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Advanced Corporate Analysis, Valuation & Financial Modelling

Master advanced valuation & modelling techniques using a range of learning techniques
  • This course will be delivered using Video Conferencing Technology.  To find out more, please contact

    The course will run over a series of sessions starting at 9am GMT (Greenwich Mean Time - United Kingdom)

    A 3-day case study based workshop exploring issues in corporate valuation and financial modelling.
    Corporate valuation is used for the purposes of investment, M&A or as part of internal measures of financial control. It is extensively applied when companies issue new shares, divest operations or acquire other companies.
    This highly practical course will lead you quickly from the basics through to the more advanced valuation methodologies and modelling techniques.

    Highlights include:

    • Building a comprehensive financial model.
    • Understanding business models.
    • Absolute valuation methods DCF, EVA and CFROI.
    • Developing an appropriate cost of capital.
    • Decomposing sources of return.
    • Using comparative valuation measures.
    • Understanding the basics of real options.
    • Dealing with intangibles.
    • Valuing fast growing companies.

    Course Methodology
    This hands-on programme is taught using a combined interactive approach which incorporates case studies and exercises to reinforce the concepts covered in each teaching session. Emphasis is placed on delegates gaining practical experience of the various valuation techniques. Case studies from recent deals are included, as are practical exercises involving problem areas in valuation.
    The programme also includes critiques of the conventional techniques and considers suitable alternatives to be deployed in differing circumstances as well as an update on the latest valuation reporting guidelines and their interpretation.

    This new 3 day course is aimed at those with a solid financial background who wish to explore the more advanced aspects of financial modelling and valuation methodologies, including:


    • Investment Bankers
    • Equity Analysts
    • M&A Professionals
    • Fund Managers
    • Treasurers and Finance Directors
    • Commercial Bankers
    • Private Equity & Venture
    • Capital Specialists
    • Business Analysts

    Note - A good level of spoken and written English is required to attend this course. Delegates should be of an intermediate standard in English at a minimum. Please refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - as a guide the level required is B2. 

  • This course will run using video conferencing technology.  To find out more, please contact


    The course will run over a series of sessions daily, each day beginning at 8am GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).   The course will be structured in a way that there will be continuous breaks during each day.

    Day 1

    Advanced Modelling
    Forecasting the income statement

    • Detailed revenue and earnings forecasts
    • Fixed vs variable costs: operating leverage – how to model in Excel
    • Calculating underlying EBITDA(R) and net income - adjusting earnings for exceptionals, non-recurring items, discontinued items, joint venture earnings, operating leases and other items
    • Hedging policies
    • Impact on earnings of new IFRSs – IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16
    Taxation issues
    • Current tax vs deferred tax
    • Do deferred tax liabilities change the valuation?
    • Estimating the effective tax rate
    • Operating losses: carry-back and carry forward
    Non-current Assets
    • Understanding capital intensity
    • Maintenance vs expansionary capex
    • Understanding asset lives
    • Forecasting disposals – cashflow and gains or losses on disposal
    • Impairment of assets – how does this affect valuation?
    • Dealing with intangible assets
    Working Capital
    • Components of cash and non-cash working capital
    • Working capital ratios and their interpretation
    • The relationship between working capital and margins
    • The different types of provisions and their accounting treatment
    • Impact of provisions on valuation

    Joint ventures, associates and investments
    • Accounting for joint ventures, associates and investments
    • Forecasting joint venture, associates and investment income

    Day 2

    Advanced modelling and Multiples Based valuation
    Equity financing

    • The importance or not of the book value of equity to valuation
    • The impact on valuation of share buy-backs, rights issues, convertible bond and preference share issues
    • Non-controlling interests - impact on equity financing; dividend leakage
    • Forecasting dividends
    Debt Financing
    • Linking cash flow and debt requirements
    • Different types of debt financing
    • Equity kickers
    • How do sovereign and corporate credit ratings affect valuation?
    • Advantages and disadvantages of increased debt funding
    Assessing liabilities
    • How to define gross debt, financial assets and net debt
    • Dealing with non-available financial assets
    • Dealing with different kinds of provisions and deferred revenues
    • Dealing with pension liabilities
    • Dealing with hybrid financial instruments and derivatives
    • Adjusting for stock based compensation and options
    • Adjusting for off balance sheet liabilities eg contingent liabilities, receivables funding, operating leases
    • Moving between equity value and enterprise value
    Advanced ratio analysis
    • Calculating and interpreting ratios for the income statement, balance sheet and cashflow statement
    • Which ratios for which sectors?
    • How to adjust valuations for different ratios
    Scenario analysis
    • What are scenarios?
    • Developing flexible scenarios with Excel
    • Review of completed model for target company
    Equity multiples
    • What do equity ratios tell us?
    • Decomposing and interpreting P/Es: linking growth, cost of equity and RoE
    • Valuations using dividend yield
    • Valuations using net book value
    EV multiples
    • When to use EV multiples
    • Calculating EV: core vs non-core
    • Adjustments required for EV multiples
    Implied Valuation
    • The importance of qualitative factors (management, corporate governance, innovation, reputation, USPs etc)
    • Valuing a one business company
    • Valuing a conglomerate: sum of the parts valuation; valuing cross-holdings
    • Valuing cyclical and fast growing companies
    • Interpreting results and deriving an implied valuation for the target company

    Day 3

    DCF and Cost of Capital
    Cost of Capital

    • Which cost of capital and whose cost of capital?
    • The elusive equity risk premium
    • Examining beta
    • Calculating the cost of debt
    • WACC in emerging markets
    • Valuing negative cash flows
    • Time Varying Cost of Capital

    Forecasting unlevered FCF
    • Estimating normalised unlevered FCF
    • Pitfalls in calculating unlevered FCF
    • Forecasting of FCF for target company
    Terminal value
    • TV using the perpetuity method – what terminal growth rate?
    • TV using exit multiples
    • TV using liquidation value
    • Can some firms generate excess returns in the long run?
    • Running sensitivities
    • Review of final DCF model

    Understanding returns
    • Understanding ROCE
    • Components of capital employed
    • Decomposing ROCE
    • The ROCE “frontier”: trade-off between higher margins and higher asset turnover
    • The link between ROCE and ROE

    Distortions in calculating ROCE

    • The impact of changing asset lives
    • The invisible assets: valuing intangibles
    • Historic capitalisation
    • Estimating the current value of intangibles
    Advanced DCF methods
    • 3 stage DCF
    • Adjusted DCF
    • Compressed DCF
    • Recursive WACC
    • Cash flow return on invested capital (CFROIC)
    EVA as an alternative to DCF
    • Definition
    • Why use DCF and not DCF
    The mathematical equivalence of EVA and DCF
    • Using EVA to better understand value creation
    • The potential pitfall of EVA
    • Building an EVA model

    Valuing fast growing companies
    • The concept of fades
    • Fading ROCE and growth
    • Choosing an appropriate fade period
    • Impact of fades on DCF valuation
    • Examination of the volatility and drivers of fast growth company valuations

    Scenarios and real options
    • Normal distributions and DCF
    • When the world is not normally distributed
    • Real options: myth or reality- the valuation
    Valuing distressed assets
    • Why DCF is not appropriate
    • Estimating default risks
    • Distressed assets as options
    Mergers and Acquisitions
    • The drivers of M&A
    • Horizontal and vertical integration
    • Strategy
    Valuing the target
    • As a standalone
    • Valuing synergies
    • Estimating the price premium – the value of control and voting rights
    • Do public M&A deals create value for buying and selling shareholders?
    Financing the acquisition
    • Using shares or cash
    • EPS accretion and dilution: does it reflect value added?
  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – 10/10 of the world’s largest banks have chosen us as there training provider and we have delivered training across the largest banks and have trained over 25,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 100+ strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 25,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 99 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 4.2/5 on service and 4.7/5 on Coursecheck
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme


  • Sarah Martin

    Banks and other financial institutions can lose billions of dollars annually due to their failure to analyse and anticipate risks correctly. That's where my training course comes in.


    Sarah has worked with Euromoney Learning for over 10 years to deliver courses on financial and credit analysis, distressed debt and company valuation. Before joining our faculty, she spent 17 years working as an investment banker in Europe and the US and was an Executive Director of CSFB and Lehman Brothers.