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Considering investing in a self-storage facility?

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW: Considering investing in a self-storage facility? This might be an easier way for entry-level real estate investors to get into the game. Why? Check our Self Storage Financial Model here The global self-storage market was valued at USD 48 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach a value of almost USD 65 billion by 2026, registering an average forecast yearly growth of around 5.5% over the forecast period, 2021-2026.   The self-storage market has proven to be in demand (occupancy rates at 92% in the US), profitable, recession-resistant driven from an increased urbanization trend, as well as...

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Time Value of Money: Future Value, Present Value, Annuity, Perpetuity

We know that money has two general purposes: it serves as a store of value and as a medium of exchange. The term time value of money refers to all aspects of converting the value of cash flows at one point of time to their equivalent values at another time. It is important that we know the value of current and future cash flows to facilitate the financial planning process.


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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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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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