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Course 2018-2019 a.y.

30257 - CORPORATE VALUATION

Department of Finance

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31 - 32

CLEAM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/09) - CLEF (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/09) - BESS-CLES (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/09) - WBB (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/09) - BIEF (6 credits - I sem. - OBCURS  |  SECS-P/09) - BIEM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/09) - BIG (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/09) - BEMACS (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/09)
Course Director:
LAURA ZANETTI

Classes: 31 (I sem.) - 32 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: LAURA ZANETTI, Class 32: LAURA ZANETTI


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The course aims at providing students with: - The conceptual and theoretical framework surrounding valuation issues. - The practical tools to address such topics in real-life situations. The main methodologies of corporate valuation are analyzed and the approaches commonly used by practitioners (financial analysts, investment and merchant banks, consulting firms) are critically discussed. Examples focus on corporate valuation issues using DCF, stock market and deal multiples completed by industry-specific as well as case-specific valuation techniques.

CONTENT SUMMARY
  • Theoretical framework.
  • Business plan and cash flow projections.
  • Assessing risk profile. Cost of capital: data sources and estimate.
  • Relationships between leverage and discount rates.
  • Discounted cash flow (DCF): assets and equity side valuation. Terminal value calculation.
  • Adjusted present value (APV).
  • Comparative valuation: theoretical framework.
  • Stock market multiples. Value maps. Deal multiples.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...

Know the conceptual and theoretical framework surrounding valuation issues and the practical tools to address such topics in real-life situations. Course participants benefit from:

  • Analytical application on how to prepare and interpret Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) analysis in a variety of contexts.
  • Knowledge and comprehension on how to prepare comparable, fundamental and relative value analysis.
  • Understanding how to apply the above analysis and comparison of the outcomes of these analytical approaches.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Identify the most appropriate methods and approaches to a valuation, based on its final aim.
  • Apply the different methodologies for valuing companies and make reliable assumptions.
  • Choose the most suitable database as well as determine which key features should be adopted in the implementation of the identified methods.
  • Prepare valuation memorandum compliant to international standards.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
  • Group assignments
DETAILS

The course is mainly based on front classes. A limited number of external interventions also occur, which allow an overview of how to structure valuations in different business scenarios (major banks, cfo from industrial corporations, etc.). Team-based activities (group homeworks) increase knowledge of the main databases available for valuation purposes as well as of the connections between business and financial skills.


Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  •     x
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • Final exam 80 %
    • Assignment 20 %

    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    M. MASSARI, G.GIANFRATE, L. ZANETTI, Corporate Valuation: Measuring the value of companies in turbolent times, Wiley, 2016.

    Last change 18/10/2019 15:00