Investment Valuation Tools and Techniques for Determining the Value of Any Asset

ISBN-10: 0471414905

ISBN-13: 9780471414902

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Aswath Damodaran

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Covered extensively in business degree programs, valuation is a topic that interests both students, individual investors and financial professionals. This second edition covers sectors that pose complex valuation problems like, for example, dot-coms.
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1008
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

Introduction to Valuation
A Philosophical Basis for Valuation
Generalities about Valuation
The Role of Valuation
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Approaches to Valuation
Discounted Cash Flow Valuation
Relative Valuation
Contingent Claim Valuation
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Understanding Financial Statements
The Basic Accounting Statements
Asset Measurement and Valuation
Measuring Financing Mix
Measuring Earnings and Profitability
Measuring Risk
Other Issues in Analyzing Financial Statements
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
The Basics of Risk
What Is Risk?
Equity Risk and Expected Return
A Comparative Analysis of Risk and Return Models
Models of Default Risk
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Option Pricing Theory and Models
Basics of Option Pricing
Determinants of Option Value
Option Pricing Models
Extensions of Option Pricing
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Market Efficiency--Definition, Tests, and Evidence
Market Efficiency and Investment Valuation
What Is an Efficient Market?
Implications of Market Efficiency
Necessary Conditions for Market Efficiency
Propositions about Market Efficiency
Testing Market Efficiency
Cardinal Sins in Testing Market Efficiency
Some Lesser Sins That Can Be a Problem
Evidence on Market Efficiency
Time Series Properties of Price Changes
Market Reaction to Information Events
Market Anomalies
Evidence on Insiders and Investment Professionals
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Riskless Rates and Risk Premiums
The Risk-Free Rate
Equity Risk Premium
Default Spreads on Bonds
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Estimating Risk Parameters and Costs of Financing
The Cost of Equity and Capital
Cost of Equity
From Cost of Equity to Cost of Capital
Best Practices at Firms
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Measuring Earnings
Accounting versus Financial Balance Sheets
Adjusting Earnings
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
From Earnings to Cash Flows
The Tax Effect
Reinvestment Needs
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Estimating Growth
The Importance of Growth
Historical Growth
Analyst Estimates of Growth
Fundamental Determinants of Growth
Qualitative Aspects of Growth
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Closure in Valuation: Estimating Terminal Value
Closure in Valuation
The Survival Issue
Closing Thoughts on Terminal Value
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Dividend Discount Models
The General Model
Versions of the Model
Issues in Using the Dividend Discount Model
Tests of the Dividend Discount Model
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Free Cash Flow to Equity Discount Models
Measuring What Firms Can Return to Their Stockholders
FCFE Valuation Models
FCFE Valuation versus Dividend Discount Model Valuation
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Firm Valuation: Cost of Capital and Adjusted Present Value Approaches
Free Cash Flow to the Firm
Firm Valuation: The Cost of Capital Approach
Firm Valuation: The Adjusted Present Value Approach
Effect of Leverage on Firm Value
Adjusted Present Value and Financial Leverage
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Estimating Equity Value per Share
Value of Nonoperating Assets
Firm Value and Equity Value
Management and Employee Options
Value per Share When Voting Rights Vary
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Fundamental Principles of Relative Valuation
Use of Relative Valuation
Standardized Values and Multiples
Four Basic Steps to Using Multiples
Reconciling Relative and Discounted Cash Flow Valuations
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Earnings Multiples
Price-Earnings Ratio
The PEG Ratio
Other Variants on the PEG Ratio
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Book Value Multiples
Price-to-Book Equity
Applications of Price-Book Value Ratios
Use in Investment Strategies
Value-to-Book Ratios
Tobin's Q: Market Value/Replacement Cost
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Revenue Multiples and Sector-Specific Multiples
Revenue Multiples
Sector-Specific Multiples
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Valuing Financial Service Firms
Categories of Financial Service Firms
What Is Unique about Financial Service Firms?
General Framework for Valuation
Discounted Cash Flow Valuation
Asset-Based Valuation
Relative Valuation
Issues in Valuing Financial Service Firms
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Valuing Firms with Negative Earnings
Negative Earnings: Consequences and Causes
Valuing Negative Earnings Firms
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Valuing Young or Start-Up Firms
Information Constraints
New Paradigms or Old Principles: A Life Cycle Perspective
Venture Capital Valuation
General Framework for Analysis
Value Drivers
Estimation Noise
Implications for Investors
Implications for Managers
The Expectations Game
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Valuing Private Firms
What Makes Private Firms Different?
Estimating Valuation Inputs at Private Firms
Valuation Motives and Value Estimates
Valuing Private Equity
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Acquisitions and Takeovers
Background on Acquisitions
Empirical Evidence on the Value Effects of Takeovers
Steps in an Acquisition
Takeover Valuation: Biases and Common Errors
Structuring the Acquisition
Analyzing Management and Leveraged Buyouts
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Valuing Real Estate
Real versus Financial Assets
Discounted Cash Flow Valuation
Comparable/Relative Valuation
Valuing Real Estate Businesses
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Valuing Other Assets
Cash-Flow-Producing Assets
Non-Cash-Flow-Producing Assets
Assets with Option Characteristics
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
The Option to Delay and Valuation Implications
The Option to Delay a Project
Valuing a Patent
Natural Resource Options
Other Applications
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
The Options to Expand and to Abandon: Valuation Implications
The Option to Expand
When Are Expansion Options Valuable?
Valuing a Firm with the Option to Expand
Value of Financial Flexibility
The Option to Abandon
Reconciling Net Present Value and Real Option Valuations
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Valuing Equity in Distressed Firms
Equity in Highly Levered Distressed Firms
Implications of Viewing Equity as an Option
Estimating the Value of Equity as an Option
Consequences for Decision Making
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Value Enhancement: A Discounted Cash Flow Valuation Framework
Value Creating and Value-Neutral Actions
Ways of Increasing Value
Value Enhancement Chain
Closing Thoughts on Value Enhancement
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Value Enhancement: Economic Value Added, Cash Flow Return on Investment, and Other Tools
Economic Value Added
Cash Flow Return on Investment
A Postscript on Value Enhancement
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Valuing Bonds
Bond Prices and Interest Rates
Determinants of Interest Rates
Special Features in Bonds and Pricing Effects
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Valuing Futures and Forward Contracts
Futures, Forward, and Option Contracts
Traded Futures Contracts--Institutional Details
Pricing of Futures Contracts
Effects of Special Features in Futures Contracts
Conclusion
Questions and Short Problems
Overview and Conclusion
Choices in Valuation Models
Which Approach Should You Use?
Choosing the Right Discounted Cash Flow Model
Choosing the Right Relative Valuation Model
When Should You Use the Option Pricing Models?
Conclusion
References
Index
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