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Valuation Ratios: The Key Metrics Finance Experts Need To Know

by Elizabeth J. Howell Hanano, CFA

Not sure when to use which valuation ratio for which situation? In this article, we’ll delve into the must-know metrics and provide heuristics of when to use which measure.

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What's a Startup Worth? Guidelines and Best Practices

by Natasha Ketabchi

How do you value a startup or a scaleup? This is a question that plagues both founders and investors. Arriving at a figure all parties can agree upon is not very straightforward: ultimately, valuation is more of an art than a science.

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Equity Levels of Value: The Logic Behind Premiums and Discounts

by Nathan Krishnan S

Business value is much more than just the sum of discounted future cash flows. There are strategic elements related to equity control that also determine true worth. These factors manifest through control, liquidity, marketability, and synergistic discounts and premiums.

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Looking at Failed IPOs in the Age of the Unicorn

by Natasha Ketabchi

For many years, the IPO market appeared dormant. 2019, however, is bucking the trend with a large number of high-profile tech companies going live on stock exchanges. Not all of these IPOs have been successes. What is the process and what determines success (or lack thereof)?

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Digital Companies and the Valuation of Intangible Assets

by Surya Krishnan

The move to a digital economy has coincided with a higher proportion of enterprise value - 84% of the S&P 500 - being derived from intangible assets, such as patents and software. Yet, accounting rules have not caught up with this shift and current disclosure practices can paint an incomplete picture for investors.

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Perfecting Private Accommodations: Airbnb vs. Expedia

by Tyler Cain

As Airbnb may soon IPO, how does it compare against more traditional businesses in the travel space? We compare it to another top company in the travel sector, Expedia, and analyze how their originally divergent strategies are slowly converging.

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Climbing the IoT Value Chain

by Peter Wells

Impactful applications of IoT are certain to emerge in the near future. We explore how finance professionals should think of the value it can generate for their business by creating a thought framework.

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Selecting the Right Valuation Method for Pre-IPO Startups

by Bertrand Deleuse

Valuation for mature late-stage startups can be tricky: Too developed for guestimate methods, yet still without the depth of data offered by public market companies.

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Fintech Valuation Methods for Money Transfer Disruptors

by Nirvikar Jain

Valuation of private fintech startups is a step-by-step process that requires a holistic assessment of macro industrial factors and micro assumptions about the startup's future prospects. Learn how to value fintech companies in a practical step-by-step manner with this working example for payments unicorn Transferwise.

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