The Handbook Of Financial Modeling

Author: Jack Avon
Editor: Apress
ISBN: 1430262052
Size: 10,96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The ability to create and understand financial models that assess the valuation of a company, the projects it undertakes, and its future earnings/profit projections is one of the most valued skills in corporate finance. However, while many business professionals are familiar with financial statements and accounting reports, few are truly proficient at building an accurate and effective financial model from the ground up. That's why, in The Financial Modeling Handbook, Jack Avon equips financial professionals with all the tools they need to precisely and effectively monitor a company's assets and project its future performance. Based on the author's extensive experience building models in business and finance—and teaching others to do the same—The Handbook of Financial Modeling takes readers step by step through the financial modeling process, starting with a general overview of the history and evolution of financial modeling. It then moves on to more technical topics, such as the principles of financial modeling and the proper way to approach a financial modeling assignment, before covering key application areas for modeling in Microsoft Excel. Designed for intermediate and advanced modelers who wish to expand and enhance their knowledge, The Handbook of Financial Modeling also covers: The accounting and finance concepts that underpin working financial models; How to approach financial issues and solutions from a modeler's perspective; The importance of thinking about end users when developing a financial model; How to plan, design, and build a fully functional financial model; And more. A nuts-to-bolts guide to solving common financial problems with spreadsheets, The Handbook of Financial Modeling is a one-stop resource for anyone who needs to build or analyze financial models. What you’ll learn Key financial modeling principles, including best practices, principles around calculations, and the importance of producing clean, clear financial models How to design and implement a projection model that allows the user to change inputs quickly for sensitivity testing The proper way to approach a financial modeling assignment, from project planning all the way through to the documentation of the model's findings and effectiveness How to model in Microsoft Excel, including how to set up an Excel environment, how to format worksheets, and the correct application of various modeling formulae The skills and knowledge they need to become more proficient financial modelers and differentiate themselves from their professional competitors. Who this book is for Written in a clear, concise manner and filled with screen grabs that will facilitate readers' comprehension of the financial modeling process, The Handbook of Financial Modeling is appropriate for intermediate to advanced financial modelers who are looking to learn how to enhance their modeling proficiency. Table of Contents Financial Modeling: An Overview Financial Modeling Best Practices Modeling Functions and Tools Planning Your Model Testing and Documenting Your Model Designing and Building Your Model The Model User: Inputs An Introduction to Finance and Accounting for Modelers Managing and Evaluating a Business for Modelers The Implications and Rules of Accounting for Modelers Financial Based Calculations Logical and Structural Based Calculations How to Capture Document and Track Assumptions in Your Model Modeling to Give the User Transparency Model Testing and Auditing Modeling Handover Dos and Don'ts. Case Study: Building a Full Life Cycle Model Additional Tools and VBA for Financial Models What is the Future of Financial Modeling? Keyboard Shortcuts Finance and Accounting Glossary Readymade Functions Sample Outputs Housekeeping References

Financial Modeling Using Excel And Vba

Author: Chandan Sengupta
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471267683
Size: 11,48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Reviews all the necessary financial theory and concepts, and walks you through a wide range of real-world financial models" - cover.

Financial Modeling

Author: Simon Benninga
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262024822
Size: 10,50 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Too often, finance courses stop short of making a connection between textbook finance and the problems of real-world business. "Financial Modeling" bridges this gap between theory and practice by providing a nuts-and-bolts guide to solving common financial problems with spreadsheets. The CD-ROM contains Excel* worksheets and solutions to end-of-chapter exercises. 634 illustrations.

Financial Modeling And Valuation

Author: Paul Pignataro
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118558693
Size: 10,12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written by the Founder and CEO of the prestigious New YorkSchool of Finance, this book schools you in the fundamental toolsfor accurately assessing the soundness of a stock investment. Builtaround a full-length case study of Wal-Mart, it shows you how toperform an in-depth analysis of that company's financial standing,walking you through all the steps of developing a sophisticatedfinancial model as done by professional Wall Street analysts. Youwill construct a full scale financial model and valuationstep-by-step as you page through the book. When we ran this analysis in January of 2012, we estimated thestock was undervalued. Since the first run of the analysis, thestock has increased 35 percent. Re-evaluating Wal-Mart9months later, we will step through the techniques utilized by WallStreet analysts to build models on and properly value businessentities. Step-by-step financial modeling - taught using downloadableWall Street models, you will construct the model step by step asyou page through the book. Hot keys and explicit Excel instructions aid even the noviceexcel modeler. Model built complete with Income Statement, Cash FlowStatement, Balance Sheet, Balance Sheet Balancing Techniques,Depreciation Schedule (complete with accelerating depreciation anddeferring taxes), working capital schedule, debt schedule, handlingcircular references, and automatic debt pay downs. Illustrative concepts including detailing model flows help aidin conceptual understanding. Concepts are reiterated and honed, perfect for a novice yetdetailed enough for a professional. Model built direct from Wal-Mart public filings, searchingthrough notes, performing research, and illustrating techniques toformulate projections. Includes in-depth coverage of valuation techniques commonlyused by Wall Street professionals. Illustrative comparable company analyses - built the right way,direct from historical financials, calculating LTM (Last TwelveMonth) data, calendarization, and properly smoothing EBITDA and NetIncome. Precedent transactions analysis - detailing how to extractproper metrics from relevant proxy statements Discounted cash flow analysis - simplifying and illustratinghow a DCF is utilized, how unlevered free cash flow is derived, andthe meaning of weighted average cost of capital (WACC) Step-by-step we will come up with a valuation on Wal-Mart Chapter end questions, practice models, additional case studiesand common interview questions (found in the companion website)help solidify the techniques honed in the book; ideal foruniversities or business students looking to break into theinvestment banking field.

The Oxford Guide To Financial Modeling

Author: Thomas S. Y. Ho
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199727704
Size: 19,80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The essential premise of this book is that theory and practice are equally important in describing financial modeling. In it the authors try to strike a balance in their discussions between theories that provide foundations for financial models and the institutional details that provide the context for applications of the models. The book presents the financial models of stock and bond options, exotic options, investment grade and high-yield bonds, convertible bonds, mortgage-backed securities, liabilities of financial institutions--the business model and the corporate model. It also describes the applications of the models to corporate finance. Furthermore, it relates the models to financial statements, risk management for an enterprise, and asset/liability management with illiquid instruments. The financial models are progressively presented from option pricing in the securities markets to firm valuation in corporate finance, following a format to emphasize the three aspects of a model: the set of assumptions, the model specification, and the model applications. Generally, financial modeling books segment the world of finance as "investments," "financial institutions," "corporate finance," and "securities analysis," and in so doing they rarely emphasize the relationships between the subjects. This unique book successfully ties the thought processes and applications of the financial models together and describes them as one process that provides business solutions. Created as a companion website to the book readers can visit to gain deeper understanding of the book's financial models. Interested readers can build and test the models described in the book using Excel, and they can submit their models to the site. Readers can also use the site's forum to discuss the models and can browse server based models to gain insights into the applications of the models. For those using the book in meetings or class settings the site provides Power Point descriptions of the chapters. Students can use available question banks on the chapters for studying.

Financial Modeling Of The Equity Market

Author: Frank J. Fabozzi
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470037695
Size: 15,80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An inside look at modern approaches to modeling equity portfolios Financial Modeling of the Equity Market is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to modeling equity portfolios. The book is intended for a wide range of quantitative analysts, practitioners, and students of finance. Without sacrificing mathematical rigor, it presents arguments in a concise and clear style with a wealth of real-world examples and practical simulations. This book presents all the major approaches to single-period return analysis, including modeling, estimation, and optimization issues. It covers both static and dynamic factor analysis, regime shifts, long-run modeling, and cointegration. Estimation issues, including dimensionality reduction, Bayesian estimates, the Black-Litterman model, and random coefficient models, are also covered in depth. Important advances in transaction cost measurement and modeling, robust optimization, and recent developments in optimization with higher moments are also discussed. Sergio M. Focardi (Paris, France) is a founding partner of the Paris-based consulting firm, The Intertek Group. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Portfolio Management. He is also the author of numerous articles and books on financial modeling. Petter N. Kolm, PhD (New Haven, CT and New York, NY), is a graduate student in finance at the Yale School of Management and a financial consultant in New York City. Previously, he worked in the Quantitative Strategies Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he developed quantitative investment models and strategies.

Hands On Financial Modeling With Microsoft Excel 2019

Author: Shmuel Oluwa
Editor: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1789531632
Size: 15,73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 427

Explore the aspects of financial modeling with the help of clear and easy-to-follow instructions and a variety of Excel features, functions, and productivity tips Key Features A non data professionals guide to exploring Excel's financial functions and pivot tables Learn to prepare various models for income and cash flow statements, and balance sheets Learn to perform valuations and identify growth drivers with real-world case studies Book Description Financial modeling is a core skill required by anyone who wants to build a career in finance. Hands-On Financial Modeling with Microsoft Excel 2019 examines various definitions and relates them to the key features of financial modeling with the help of Excel. This book will help you understand financial modeling concepts using Excel, and provides you with an overview of the steps you should follow to build an integrated financial model. You will explore the design principles, functions, and techniques of building models in a practical manner. Starting with the key concepts of Excel, such as formulas and functions, you will learn about referencing frameworks and other advanced components of Excel for building financial models. Later chapters will help you understand your financial projects, build assumptions, and analyze historical data to develop data-driven models and functional growth drivers. The book takes an intuitive approach to model testing, along with best practices and practical use cases. By the end of this book, you will have examined the data from various use cases, and you will have the skills you need to build financial models to extract the information required to make informed business decisions. What you will learn Identify the growth drivers derived from processing historical data in Excel Use discounted cash flow (DCF) for efficient investment analysis Build a financial model by projecting balance sheets, profit, and loss Apply a Monte Carlo simulation to derive key assumptions for your financial model Prepare detailed asset and debt schedule models in Excel Discover the latest and advanced features of Excel 2019 Calculate profitability ratios using various profit parameters Who this book is for This book is for data professionals, analysts, traders, business owners, and students, who want to implement and develop a high in-demand skill of financial modeling in their finance, analysis, trading, and valuation work. This book will also help individuals that have and don't have any experience in data and stats, to get started with building financial models. The book assumes working knowledge with Excel.

The Mathematics Of Financial Modeling And Investment Management

Author: Sergio M. Focardi
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471465997
Size: 17,77 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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the mathematics of financial modeling & investment management The Mathematics of Financial Modeling & Investment Management covers a wide range of technical topics in mathematics and finance-enabling the investment management practitioner, researcher, or student to fully understand the process of financial decision-making and its economic foundations. This comprehensive resource will introduce you to key mathematical techniques-matrix algebra, calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability theory, stochastic calculus, time series analysis, optimization-as well as show you how these techniques are successfully implemented in the world of modern finance. Special emphasis is placed on the new mathematical tools that allow a deeper understanding of financial econometrics and financial economics. Recent advances in financial econometrics, such as tools for estimating and representing the tails of the distributions, the analysis of correlation phenomena, and dimensionality reduction through factor analysis and cointegration are discussed in depth. Using a wealth of real-world examples, Focardi and Fabozzi simultaneously show both the mathematical techniques and the areas in finance where these techniques are applied. They also cover a variety of useful financial applications, such as: * Arbitrage pricing * Interest rate modeling * Derivative pricing * Credit risk modeling * Equity and bond portfolio management * Risk management * And much more Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, The Mathematics of Financial Modeling & Investment Management clearly ties together financial theory and mathematical techniques.

Financial Modeling Under Non Gaussian Distributions

Author: Eric Jondeau
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846286964
Size: 11,49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book examines non-Gaussian distributions. It addresses the causes and consequences of non-normality and time dependency in both asset returns and option prices. The book is written for non-mathematicians who want to model financial market prices so the emphasis throughout is on practice. There are abundant empirical illustrations of the models and techniques described, many of which could be equally applied to other financial time series.

Financial Modeling

Author: Joachim Häcker
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137426586
Size: 20,56 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to modern financial modeling using Excel, VBA, standards of financial modeling and model review. It offers guidance on essential modeling concepts around the four core financial activities in the modern financial industry today: financial management; corporate finance; portfolio management and financial derivatives. Written in a highly practical, market focused manner, it gives step-by-step guidance on modeling practical problems in a structured manner. Quick and interactive learning is assured due to the structure as a training course which includes applied examples that are easy to follow. All applied examples contained in the book can be reproduced step by step with the help of the Excel files. The content of this book serves as the foundation for the training course Certified Financial Modeler. In an industry that is becoming increasingly complex, financial modeling is a key skill for practitioners across all key sectors of finance and banking, where complicated problems often need to be solved quickly and clearly. This book will equip readers with the basic modeling skills required across the industry today.