Company Valuation Masterclass

Company Valuation – Discover DCF, Cost Valuation, Ratios, Comps, Precedent Transactions, EVA, WACC, CAPM and much more!
Company Valuation Masterclass
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John Colley MBA, MA(Cantab)


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Company Valuation Masterclass

What you’ll learn

As a Gift of Knowledge to you, I have made Section 5 The Role of Ratios in Comparative Valuation free to preview, even if you choose not to enroll.
Key Principles in Valuation, including Intrinsic Value and Time Value of Money
Cost Valuation and under or over valuation with Tobin’s Q
The Role of Ratios in Comparative Valuation
Comparable Company Valuation – “Comps”
The Dangers of Rule of Thumb Valuations
Precedent Transactions Analysis
Economic Value Added and Market Value Added
Understanding Free Cash Flow in DCF Valuation
A Strategic Analysis of Business Drivers in Company Valuation
Calculating the Discount Rate using the CAPM and WACC
Risk Measurement and the Cost of Capital
Discounted Cash Flow Modelling
The Dividend Discount Model (Gordon’s Growth Model)
Ability to Pay Analysis
Sum of the Parts Analysis
Valuation Complexity in Corporate Finance Valuation
Valuation in Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions
How to value Private Companies (3 different ways) and why its so difficult
Warren Buffet and Value Investing
The Efficient Market Hypothesis
Valuation in the New Economy – valuing Internet Companies and Startups
How to Present Your Valuations in a Football Field Graph

Company Valuation Masterclass


A computer with Excel installed
A basic understanding of Excel will be helpful but not essential
Enthusiasm, Energy and a willingness to learn 🙂


Welcome to the Ultimate Company Valuation MasterclassUnlock Your Potential in Company Valuation, Financial Modelling, and Analysis with a 30-Year Financial Professional!Are you a finance professional looking to take your skills to the next level? Do you want to become a master in company valuation and gain a competitive edge in your career? Look no further!Introducing the Company Valuation Masterclass, a comprehensive course designed to transform your understanding of valuation principles and equip you with the tools to excel in the world of finance.Free Preview of Section 5: The Role of Ratios in Comparative ValuationAs a special gift to you, we’re offering free access to Section 5 of the course. Take a sneak peek at “The Role of Ratios in Comparative Valuation” and experience the valuable insights waiting for you, even if you choose not to enroll.Master the Art of Company Valuation with Six Comprehensive SectionsOur course is structured into six carefully crafted sections, each designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge and practical skills. Here’s what you’ll explore:Introduction & Principles: Lay a solid foundation as you grasp the true essence of valuation, understand the difference between value and price, and learn key principles like intrinsic value and the time value of money.Asset-Based Valuation: Dive into the world of asset-based valuation and uncover the techniques to assess a company’s worth based on its tangible and intangible assets.Market-Based Valuation: Explore the dynamic field of market-based valuation, including “Comps” analysis, precedent transactions, and the pitfalls of rule of thumb valuations.Intrinsic Valuation: Become an expert in intrinsic valuation using the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) approach, and gain a deep understanding of free cash flow, risk measurement, and the dividend discount model.Advanced Valuation: Set yourself apart from the crowd by delving into advanced topics such as valuation in mergers and acquisitions, valuing private companies, value investing inspired by Warren Buffet, and more.Results Presentation: Learn how to present your valuations effectively using impactful techniques like football field graphs, ensuring your insights make a lasting impression.Excel Models and Slide Decks: Hands-on Learning at Your FingertipsTo enhance your learning experience, we provide a range of practical resources, including downloadable Excel models and slide decks for every section of the course. Get hands-on with mini models, perform real-world calculations, and gain confidence in your valuation skills.Join Over 120,000 Satisfied StudentsThis course has already empowered over 120,000 students worldwide. Here’s what one of them had to say:”I like the course and the approach of John Colley. I believe I shall be able to achieve what I want through this course. I am looking forward to a deeper and great understanding of the subject as this course will help me make a career in Credit Analysis.” – R.R. (Five Star Review)Your Expert Instructor: A Seasoned Investment BankerLearn from the best! Your instructor, John Colley, is a Managing Director-level investment banker with over 30 years of practical experience. Benefit from his wealth of knowledge and gain insights from a seasoned professional.Our Promise: Your Success MattersWe are committed to your success. If you have any questions or need guidance on any topic, our support team is here for you. With prompt responses, we ensure you have a seamless learning experience.Enroll Risk-Free TodayRest assured, your investment in this course is protected by Udemy’s money-back guarantee. We are confident that you’ll find immense value in our Company Valuation Masterclass.Take Your Finance Career to New HeightsDon’t miss this opportunity to advance – Enroll Today!


Section 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Company Valuation: Should You Take This Course?

Lecture 2 Course Learning Objectives – What you will learn in this Valuation Course

Section 2: Introduction to Valuation

Lecture 3 What is Company Valuation and Why is it important to YOU?

Lecture 4 What do we mean by Valuation?

Lecture 5 Understanding the Differences between Price, Cost and Value

Lecture 6 Why do we need to value a Company?

Lecture 7 How do you Value a Company? High Level Overview

Section 3: Important Concepts in Valuation

Lecture 8 The Six Key Valuation Principles

Lecture 9 What is Absolute or Intrinsic Valuation?

Lecture 10 What Does Intrinsic Valuation tell us about Fair Value?

Lecture 11 What is meant by Relative Value?

Lecture 12 What is Market Value?

Section 4: Cost Valuation

Lecture 13 How does Cost Valuation work?

Lecture 14 What can we learn from Tobin’s Q?

Lecture 15 What is Modified Book Value?

Lecture 16 Case Study – Apple Inc Book Value Per Share – EXCEL Model

Section 5: The Role of Ratios in Comparative Valuation (Market Based Valuation)

Lecture 17 Types of Ratio Analysis and their Role in Valuation

Lecture 18 Equity vs Enterprise Valuation

Lecture 19 Enterprise Value to Sales

Lecture 20 Enterprise Value to EBITDA and EBIT

Lecture 21 Price to Sales Ratio PSR

Lecture 22 Price Earnings Ratio and PEG

Lecture 23 Price to Book Ratio

Lecture 24 Price to Cash Flow Ratio

Lecture 25 What do you mean by Cash Flow?

Lecture 26 Case Study: Apple Inc – Market Values and Ratios

Section 6: Comparable Company Valuation or “Comps” (Market Based Valuation)

Lecture 27 Introduction to Comparable Company Valuation

Lecture 28 Five Steps to a Comps Model

Lecture 29 Identifying a Peer Group

Lecture 30 Comparable Companies EXCEL Model

Lecture 31 Beware “Rule of Thumb” Valuations

Section 7: Precedent Transaction Analysis (Market Based Valuation)

Lecture 32 What is Precedent Transaction Analysis?

Lecture 33 Which Multiples should I use?

Lecture 34 What can Premiums Paid analysis tell us?

Lecture 35 Information Sources for Precedent Transactions

Lecture 36 Precedent Transactions EXCEL Model

Section 8: Economic Value Added and Market Value Added (Market Based Valuation)

Lecture 37 What is Market Value Added?

Lecture 38 What is Economic Value Added?

Lecture 39 How to use EVA to check a DCF Valuation – EXCEL Model

Section 9: Introduction to Discounted Cash Flow Valuation – DCF (Intrinsic Valuation)

Lecture 40 What is a DCF Valuation?

Lecture 41 What is Present Value?

Lecture 42 Understanding the Discounted Cash Flow Formula

Lecture 43 The Pros and Cons of the DCF Method

Section 10: Understanding Free Cash Flow in DCF Valuations (Intrinsic Valuation)

Lecture 44 What do we mean by Free Cash Flow?

Lecture 45 Why is Cash Flow Important?

Lecture 46 Drivers of Business Valuation

Lecture 47 Strategies for Generating Cash Flow

Lecture 48 Calculation of Unlevered Cash Flow

Section 11: Strategic Business Drivers (Intrinsic Valuation)

Lecture 49 Introduction to Strategic Drivers Analysis

Lecture 50 PEST Analysis

Lecture 51 Michael Porters Five Forces Model

Lecture 52 Michael Porter: Generic Strategies and Industry Forces

Lecture 53 Michael Porter’s Value Chain

Lecture 54 SWOT Analysis

Lecture 55 Core Competency

Lecture 56 Understanding the Business Lifecycle

Lecture 57 Business Drivers and Value Creation

Lecture 58 Strategic Synthesis to Derive DCF Model Assumptions

Section 12: Calculating the Discount Rate using the CAPM and WACC (Intrinsic Valuation)

Lecture 59 Understanding the Capital Asset Pricing Model

Lecture 60 The Weighted Average Cost of Capital Formula

Lecture 61 Example WACC Calculation

Lecture 62 WACC EXCEL Calculation Exercise

Lecture 63 Optimal Capital Structure

Lecture 64 What is the Difference between NPV and IRR?

Lecture 65 A Close Look at Terminal Value

Lecture 66 Life Spans of Corporations and Terminal Value

Section 13: Risk Measurement and the Cost of Capital (Intrinsic Valuation)

Lecture 67 Country Risk Premiums and Pitfalls

Lecture 68 A Critical Look at Cost of Capital

Section 14: Discounted Cash Flow Modelling (Intrinsic Valuation)

Lecture 69 What is a DCF Model? EXCEL Model

Lecture 70 ACTIVITY: DCF Model Exercise

Lecture 71 Some Top Modelling Tips before you start

Lecture 72 How to Create Your Forecast

Lecture 73 The Key Steps in creating your DCF Model

Lecture 74 The best way to link your Three Financial Statements

Lecture 75 Postscript – Forms of Financial Models used in Corporate Finance

Section 15: Cash Flow Valuation: Valuing Three Different Cash Flows

Lecture 76 The Three Cash Flow Valuation Methods

Lecture 77 The Three Cash Flow Valuation Methods Model

Lecture 78 Activity: Cash Flow Model Exercise

Section 16: The Dividend Discount Model (Intrinsic Valuation)

Lecture 79 Introduction to the Dividend Discount Model

Lecture 80 The Gordon Growth Model Method

Lecture 81 Single Period Dividend Discount Model

Lecture 82 Multi-Period Dividend Discount Model

Section 17: Ability to Pay Valuation (Intrinsic Valuation)

Lecture 83 Ability to Pay Valuation

Section 18: Sum of the Parts Valuation (Intrinsic Valuation)

Lecture 84 Sum of the Parts Valuation

Section 19: Risk Assessment and Incorporating Risk into Valuation

Lecture 85 Understanding Different Types of Risks in Valuation

Lecture 86 Incorporating Risk into Valuation Models

Lecture 87 Risk Assessment Techniques: Sensitivity Analysis and Scenario Analysis

Lecture 88 Case Study 1: Retail Industry

Lecture 89 Case Study 2: Renewable Energy

Lecture 90 Probability Analysis in Risk Assessment and Valuation

Lecture 91 Monte Carlo Simulation in Risk Assessment and Valuation

Lecture 92 Real Options Analysis in Company Valuation

Section 20: Complexity in Corporate Finance (Advanced Valuation)

Lecture 93 Complexity in Corporate Finance

Lecture 94 Company Valuation: EBITDA vs Discount Rate?

Section 21: Valuation in Mergers and Acquisitions (Advanced Valuation)

Lecture 95 Valuation in M&A Transactions

Section 22: How to Value Private Companies (Advanced Valuation)

Lecture 96 Why do you need to value a Private Company?

Lecture 97 Three Ways to Value a Private Company

Lecture 98 Challenges with Private Company Valuations

Lecture 99 How to Approach Private Company Valuation

Section 23: Warren Buffet and Valuation

Lecture 100 Warren Buffet and Value Investing

Lecture 101 Intrinsic Value and Value Investing

Lecture 102 What do we mean by Margin of Safety? Margin of Safety EXCEL Calculator

Lecture 103 The Efficient Market Hypothesis and Value

Lecture 104 What is the Buffett Indicator?

Lecture 105 Why doesn’t Warren Buffett like EBITDA?

Lecture 106 Why Stocks become Undervalued

Lecture 107 Value Investing Strategies

Lecture 108 Value Investing Risks and Pitfalls

Lecture 109 Be Your Own Value Investor – ACTIVITY

Section 24: Valuation in the New Economy – Startups and eCommerce (Advanced Valuation)

Lecture 110 How do you value a Startup?

Lecture 111 Startup Valuation Methodologies – Score Card EXCEL Model

Lecture 112 Berkus Valuation Method

Lecture 113 Traditional VC Valuation Metrics

Lecture 114 eCommerce Valuation and EXCEL Model

Section 25: Presentation of Results

Lecture 115 Football Field Presentation

Lecture 116 How to create a Football Field Graph

Section 26: Summary and Wrap Up

Lecture 117 Course Summary and Wrap Up

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Udemy | English | 9h 33m | 11.61 GB
Created by: John Colley MBA, MA(Cantab)

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