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Introduction to Valuation

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Introduction to Valuation shares an overview of concepts related to Equity Valuation. The education videos here are the same as those uploaded under the Valuation section on the previous The middle Road website, except they have been modified for audio clarity. Check out Applied Learning, refer to solved questions from Aswath Damodaran’s book, solved solutions to inhouse questions developed by The middle Road. This course also includes a solved question from The middle Road. 

Understand meaning of value and value drivers.

Introduction of concepts like Return on Invested Capital, Earnings Growth, Investment Rate, and free cash flows for the firm.

This is a short module on Introduction to Valuation. The online course is geared toward equity valuation, introducing concepts of value drivers’ Return on Invested Capital. This course shares an overview of types of valuation models, financial statements, capital, and risk structure. A brief understanding of fixed income, i.e., bonds, is included to facilitate valuing companies with debt. This module series looks at discounted cash flow model, especially WACC for valuing debt and equity, and a brief on the capital asset pricing model. The modules share a perspective on a firm’s free cash flows, highlighting the difference between equity and firm valuation. The purpose of the module is to share an overview of drivers of valuation. The module includes an introduction to the present value of investment to facilitate better concepts involved in discounting cash flows. The module introduces three prolonged analyses for valuing equity firms. This is an excellent online course for working professionals and students who want to get an introduction to basic concepts in equity valuation. They go to an intermediate level within a short period. There are in-house examples, worksheet problems to understand the concepts discussed. Further, there are references to reports to build better expertise on equity valuation. There will be limited overview of fixed income securities.

Note: This course refers to the book Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies only for a couple of chapters for this course. You are not required to buy it specifically for this course on Valuation.

Key Textbook References:

  • Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, University Edition (Wiley Finance) McKinsey & Company 
  • Investment Valuation by Aswath Damodaran's 
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