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Abdullah Karayumak, CFA

The Power of 3-statement Modeling: Best Practices for Valuations and Projections

By Abdullah Karayumak, CFA
To value or build projections for a company accurately, you have to factor in working capital—and you can’t do that without investing in a three-statement financial model.
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Ryan Zanoni

Forensic Accounting: Due Diligence’s Secret Weapon

By Ryan Zanoni
More than just a way to investigate financial crimes, forensic accounting is the most in-depth form of due diligence and compliance. But smaller firms often overlook its value. Here’s why that’s risky.
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Zachary Elfman

Why Tesla? Evaluating the Electric Craze

By Zachary Elfman
Tesla shares are up 60% over the past 12 months—performing relatively well even with the impacts of the coronavirus on the broader stock market (S&P 500 down ~11% over the same period). We dissect the drivers and unpack what the market is building into TSLA’s valuation.
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Greg Barasia, CFA

Unwrapping the Mysteries of Brand Valuation

By Greg Barasia, CFA
Brand value is the value a business can sell an item above the price that the supply/demand curve dictates. This value is embedded into the company’s share price but can be uncovered using PEG analysis.
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Elizabeth J. Howell Hanano, CFA

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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Natasha Ketabchi

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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Nathan Krishnan S

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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Natasha Ketabchi

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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Surya Krishnan

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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