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Company Valuation Techniques
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Upcoming dates in English

13 & 14 September 2021 - ONLINE Training (Price: 1340 Euro )
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PROGRAM OUTLINE for this 2 day course in English

Is a valuation an objective search for "true" value? Does a good valuation provide a precise estimate of value? The more quantitative a model, the better the valuation?

5 steps to consider when valuing a business.

However valuable you estimate your business to be, it will only be worth what somebody is willing to pay for it. So, valuation skills are of crucial importance to ensure that you get this right. CREDIBILITY of the numbers and the UNDERSTANDING of the techniques is KEY to obtain the price and to negotiate effectively.

These are:

1. The future financial Performance: What are the projected profits and cash flow? How well have costs been controlled to date? When valuing a business, it will be important to consider any capital expenditure that has been planned for or will be needed in the future. Future profitability is obviously of the utmost importance.

2. Assets and Liabilities, start-ups, and service companies: If you add up all the assets, take away the liabilities then you are left with the asset valuation. What about start-up and service companies? Does the lack of assets reflect the companies worth? If not which techniques to employ.  

3. Intangibles Assets: What is the worth of these intangible assets? This is sometimes one of the major considerations when valuing a business. It includes considering the strength or weaknesses of the customer base, brands, loyalty, and accounting intangible assets.   

4. People/Staff: When valuing a business, the current management structure is of critical importance for potential buyers. This also includes the knowledge of what type of involvement that you, as the owner, may have in the running of the business. There may be economies of scale that result in a reduction of staff. How to calculate them?

5. Factors outside the business (The changing world, the industry, and the competition): The state of the economy, the financial markets, the competition, and the potential growth at the time of selling is of critical importance.

 

The valuation course and the learning outcome.

This 2-day course provides real hands-on experience in today’s most widely used corporate valuation methods and uses. It looks at potential problems by going beyond the fundamentals of corporate valuation, while equipping you with the latest strategies to help you successfully tackle any valuation, however complex.

Understanding the value of your company allows you to maximise its potential, increase returns, improve project selection, funding alternatives, compare competitors, and decide on mergers and acquisitions.

We learn to use:  

  • The different corporate valuation techniques
    • Book based and adjusted value
    • Market multiples
    • The Discounted Cash Flow method (DCF)
  • Qualitative factors affecting valuations
  • The impact of the capital structure on valuation
  • Decide which valuation techniques you can use to your maximum advantage
  • Value companies for mergers, acquisitions, privatization, and new issues
  • Quantify and deal with the risks associated with corporate valuation
  • Fully understanding the critical importance of the cost of capital
  • The implications of the terminal value and market multiples.

 

You will learn to decide which valuation techniques you can use to your maximum advantage. Value companies for mergers, acquisitions, privatization, and new issues and quantify and deal with the risks associated with corporate valuation.

A solid case study is used throughout the course, developing your understanding step by step, enabling you to select the best methods of valuation upon completion.

Recommended background

This course is applicable to anybody who wishes to assess the value of an organisation either from the point of view of an investor or internally responsible for making decisions to divest, merge, demerge or acquire an organisation. Typical professions are business owners and managers,  valuators, investment bankers, fund managers, equity analysts, finance consultants, equity traders, equity salespeople, corporate finance lawyers, credit analysts, strategists, treasurers, and compliance officers.

Course format (Residential and Online) 

Besides the course materials provided on the day, all course resources are available online, including audio and video material from industry experts.  

Practice-based learning and critical engagement is a key theme through all our courses allowing delegates to acquire the needed skills and techniques to be applied as soon as they are learned and developed.

Syllabus

Day 1:

Company Valuation

  • Introduction to valuation
  • Price versus value
  • Company and industry dynamics
  • Risk and value 
  • The annual report

 

Introducing our case study 

Asset valuation techniques

  • What are you valuing
  • Determining book value
  • Adjusting book value
  • Exercises on book based valuations

 

The fundamentals of markets and market valuation

  • Investors and expectations
  • Risk versus return
  • The time value of money
  • Perfect and efficient markets
  • Inefficiency and market bubbles
  • Economic theory
  • Portfolio theory

 

Market Based Valuation techniques

  • Determine market value
  • Dividend yield
  • Price to book ratio
  • PE multiple
  • Determine price to cash flow
  • Enterprise value to EBITDA
  • Ratio's and comparison of market multiple techniques

 

Day 2:

DCF methods

  • Introduction to cost calculations of the capital components and DCF valuation methods

 

The cost of capital

  • Cost calculations of the capital components
  • Areas of controversial debate in deriving cost of capital
  • Share market premium, betas and the risk free rate
  • The optimal capital structure cost of capital
  • Cost of different sources of capital
  • Measuring the cost of capital
  • Using the Capital Asset Pricing Model
  • Calculating the Weighted Average Cost of Capital

 

DCF Valuation steps

  • Investment horizon
  • Forecast operating cash flows
  • The residual value and discounting the cash flows

 

Valuation in Context

  • The market regulation
  • New issues
  • Privatisation, Mergers and Acquisitions and restructuring

 

Case Study

  •  We calculate the book, market and DCF valuation techniques and make decisions on best option.

 

Debrief Case

  • Sensitivity and scenario analysis
  • Application of DCF under different market conditions (emerging) or corporate actions (mergers or takeovers)

 

 

All Course Dates

 

When: 13 & 14 September 2021

Where: ONLINE , Training, Course
Company Valuation Techniques in: English

Timing: From 09:00 till 17:00
Price: 1340 Euro  (VAT Exclusive)
Early booking discount: A 10%  discount will be applied if you register before or on 15/07/2021






Participant feedback

  • What an excellent course! I like the way how difficult topics are explained. The course is very challenging and of a very high level. I have learned a lot. Thank you for this wonderful course!
  • Demanding at times but overall one of the better courses that make you think before you have to answer.
  • I am quite impressed by this course. Lots of topics covered in a very simple and comprehensive manner. Challenging sometimes and going deeper in some evaluation methods.
  • Greatly designed course. Methodology is engaging (lots of different activities: discussions, case studies, practice exercises) and inspires curiosity to do additional research on the topics. Everything is nicely explained and good insights can be learned from the lessons. Glad I took this, highly recommended.

 

Learn the way that suits you most!

Course Lecturers



Kris De Clercq, MBA

Kris has lectured finance to managers for more than 25 years in Europe and Eastern Europe. His teaching as an associate for a UK based global business school included “Issues in International Finance and Investments”,” Corporate Finance” and “Issues in IFRS”. His industry experience is over 20 years working for asset managers, investment banks, global custodians in the UK, Luxembourg and Belgium. He received a universities award for innovation in finance teaching and learning.  


Mag. Johannes Hofinger, MBA, FRM

Johannes Hofinger is specialized in Risk Management, Basel III, IFRS and regulatory reporting. His professional skills are reinforced by strong academic roots. He lectures for global business schools in corporate finance, managerial accounting and financial reporting. The main roles undertaken are lecturing, consulting and project management.  


OUR INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Books we studied for you



Valuation Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises and Tests to Help You Master Valuation - McKinsey & Company Inc
Valuation Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises and Tests to Help You Master Valuation - McKinsey & Company Inc

This comprehensive study guide provides you with an invaluable opportunity to explore your understanding of the strategies and techniques covered in the main text, before putting it to work in real-world situations.Along with a complete answer key, this workbook also covers such essentials as value creation, value metrics, M&A and joint ventures, and valuation frameworks. Brief summary chapters also help to reinforce major points.Walks you through Valuation, Fifth Edition, providing chapter-by-chapter coverage of the core textOffers complete coverage of analyzing historical information, estimating the cost of capital and continuing value, forecasting performance, and calculating resultsTests your comprehension of the ideas presented throughout, with multiple-choice questions and problemsValuation Workbook is filled with a wealth of practical learning exercises and information that will help you understand and apply the proven principles found in Valuation, Fifth Edition.  


Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies - Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart, David Wessels
Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies - Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart, David Wessels

Valuation is the single best guide of its kind, helping financial professionals worldwide excel at measuring, managing, and maximizing shareholder and company value. This new sixth edition provides insights on the strategic advantages of value-based management, complete detailed instruction, and nuances managers should know about valuation and valuation techniques as applied to different industries, emerging markets, and other special situations.  


The Dark Side of Valuation: Valuing Old Tech, New Tech, and New Economy Companies - Aswath Damodaran
The Dark Side of Valuation: Valuing Old Tech, New Tech, and New Economy Companies - Aswath Damodaran

Technology companies have exploded in importance, yet investors and analysts face unprecedented challenges in valuing them. In The Dark Side of Valuation, one of the world's leading valuation experts reviews every approach, demonstrating exactly how to adapt traditional techniques to minimize risks and maximize returns.Aswath Damodaran begins with an overview of the markets' dramatic shift towards technology stocks - specifically new technology stocks. He then identifies key valuation principles and techniques, demonstrating them through five case studies that encompass the entire technology company lifecycle: Amazon.com, Ariba, Cisco, Motorola, and a new IPO-ready startup.  




Companies who attended our courses

 

 
AG Insurance
Allianz Benelux
Argenta NV
AXA Belgium
Baloise Insurance
Banca Monte Paschi Belgio S.A.
Bank De Groof
Banking Association (Kosovo)
Belfius Investment Partners
BNP Paribas Fortis
Bpost Bank
Buy Way
CBC Bank
Cegeka
Celio Finance SPRL
Credendo
Delen Private Bank
Delta Lloyd Life
Deutsche Bank AG
DKV Belgium
Ethias SA
Euler Hermes Services
Euroclear Bank SA/NV
Euroclear Investments
Europ Assistance
European Investment Bank - EIB (Luxembourg)
European Union - EDFIMC / ElectriFI
Flanders Investment & Trade
Gras Savoye Belgium
Incofin Investment Management
ING Bank België
KBC Bank
Mastercard
Ministry of European Integration (Kosovo)
National Bank of Belgium
NN Insurance Belgium
Petercam
Record Bank
Société Générale Private Banking
SWIFT
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
Triodos Bank
VGD International -Audit & Tax
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
Zurich Insurance plc, Belgium branch
Vanbreda International
 
 
 
Afton Chemical SPRL
Air Liquide
Allnex Belgium SA/NV
ANL Plastics
Ansell
ARC EUROPE SA
Arcelor Mittal ( Belgium & Luxembourg)
Axalta Coating Systems 
BASF Antwerpen
BASF Belgium Coordination Center
Beaulieu International Group
Bekaert
Borealis Polymers NV
Bridgestone Europe SA
CNH Industrial Belgium NV
Cofely Fabricom
Cytec Belgium
DOMO Chemicals (Germany)
Donaldson
Dow Corning
Electrolux Appliances AB - EMA- EMEA (SEE)
Engineered Pressure Systems International
European Owens Corning Fiberglas
Fost Plus
GDF Suez
Griffith Foods
Hamon & Cie
Heraeus Electro-Nite International NV
Jacobs Belgium
KODAK SA/NV
Milliken Europe
Niko Group
NXP Semiconductors - Prodis  (Netherlands)
SOLVAY
SPX Cooling Technologies
Synventive Molding Solutions (Germany)
TERUMO EUROPE
Tessenderlo
Vinçotte International
VPK Packaging Group NV
WABCO
Yara Belgium NV
 
 
 
 
 
Antwerp World Diamond Centre
AVEVE Biochem NV
Carrefour Belgium
Delhaize Corporate Group
Godiva
IKEA 
 
Abbott Logistics B.V. (Netherlands)
AbbVie (Canada)
Agfa HealthCare NV
Alcon
Alcon-Couvreur
Amplifon
AZ Sint-Blasius
Baxter International (Austria)
Catalent Pharma Solutions
CinnaGen (Tehran)
Datwyler Pharma Packaging International
Groep OZ ESV
Hologic
Landelijke Christelijke mutualiteit (LCM)
Mutualités Libres: MLOZ
Novartis Pharma
SA Bristol- Myers Squibb Belgium NV
Stryker (Netherlands)
Terumo BCT Europe NV
UCB
Zorgbedrijf Antwerpen
 
 
 
AW Europe
Belgacom
Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN)
CISCO
Corelio Printing
De Persgroep Publishing nv
EDF Luminus
Elia System Operator
Engie Electrabel NV/SA
Eni Gas & power
Fluxys Belgium
INFRABEL
Itineris NV
KEYRUS
M-Team
NRB
ORANGE
Proximus
Siemens
Telenet
 
 
Agentschap Innoveren en Ondernemen
Europees Parlement
Ministry of European Integration
National Agency for Protection of Personal Data
Nationale Loterij
SD Diensten NV (SD Worx)
SESAR Joint Undertaking
Stad Antwerpen
Stadsbestuur Harelbeke
Syntra Brussel
UGent - FBW
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
 
 
 
Acturus sprl
ARC Europe
BDO 
BIA Africa
Bia Overseas
Brooser BE Operations 
Capgemini
Cipal Schaubroeck
Compass-Group
Computacenter
Computer Task Group
Deloitte Accountancy
Egemin International
Enhesa International
FIS (former Clear2Pay)
Interel Group
K&L Gates
Matexi NV
Minds&More
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
PwC Tax Consultants
Securex
Toreon
Vinçotte International sa
 
 
 
Alcopa
Alstom Belgium
ARC Europe 
Brussels Airport Company
De Lijn
D'Ieteren Auto
EUROCONTROL 
Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Antwerpen
Globachem nv
GSC Greensea Chartering 
HONDA Motor Logistics
JBT
Neovia Logistics
NMBS
PSA Antwerp nv
Retail & Wholesale
Seatrade Reefer Chartering
Thalys International
Trimble T&L
Volkswagen Group Services
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Zeebrugge NV
Westlandia
Witzenmann Benelux nv
 
 
 

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