Finance  |  Format: Flash

Valuation of an Entity v.2

Course Overview:
This course provides an introduction to the principles of valuing assets. It includes topics on the time value of money, applications with respect to bond and stock valuation, and a case study illustrating the application of the free cash flow valuation method.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, the course participant should be able to:

  • Define present value concepts and calculations.
  • Calculate the present value of corporate bonds.
  • Determine how to apply the dividend discount model to the valuation of common stock.
  • Point out the basic differences in bond ratings and their impact on yields.
  • Recognize value computations for stocks and bonds.
  • Identify the dividend discount model.
  • Recognize cash flows to equity and free cash flow valuation methods.
  • Determine the weighted cost of capital.
  • Determine how to forecast elements of free cash flow.
  • Determine how to estimate WACC and normal growth rate.
  • Determine the relationship between and application of DCF and relative valuation methods.
    Catalog Number: 991156-v2
    CPE Credits: 2 Registry / 2 QAS
    Author: Kenneth J. Martin
    Advanced Preparation:
    Students should be familiar with financial statements and spreadsheet usage.
    Course Level: Intermediate
    Field of Study: Finance
    Content Partner: SmartPros Ltd.
    QAS: QAS Certified based on 50 minute hours.
    Course Type: Self-study
    Minimum Passing Grade: 70%
    Soft/Hardware Reqs.:  Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
     Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
     56k or Greater Internet Connection
     Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
     Ram: 256 MB minimum
     Windows or Mac OS
    Release/Expiration Dates: Nov 11, 2014 / Sep 01, 2020