Business Valuation

[Level 2] Learn to value a business based on Comps, Precedent Transactions, and a DCF model
  • 59 Videos
  • 12 Quizzes
  • 1 Survey
  • 8 Downloads
  • 1 Exam
  • 4.0 hrs

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Course description

Business valuation course overview

This business valuation course provides participants with the skills needed to perform a detailed business valuation using three main methods: Comps, Precedents and DCF Analysis. 

The valuation training provided in this series will be particularly valuable to those who are looking for a detailed and step-by-step explanation of how to value a company based on comparable companies, past M&A transactions and a Discounted Cash Flow Model (DCF).


Business valuation methods

business valuation methods course


Business valuation course learning objectives:

  • Understand the difference between equity value and enterprise value
  • Learn how to calculate various equity and enterprise value multiples
  • Understand the drivers of equity multiples and value a business using equity multiples
  • Calculate and analyze valuation multiples
  • Learn the most common multiples: EV/Revenue, EV/EBITDA, EV/EBIT, P/E
  • Know when each type of multiple is appropriate to use
  • Appreciate the drivers of equity and enterprise multiples
  • Value a company using comparable company analysis
  • Value a company using precedent M&A transactions
  • Learn how to value a business using discounted cash flow techniques.
  • Complete Excel-based case studies and solutions as well as a PDF valuation reference guide that can be used while taking the course and downloaded to your computer for future reference.
  • Calculate free cash flows to the firm and to equity
  • Outline the main drivers of free cash flows
  • Value a business using a two-stage DCF valuation model
  • Learn how to calculate the cost of equity, cost of debt and the weighted average cost of capital. 
  • Calculate Beta in an Excel spreadsheet
  • Calculate an organization's weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
  • Create a football field chart to summarize the various valuation methods used in the analysis: Comps, Precedents, DCF


Allocating cash flow by investor type

income statement and investor types from course


Comparable company analysis

Learn how to build a Comps table and calculate all equity value and enterprise value ratios required to value a business.

Comps table comparable company analysis


Drivers of business valuation

Learn about the main drivers of free cash flow to the firm and business valuation in this course.

Forecast Free Cash Flow and business valuation



Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Model

In this business valuation course, you will learn to build a DCF model from scratch, building on the skills you developed from CFI's prior courses on building a 3 statement model.

Discounted Cash Flow DCF model course


Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

Learn how to perform WACC analysis in Excel and use the slope function to calculate a company's beta.

WACC business valuation course



Valuation Football Field chart

Create a football field chart in Excel from scratch at the end of the course to combine all valuation methods outlined above.

Football field chart for valuation

Who should take this business valuation course?

This online class is designed for professionals working in private equity, investment banking, corporate development, and other areas of finance and accounting.  The course provides both foundational building blocks for beginners and covers more advanced aspects of valuation for experienced practitioners.


Reviews (12)

Business Valuation

by Teka Derick Tikum
Excellent valuation techniques. I don't regret going through this course to discover the in-depth practicality on how to value Companies. Thanks for this course.

Excellent

by Richard Hastings
Otherwise tricky concepts communicated in a very simple and easy to understand (but highly effective) way.
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Business Valuation

by Teka Derick Tikum
Excellent valuation techniques. I don't regret going through this course to discover the in-depth practicality on how to value Companies. Thanks for this course.

by brian millen

by Blessing Lawal

Excellent

by Richard Hastings
Otherwise tricky concepts communicated in a very simple and easy to understand (but highly effective) way.

by Vincent Lauro

by Aarav Singh

by barbara arnold

by Cara Nowen

GOOD

by Rustom Rupand

by Jared Blum

Multiples explained clearly

by Rajat Kumar
This course provides a good overview of comps and precedents, how to pick relevant ones and how to adjust them for growth, margins etc. Easy to follow and very well explained, thank you!