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Financial Modeling & Corporate Valuation

Learn the modeling and valuation skills needed to be top performer

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Case study based curriculum provides hands on, real world, practical applications of the standards and methods that a professional needs.

Led by our experienced instruction team of former practitioners, you get a unique blend of industry insight combined with a passion for teaching.  The average TTS instructor has been part of the team for 8.5 years. 

Participants who choose to attend all courses will blend accounting, finance, and Excel skills into the construction of three interactive models from “scratch” (3 statement, M&A, and LBO).

Excel Best Practices and Efficiencies

Industry Standards and Protocols

Troubleshooting the Model

Putting your Model to Work

Corporate Valuation

Merger Consequences Analysis & Modeling

Leveraged Buyout Analysis & Modeling

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How Do You Like To Learn?

Flexible Learning Options
Our courses are available in both in-person or virtual classroom formats. If you learn better in your own space or traveling isn’t convenient, virtual is great solution. Either way, you get the skills and support you need to succeed.

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Course Details

What’s Included
 • Instructor-led classroom training

 • Ongoing instructor support
 • One year online access to course materials, Excel files and related Self-study courses for additional reference and review

Schedule
9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day with an hour lunch around noon and shorter breaks throughout the day.

Prerequisites
The course presumes a working knowledge of financial statements (what they are, and how they work together).  TTS recommends our self-study, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting and Analysis book available on TTS Academy.

What Does A Day Look Like?

Whether you join us in-person or virtually, the classroom is a combination of micro-lectures and hands-on exercises that ensure retention levels are high and students stay engaged.  You’ll use some of the most innovative Excel based learning tools available, providing instant performance feedback as well as the opportunity for as many “reps” as you need to be “desk ready”.

Core Comprehensive Agenda

Financial Modeling & Advanced Sensitivity Analysis

Overview and Introduction to Financial Modeling
Excel Best Practices and Efficiencies
Construction and Application of:

  • Core statements
  • Working capital schedule
  • Depreciation schedule
  • Amortization schedule
  • Other long-term items schedule
  • Equity schedule
  • Shares outstanding schedule
  • Debt and interest schedule

Troubleshooting the Model:

  • Understanding and controlling for circular references
  • Balancing the model
  • Making the model “deal ready”

Utilizing the Finished Product:

  • Data tables

Advanced Sensitivity Analysis:

  • Adding scenarios to the model
  • Creating a toggle for cases and naming cells

Public & Acquisition Comparables and Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

Overview of valuation methodologies and fundamental concepts
Public Comparables Analysis:

  • Choosing the appropriate peer group
  • Gathering public information
  • Calculating market and enterprise value
  • Normalizing for non-recurring items
  • Calculating latest twelve months (LTM)
  • Calculating relevant multiples
  • Deriving an implied valuation range
  • Analyzing multiples and a comparables universe
  • Exercise: “Spreading public comparables” for the case company

Overview of Acquisition Comparables Analysis:

  • Choosing the appropriate deal list
  • How control premiums and synergies impact multiples
  • Sources of public information

Discounted Cash Flow Analysis:

  • Strengths and considerations of a DCF analysis
  • Deriving a weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
  • Discounting unlevered free cash flows
  • Estimating the terminal value (exit multiple vs. perpetuity growth rate approach)
  • Determining the valuation range based on DCF analysis
  • Exercise: Adding DCF output to a 3-statement model for the case company

Analyzing Results:

  • Imputing valuation ranges
  • Analyzing a “Football field” for the case company based on different valuation methodologies

Merger Consequences Analysis

  • Concept of affordability analysis
  • Overview of SFAS 141/142 and IFRS 3
  • Purchase accounting overview
  • Creation of goodwill and write-ups, including possible incremental D&A
  • Opening balance sheet and purchase accounting adjustments
  • Pro forma income statement
  • Accretion/dilution analysis
  • Credit rating considerations
  • M&A transaction considerations(stock vs. cash, social issues, etc)
  • Asset vs. stock purchase
  • Tax deductibility of goodwill
  • Section 338 election
  • Exercise: Building an M&A model for a potential acquisition of the case company

Leveraged Buyout Analysis

  • What makes a good LBO candidate?
  • Concept of value creation via de-leveraging, operational improvements and “multiple expansion”
  • Sources of funding for an LBO
  • Differing viewpoints for LBO constituents
  • Purchase price determination
  • Debt capacity and financing options (Pro rata facilities, institutional facilities, mezzanine capital)
  • Sponsors equity and internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Mechanics of constructing an LBO model
  • Exercise: Constructing an LBO model for the case company

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Who Is This Course For?

  • Financial services professionals (investment banking, consulting, research, asset management, private equity, brokerage, sales & trading, insurance, etc.)
  • Corporate/strategic development or finance team members
  • Individuals responsible for product or divisional budgets, projections and profit/loss statements
  • Those looking to enhance a past learning in finance and financial statement analysis

Course Pricing

$1,100 per day*

* register at least 14 days in advance

– Group rates available
– Discounts offered to existing clients

Standard registration inside 14 days: $1,250 per day

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations up to 14 days before the workshop will receive a full refund. Cancellations within 14 days of a course will not be refunded. TTS reserve the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel a course. If TTS cancels a course, payments are refunded in full.

Questions? Please contact info@trainingthestreet.com for more information.