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Corporate Valuation Methodologies - Fundamental & Relative Valuation Modeling with Wall Street Training (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Thursday, June 20, 2013 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
9:00 am
The Standard Club, 320 S Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL  60604   (Driving Directions)

How can you tell if a company is undervalued or overvalued? Is the current stock price the only measure of value? Why would one company command a higher or lower premium than its direct competitor? This course takes a practical, tangible, and non-theoretical approach to examining how corporations are valued and the major analytical tools that are used. Go beyond the academic theory of financial ratios and apply fundamental analysis and real-world methods of evaluating a company's intrinsic value. Gain insight into relative valuation methodologies (trading comps, deal comps) to fundamental valuation (discounted cash flow analysis, break-up / sum of the parts valuation). Coverage goes beyond the academic theory of financial ratios to the practical application of fundamental analysis, offering alternative, real-world methods of evaluating a company's intrinsic value.

The second half of this course builds on the first half and is hands-on, interactive and Excel-based. Apply the concepts learned in the discussion portion and perform relative valuation modeling techniques in Excel. We start the fundamental valuation modeling portion by building a DCF valuation model and turn our attention to relative valuation modeling by building a quick and dirty trading comps analysis by inputting historical results and analyst projections for comparable companies and calculating current standalone market valuation multiples. Then, construct a detailed comprehensive reference range analysis that quantifies valuation methodologies. In doing so, crystallize and appreciate the capital structure and the relationship between total enterprise value, equity value and price per share. Finally, build and update dynamic football field to graphically summarize valuation metrics. These tools are useful for any financial professional interested in analyzing a company.

Date, Time, and Location:
Thurs., June 20, 2013
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct. (Continental Room), Chicago

Introduction to Valuation and Corporate Finance:

  • How much is a company worth? Why is the current stock price not an accurate indication of value?
  • How do you tell if a company is under-valued or over-valued?
  • Why would one company command a higher or lower premium than its direct competitor?
  • What is the importance between enterprise value and equity value?
  • TEV: what is the correct treatment of minority interest and capital leases from a standalone valuation aspect vs. credit perspective vs change of control
  • What is the relevance of capital structure and leverage on a company's value?
  • Why and how is corporate finance so critical to managing a firm's profitability?

Ratios and Multiples Discussion:

  • What exactly does a multiple tell us? Learn the correct way to use P/E ratios and other multiples
  • Why are P/E ratios misunderstood and what other profitability-related ratios are more important?
  • What is EBITDA and why is it so important?
  • Utilizing the correct numerator for multiples analysis and calculating implied value based on multiples

Valuation Modeling Analysis:

  • Analysis of "football field" and reference ranges
  • Detailed discussion of the major valuation methodologies, their nuances and application in the real-world
  • Analyzing, comparing and contrasting trading comps, deal comps and premiums paid
  • Incorporate the concepts learned by immediately working on Excel-based, hands-on exercises
  • Perform valuation modeling techniques including: DCF valuation model, quick & dirty trading comps, reference range analysis and football field construction
  • Input historical results and analyst projections for comparable companies, calculate current standalone market valuation multiples and calculate implied valuation of target company

Prerequisite: Intermediate proficiency using Excel, a solid grasp of basic accounting fundamentals and an understanding of basic valuation techniques are required. This Corporate Valuation class is a hands-on, technical workshop.

Members - $495
Non-Members - $595
Student-Members - $125 (Limited seats available)
(payable by cash, check or credit card - NO FUNCTION TICKETS)*

CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 7 credit hours
Attire: Business Casual
Menu: Chef's Choice (Vegetarian meal available upon request)
Registration: Register online below
Hosted by: Education Advisory Group

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Registration
9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Seminar

Bring your PC laptop with Microsoft Excel installed and a working USB port. (Macs with Office 2008 will not be as effective). NOTE: Laptops will not be provided.

Hamilton Lin Instructor: Hamilton Lin, CFA
President and Founder - Wall Street Training

Hamilton Lin, CFA, President and Founder of Wall St. Training, has a broad background in investment banking and mergers and acquisitions. His responsibilities have included analyzing, structuring and negotiating mergers & acquisitions. Lin custom-builds and develops all of the financial and merger models that he uses which have become corporate and departmental standards. Lin has closed over two dozen transactions and has diverse industry experience ranging from oil & gas to insurance to asset management and related sectors.

About Wall St. Training:
Wall St. Training provides professional financial training solutions to Wall Street through hands-on classroom training and customized corporate training programs for financial analysis which take a hands-on, interactive, practical, non-theoretical approach. Wall Street Training's clients include Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity, GE, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, TPG, and many others. For more information: www.wallst-training.com and www.wstselfstudy.com.

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Student rate only available to students approved as a Student-Member of CFA Chicago for 2012-2013. Credit card is required to guarantee ALL reservations. Day-of-event registrations accepted on-site only if applicable and space available. There is a $10 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00pm, June 17.

Passport Program
Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the society member rate.

CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.

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