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Financial Ratios in Excel

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Financial statement analysis is useful to anticipate future conditions and, most important, as a starting point for developing strategies that influence a company's future course of business. 

An important step toward achieving these goals is to analyze the firm's financial ratios. Ratios are designed to highlight relationships between the financial statement accounts. These relationships begin to reveal how well a company is doing in its primary goal of creating value for its shareholders.

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Options and Real Options

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The “what if” dimension means that in case the new idea works out well, then the company might have significant value; otherwise, it will not.

For example, considering a mining company, in case explorations are successful, then the company will be valuable; if on the other hand explorations are not successful then the company might not even be surviving.

This is exactly how options work and we can use the same option pricing theory to value such real-world cases.

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Dynamic Arrays in Excel

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Overview

Dynamic Arrays in Microsoft Excel is a game changer. To make it simple Dynamic Arrays (“DA”) allow you to work with multiple values at the same time.

This major change is expected to change the design and construction of excel models.

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MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS ANALYSIS

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Overview A merger is the combination of two businesses, while an acquisition is the purchase of the ownership of one business by another. Mergers & Acquisitions models (M&A) involve analysis for scenarios in which one company (the Buyer) proposes to offer cash or its own shares in order to purchase the shares of another company (the Seller or the Target).  Reasons for M&As M&A may increase the value for the buyer by creating an important value driver known as Synergies (ways to increase profit / earnings through an acquisition), among other reasons. Various reasons can lead to an M&A transaction:...

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LEVERAGED BUYOUT ANALYSIS

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A leveraged buyout is the acquisition of a company using a significant amount of borrowed funds to pay for the purchase price of the company.

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