Financial Modeling

Author: Simon Benninga,Benjamin Czaczkes

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262027283

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1144

View: 7918

A substantially revised edition of a bestselling text combining explanation and implementation using Excel; for classroom use or as a reference for finance practitioners.

Financial Modeling

Author: Simon Benninga,Benjamin Czaczkes

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262024822

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 622

View: 9566

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

Author: Simon Benninga

Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780262026284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1132

View: 1157

Too often, finance courses stop short of making a connection between textbook financeand the problems of real-world business. Financial Modeling bridges this gapbetween theory and practice by providing a nuts-and-bolts guide to solving common financial modelswith spreadsheets. Simon Benninga takes the reader step by step through each model, showing how itcan be solved using Microsoft Excel. The long-awaited third edition of this standard text maintainsthe "cookbook" features and Excel dependence that have made the first and second editionsso popular. It also offers significant new material, with new chapters covering such topics as bankvaluation, the Black-Litterman approach to portfolio optimization, Monte Carlo methods and theirapplications to option pricing, and using array functions and formulas. Other chapters, includingthose on basic financial calculations, portfolio models, calculating the variance-covariance matrix,and generating random numbers, have been revised, with many offering substantially new and improvedmaterial. Other areas covered include financial statement modeling, leasing, standard portfolioproblems, value at risk (VaR), real options, duration and immunization, and term structure modeling.Technical chapters treat such topics as data tables, matrices, the Gauss-Seidel method, and tips forusing Excel. The last section of the text covers the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) techniquesneeded for the book. The accompanying CD contains Excel worksheets and solutions to end-of-chapterexercises.

Financial Modeling and Valuation

A Practical Guide to Investment Banking and Private Equity

Author: Paul Pignataro

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118558693

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 1430

Written by the Founder and CEO of the prestigious New York School of Finance, this book schools you in the fundamental tools for accurately assessing the soundness of a stock investment. Built around a full-length case study of Wal-Mart, it shows you how to perform an in-depth analysis of that company's financial standing, walking you through all the steps of developing a sophisticated financial model as done by professional Wall Street analysts. You will construct a full scale financial model and valuation step-by-step as you page through the book. When we ran this analysis in January of 2012, we estimated the stock was undervalued. Since the first run of the analysis, the stock has increased 35 percent. Re-evaluating Wal-Mart 9months later, we will step through the techniques utilized by Wall Street analysts to build models on and properly value business entities. Step-by-step financial modeling - taught using downloadable Wall Street models, you will construct the model step by step as you page through the book. Hot keys and explicit Excel instructions aid even the novice excel modeler. Model built complete with Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, Balance Sheet, Balance Sheet Balancing Techniques, Depreciation Schedule (complete with accelerating depreciation and deferring taxes), working capital schedule, debt schedule, handling circular references, and automatic debt pay downs. Illustrative concepts including detailing model flows help aid in conceptual understanding. Concepts are reiterated and honed, perfect for a novice yet detailed enough for a professional. Model built direct from Wal-Mart public filings, searching through notes, performing research, and illustrating techniques to formulate projections. Includes in-depth coverage of valuation techniques commonly used by Wall Street professionals. Illustrative comparable company analyses - built the right way, direct from historical financials, calculating LTM (Last Twelve Month) data, calendarization, and properly smoothing EBITDA and Net Income. Precedent transactions analysis - detailing how to extract proper metrics from relevant proxy statements Discounted cash flow analysis - simplifying and illustrating how a DCF is utilized, how unlevered free cash flow is derived, and the 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 studies and common interview questions (found in the companion website) help solidify the techniques honed in the book; ideal for universities or business students looking to break into the investment banking field.


Author: Doron Peleg

Publisher: Web PR Is US


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 3371

This book provides an innovative, integrated, and methodical approach to understanding complex financial models, integrating topics usually presented separately into a comprehensive whole. The book brings together financial models and high-level mathematics, reviewing the mathematical background necessary for understanding these models organically and in context. It begins with underlying assumptions and progresses logically through increasingly complex models to operative conclusions. Readers who have mastered the material will gain the tools needed to put theory into practice and incorporate financial models into real-life investment, financial, and business scenarios. Modern finance’s most bothersome shortcoming is that the two basic models for building an optimal investment portfolio, Markowitz’s mean-variance model and Sharpe and Treynor’s Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), fall short when we try to apply them using Excel Solver. This book explores these two models in detail, and for the first time in a textbook the Black-Litterman model for building an optimal portfolio constructed from a small number of assets (developed at Goldman Sachs) is thoroughly presented. The model’s integration of personal views and its application using Excel templates are demonstrated. The book also offers innovative presentations of the Modigliani–Miller model and the Consumption-Based Capital Asset Pricing Model (CCAPM). Problems at the end of each chapter invite the reader to put the models into immediate use. Fundamental Models in Financial Theory is suitable for classroom use or as a reference for finance practitioners.

Numerical Techniques in Finance

Author: Simon Benninga

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262521413

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 5947

'This excellent book shows how to incorporate into a spreadsheet program, like Lotus, the sometimes theoretical constructs of modern finance. In the process of working through this book, the reader will gain an intuitive understanding of modern finance and, as a bonus, a thorough knowledge of Lotus.' -- Marshall E. Blume, Howard Butcher III Professor of Financial Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Numerical Techniques in Finance is an innovative book that shows how to create, and how to solve problems in, a wide variety of complex financial models. All the models are set up using Lotus 1-2-3; some of the advanced models also make use of Lotus macros. Using the models set out in the book, students and practicing professionals will be able to enhance their evaluative and planning skills. Each of the models is preceded by an explanation of the underlying financial theory. Exercises are provided to help the reader utilize the models to create new, individualized applications. Numerical Techniques in Finance covers standard financial models in the areas of corporate finance, financial-statement simulation, portfolio problems, otions, portfolio insurance, duration, and immunization. A separate section of the book reviews the relevant mathematical and Lotus 1-2-3 techniques. Each of the book's five parts begins with a succinct overview.

Financial Analysis and Modeling Using Excel and VBA

Author: Chandan Sengupta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047027560X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 793

View: 9924

Provides a comprehensive guide for anyone who has to undertake financial analysis, or understand and implement financial models. Discusses a wide range of real-world financial problems and models using Excel 2007 and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Provides reference to earlier versions of Excel and VBA, and includes a CD-Rom with modelling tools and working versions of models discussed.

Building Financial Models

Author: John S. Tjia

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071442820

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7691

Financial modeling is essential for determining a company's current value and projecting its future performance, yet few books explain how to build models for accurately interpreting financial statements. Building Financial Models is the first book to correct this oversight, unveiling a step-by-step process for creating a core model and then customizing it for companies in virtually any industry. Covering every aspect of building a financial model, it provides a broad understanding of the actual mechanics of models, as well as their foundational accounting and finance concepts.

Financial Modelling and Asset Valuation with Excel

Author: Morten Helbæk,Ragnar Løvaas,Jon Olav Mjølhus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134620276

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 6907

Finance is Excel! This book takes you straight into the fascinating world of Excel, the powerful tool for number crunching. In a clear cut language it amalgamates financial theory with Excel providing you with the skills you need to build financial models for private or professional use. A comprehensive knowledge of modeling in Excel is becoming increasingly important in a competitive labour market. The chapters in part one start with the most basic Excel topics such as cell addresses, workbooks, basic formulas, etc. These chapters get more advanced through part one, and takes you in the end to topics such as array formulas, data tables, pivot tables, etc. The other parts of the book discusses a variety of subjects such as net present value, internal rate of return, risk, portfolio theory, CAPM, VaR, project valuation, asset valuation, firm valuation, loan, leasing, stocks, bonds, options, simulation, sensitivity analysis, etc.

Financial Modeling in Excel For Dummies

Author: Danielle Stein Fairhurst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111935756X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 4135

Make informed business decisions with the beginner's guide to financial modeling using Microsoft Excel Financial Modeling in Excel For Dummies is your comprehensive guide to learning how to create informative, enlightening financial models today. Not a math whiz or an Excel power-user? No problem! All you need is a basic understanding of Excel to start building simple models with practical hands-on exercises and before you know it, you'll be modeling your way to optimized profits for your business in no time. Excel is powerful, user-friendly, and is most likely already installed on your computer—which is why it has so readily become the most popular financial modeling software. This book shows you how to harness Excel's capabilities to determine profitability, develop budgetary projections, model depreciation, project costs, value assets and more. You'll learn the fundamental best practices and know-how of financial modeling, and how to put them to work for your business and your clients. You'll learn the tools and techniques that bring insight out of the numbers, and make better business decisions based on quantitative evidence. You'll discover that financial modeling is an invaluable resource for your business, and you'll wonder why you've waited this long to learn how! Companies around the world use financial modeling for decision making, to steer strategy, and to develop solutions. This book walks you through the process with clear, expert guidance that assumes little prior knowledge. Learn the six crucial rules to follow when building a successful financial model Discover how to review and edit an inherited financial model and align it with your business and financial strategy Solve client problems, identify market projections, and develop business strategies based on scenario analysis Create valuable customized templates models that can become a source of competitive advantage From multinational corporations to the mom-and-pop corner store, there isn't a business around that wouldn't benefit from financial modeling. No need to buy expensive specialized software—the tools you need are right there in Excel. Financial Modeling in Excel For Dummies gets you up to speed quickly so you can start reaping the benefits today!

Advanced Modelling in Finance using Excel and VBA

Author: Mary Jackson,Mike Staunton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470061669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 2936

This new and unique book demonstrates that Excel and VBA can play an important role in the explanation and implementation of numerical methods across finance. Advanced Modelling in Finance provides a comprehensive look at equities, options on equities and options on bonds from the early 1950s to the late 1990s. The book adopts a step-by-step approach to understanding the more sophisticated aspects of Excel macros and VBA programming, showing how these programming techniques can be used to model and manipulate financial data, as applied to equities, bonds and options. The book is essential for financial practitioners who need to develop their financial modelling skill sets as there is an increase in the need to analyse and develop ever more complex 'what if' scenarios. Specifically applies Excel and VBA to the financial markets Packaged with a CD containing the software from the examples throughout the book Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Principles of Finance with Excel

Author: Simon Benninga,Tal Mofkadi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190296384

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 792

View: 9861

Offering exceptional resources for students and instructors, Principles of Finance with Excel, Third Edition, combines classroom-tested pedagogy with the powerful functions of Excel software. Authors Simon Benninga and Tal Mofkadi show students how spreadsheets provide new and deeper insightsinto financial decision making.The third edition of Principles of Finance with Excel covers the same topics as standard financial textbooks - including portfolios, capital asset pricing models, stock and bond valuation, capital structure and dividend policy, and option pricing - and can therefore be used in any introductorycourse. In addition, it introduces Excel software as it applies to finance students and practitioners. Throughout the book, the implementation of finance concepts with Excel software is demonstrated and explained. A separate section of PFE provides thorough coverage of all Excel software topics usedin the book: graphs, function data tables, dates, Goal Seek, and Solver.Visit for student and instructor resources, including all the spreadsheets used as examples in the text and in the end-of-chapter problems.

Financial Modelling in Practice

A Concise Guide for Intermediate and Advanced Level

Author: Michael Rees

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781118374658

Category: Corporations

Page: 270

View: 9572

Financial Modelling in Practice: A Concise Guide for Intermediate and Advanced Level is a practical, comprehensive and in-depth guide to financial modelling designed to cover the modelling issues that are relevant to facilitate the construction of robust and readily understandable models. --From publisher's description.

The Handbook of Financial Modeling

A Practical Approach to Creating and Implementing Valuation Projection Models

Author: Jack Avon

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430262052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 7801

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 for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Developing Excel Models to Raise Capital, Increase Cash Flow, Improve Operations, Plan Projects, and Make Decisions

Author: Tom Y. Sawyer

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484203704

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 3043

Financial Modeling for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs: Developing Excel Models to Raise Capital, Increase Cash Flow, Improve Operations, Plan Projects, and Make Decisions may be one of the most important books any entrepreneur or manager in a small or medium-sized enterprise will read. It combines logical business principles and strategies with a step-by-step methodology for planning and modeling a company and solving specific business problems. You’ll learn to create operational and financial models in Excel that describe the workings of your company in quantitative terms and that make it far more likely you will avoid the traps and dead ends many businesses fall into. Serial entrepreneur and financial expert Tom Y. Sawyer shows how to break your company down into basic functional and operational components that can be modeled. The result is a financial model that, for example, you can literally take to the bank or bring to local angel investors to receive the funding you need to launch your business or a new product. Or it might be a model that shows with startling clarity that your new product development effort is a likely winner—or loser. Even better, you’ll learn to create models that will serve as guideposts for ongoing operations. You’ll always know just where you are financially, and where you need to be. The models you will learn to build in Financial Modeling for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs can be used to: Raise capital for startup or any stage of growth Plan projects and new initiatives Make astute business decisions, including go/no-go assessments Analyze ROI on your product development and marketing expenditures Streamline operations, manage budgets, improve efficiency, and reduce costs Value the business when it is time to cash out or merge In addition to many valuable exercises and tips for using Excel to model your business, this book contains a combination of practical advice born of hard-won lessons, advanced strategic thought, and the insightful use of hard skills. With a basic knowledge of Excel assumed, it will help you learn to think like an experienced business person who expects to make money on the products or services offered to the public. You’ll discover that the financial model is a key management tool that, if built correctly, provides invaluable assistance every step of the entrepreneurial journey. Tom Y. Sawyer has used the principles this book contains to create financial models of numerous startup and early-stage companies, assisting them in planning for and raising the capital that they needed to grow their businesses and ultimately exit with multiples of their initial investment. Financial Modeling for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs, a mini-MBA in entrepreneurship and finance, will show you how you can do the same. Note: This book is an updated version of Sawyer's 2009 title, Pro Excel Financial Modeling.

Practical Financial Modelling

The Development and Audit of Cash Flow Models

Author: Jonathan Swan

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0081005881

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 2054

Practical Financial Modelling, 3e is a book on model development and model assurance. It enhances the modelling process by emphasizing controls and checks for accuracy and reliability. New content on validation and verification, model use and sensitivity analysis is presented alongside a modelling methodology that underpins the various proprietary standards used in financial modelling today. It provides more details than other books and yet is general enough for applying its methodology to many applications. This book isn’t just about the details of building cash flow models, it’s about building better cash flow models. This new edition increases the number of worked examples and introduces new material on the audit sheet and audit workbook methodologies, and the delta sheet approach to sensitivity analysis. It provides the developer with a toolkit of modelling techniques and a framework of error controls to reduce the risk of spreadsheet error. The methodology and structure conforms with the modelling principles defined by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales; and the model assurance processes ensure compliance with the UK public sector Macpherson Report and regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley.

The Economics of Continuous-Time Finance

Author: Bernard Dumas,Elisa Luciano

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262036541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

View: 1193

This book introduces the economic applications of the theory of continuous-time finance, with the goal of enabling the construction of realistic models, particularly those involving incomplete markets. Indeed, most recent applications of continuous-time finance aim to capture the imperfections and dysfunctions of financial markets -- characteristics that became especially apparent during the market turmoil that started in 2008. The book begins by using discrete time to illustrate the basic mechanisms and introduce such notions as completeness, redundant pricing, and no arbitrage. It develops the continuous-time analog of those mechanisms and introduces the powerful tools of stochastic calculus. Going beyond other textbooks, the book then focuses on the study of markets in which some form of incompleteness, volatility, heterogeneity, friction, or behavioral subtlety arises. After presenting solutions methods for control problems and related partial differential equations, the text examines portfolio optimization and equilibrium in incomplete markets, interest rate and fixed-income modeling, and stochastic volatility. Finally, it presents models where investors form different beliefs or suffer frictions, form habits, or have recursive utilities, studying the effects not only on optimal portfolio choices but also on equilibrium, or the price of primitive securities. The book strikes a balance between mathematical rigor and the need for economic interpretation of financial market regularities, although with an emphasis on the latter.

Principles of Financial Modelling

Model Design and Best Practices Using Excel and VBA

Author: Michael Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118904001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 1942

The comprehensive, broadly-applicable, real-world guide to financial modelling Principles of Financial Modelling – Model Design and Best Practices Using Excel and VBAcovers the full spectrum of financial modelling tools and techniques in order to provide practical skills that are grounded in real-world applications. Based on rigorously-tested materials created for consulting projects and for training courses, this book demonstrates how to plan, design and build financial models that are flexible, robust, transparent, and highly applicable to a wide range of planning, forecasting and decision-support contexts. This book integrates theory and practice to provide a high-value resource for anyone wanting to gain a practical understanding of this complex and nuanced topic. Highlights of its content include extensive coverage of: Model design and best practices, including the optimisation of data structures and layout, maximising transparency, balancing complexity with flexibility, dealing with circularity, model audit and error-checking Sensitivity and scenario analysis, simulation, and optimisation Data manipulation and analysis The use and choice of Excel functions and functionality, including advanced functions and those from all categories, as well as of VBA and its key areas of application within financial modelling The companion website provides approximately 235 Excel files (screen-clips of most of which are shown in the text), which demonstrate key principles in modelling, as well as providing many examples of the use of Excel functions and VBA macros. These facilitate learning and have a strong emphasis on practical solutions and direct real-world application. For practical instruction, robust technique and clear presentation, Principles of Financial Modelling is the premier guide to real-world financial modelling from the ground up. It provides clear instruction applicable across sectors, settings and countries, and is presented in a well-structured and highly-developed format that is accessible to people with different backgrounds.

The Basics of Financial Modeling

Author: Jack Avon

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484208714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 8142

Learn to create and understand financial models that assess the value of your company, the projects it undertakes, and its future earnings/profit projections. Follow this step-by-step guide organized in a quick-read format to build an accurate and effective financial model from the ground up. In this short book, The Basics of Financial Modeling—an abridgment of the Handbook of Financial Modeling—author Jack Avon equips business professionals who are familiar with financial statements and accounting reports to become truly proficient. Based on the author's extensive experience building models in business and finance, and teaching others to do the same, this book takes you 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. What You'll Learn Understand the accounting and finance concepts that underpin working financial models Approach financial issues and solutions from a modeler's perspective Think about end users when developing a financial model Plan, design, and build a financial model Who This Book Is For Beginning to intermediate modelers who wish to expand and enhance their knowledge of using Excel to build and analyze financial models

Mastering Financial Modelling in Microsoft Excel 3rd edn

A Practitioner's Guide to Applied Corporate Finance

Author: Alastair Day

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273772341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

View: 7038

Comprehensive tools and methods to help you build, develop and apply financial models using Microsoft Excel, enabling you to get better, more accurate results, faster. The new edition of this bestselling title begins by explaining basic modelling techniques before moving through to more complex models. The book is divided into two parts: the first part outlines model designs and gives templates, key features and techniques. The second part of the book shows how to build corporate financial models in Excel. This new edition includes a reworking of the book in Excel 2010 (but with older material still included), inclusion of Apple Mac, addition of specific 2010 features and end of chapter exercises. If you are buying the ebook, companion files can be downloaded from the digital downloads section of