 157 and their IFRS counterparts, intangible asset valuation techniques, exit planning, international M&As, and venture backed/early stage companies
Showing corporate executives as well as M&A professionals and business appraisers how to value privately-held businesses for merger and acquisition purposes, this book helps investors, executives, and their advisors determine the optimum strategy to enhance both market value and strategic value to maximize return on investment.
Financial Valuation Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises and Tests to Help You Master Financial Valuation, Edition 3
The resource that cuts the learning curve in half for valuation professionals
Now valuation professionals can master almost every function for most valuation situations. The Financial Valuation Workbook, Third Edition guides readers through a complete business valuation with essential tools for quick reference.Updated and expanded chapter on The Process of Preparing a Valuation- Client Workflow Procedures from initial phone call to delivery of the report Expanded case study and exercises with solutions and explanations Over 300 exercises organized by major areas to increase the learning process
This Workbook is organized by standard, easily identifiable sections that allow for easy reference by all professionals.
Valuation is at the heart of any investment decision, whether that decision is buy, sell or hold. But the pricing of many assets has become a more complex task in modern markets, especially after the recent financial crisis. In order to be successful at this endeavor, you must have a firm understanding of the proper valuation techniques. One valuation book stands out as withstanding the test of time among investors and students of financial markets, Aswath Damodaran'sInvestment Valuation.
Now completely revised and updated to reflect changing market conditions, this third edition comprehensively introduces investment professionals and students to the range of valuation models available and how to chose the right model for any given asset valuation scenario. This edition includes valuation techniques for a whole host of real options, start-up firms, unconventional assets, distressed companies and private equity, and real estate. All examples have been updated and new material has been added.Fully revised to incorporate valuation lessons learned from the last five years, from the market crisis and emerging markets to new types of equity investments Includes valuation practices across the life cycle of companies and emphasizes value enhancement measures, such as EVA and CFROI Contains a new chapter on probabilistic valuation techniques such as decision trees and Monte Carlo Simulation Author Aswath Damodaran is regarded as one of the best educators and thinkers on the topic of investment valuation
This indispensable guide is a must read for anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of investment valuation and its methods. With it, you can take the insights and advice of a recognized authority on the valuation process and immediately put them to work for you.
Drawing on their work training tens of thousands of people at leading organizations worldwide, the authors provide a deep understanding of the basics of financial management and measurement, along with hands-on activities to practice what you are reading. You'll discover:
Why the assumptions behind financial data matter
- What income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements really reveal
- How to use ratios to assess your venture's financial health
- How to calculate return on your investments in your enterprise
- Ways to use financial information to do your own job better
- How to instill financial intelligence throughout your team
Authoritative and accessible, Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs empowers you to "talk numbers" confidently with colleagues, partners, and employees-- and fully understand how to use financial data to make better decisions for your business.
Business Valuation and Bankruptcy helps you-whether you are an accountant dealing with a troubled company, a lender, an investor, a bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer/financial advisor, or a private equity player-to focus on solving everyday and case determinative disputes when creditors, lenders, and debtors have differing views of value.
Introducing valuation issues early on in the restructuring/bankruptcy process so you can plan accordingly, this book offers
Business Valuation and Bankruptcy is written in terms that are common to bankruptcy professionals and is essential, timely reading for players in the bankruptcy and restructuring environment.
An essential guide covering new federal regulatory reforms and federal financial issues
Financial Institutions, Valuations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Third Edition presents a new regulatory framework for financial institutions in the post-bailout era.Provides valuable guidance to assess risks, measure performance and conduct valuations processes to create shareholder value Covers the protection of other stakeholders, including customers, regulators, government, and consumers Offers an up-to-date understanding of financial institutions, their challenges, and their opportunities in the post-Sarbanes-Oxley era
Over the past decade, substantial changes have taken place in the structure and range of products and services provided by the financial services industry. Get current coverage of these changes that have transformed both traditional organizations such as banks, thrifts, and insurance companies, as well as securities providers, asset management companies and financial holding companies with the up-to-the-minute coverage found in Financial Institutions, Valuations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Third Edition.
Valuation for Financial Reporting: Fair Value, Business Combinations, Intangible Assets, Goodwill and Impairment Analysis, Edition 3
Praise for Valuation for Financial Reporting, Third Edition
"Writing a book on financial reporting is a challenge in and of itself, let alone to focus on the shifting sands of valuation in financial reporting. Yet, Mard and company have done it again, and this time, it is even more user-friendly, easy to read, and topical. If you intend to wade into the swift currents of providing valuation services for financial reporting, you must have Valuation for Financial Reporting in your library or on your desk!" —Neil J. Beaton, CPA/ABV, CFA, ASA, National Partner in Charge of Valuation Services, Grant Thornton, LLP
"I really like the flowcharts. The authors take the complex world of fair value measurement for business combinations and convert it to easily understandable and usable flowcharts, worksheets, and checklists." —Gordon Goodman, Trading Control Officer, Occidental Petroleum, and member of the FASB Valuation Resource Group
"The comments on efficient markets and faithful representation in the first chapter were very (very) helpful and well written. Masterful! Great book and I look forward to adding it to the library!" —Robin E. Taylor, CPA/ABV, CFE, CVA, CBA, Dixon Hughes PLLC, and Chairman, AICPA Business Valuation Committee
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Lisa Holton is the author of How to be a Value Investor, The Essential Dictionary of Real Estate, and the Encyclopedia of Financial Planning. She is a contributing writer for the Financial Planning Association on consumer finance and retirement planning issues. Ms. Holton heads the Lisa Company, a writing, editing, and research firm. She lives in Evanston, IL.