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2017-109: Best Practices Discounted Cash Flow $239.00

2017-109: Best Practices: Business Valuation Methods - The Discounted Cash Flow Method

**Webinar 109: Live Broadcast Date: June 28, 2017 1:00-3:00 pm EDT**

VPS StraightTalk Webinar Series: Business Valuation Methods - The Discounted Cash Flow Method with Jim Hitchner, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA

Learn the Best Practices of the Business Valuation Methods in this VPS StraightTalk webinar series

The discounted cash flow method is a bedrock valuation technique. This session will cover the issues every analyst needs to consider to master this common but complex method.


Best Practices - Discounted Cash Flow will cover

  • How to apply best practices in the cost of equity capital
  • How to apply best practices in the weighted average cost of capital
  • Proper use of the mid-year convention in the terminal year
  • Normalizing capital expenditures and depreciation
  • Accounting for excess depreciation and amortization
  • Risk analysis and adjustments - discount rate, margins, or growth
  • Normalization adjustments
  • Comparison to historical earnings
  • Minority vs. control cash flows
  • Direct to equity vs. invested capital applications
  • The use and misuse of exit multiples
  • Working capital assumptions - debt-free vs. direct to equity
  • Normalizing debt
  • Supporting a long-term growth rate
  • Perpetuity growth - yes or no?
  • Sensitivity analyses and sanity checks
  • Weighting and reconciling values

Learning Objectives:

Using a detailed case study (including report language), the participant will learn:

  • How to apply best practices in the DCF method
  • How to defend the DCF method
  • How to select the proper level of reliability of the DCF method


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