## Introduction to Financial Modelling

Overview
The “Introduction to Financial Modeling” course is a composite of four courses, namely:

Ratio Analysis
Corporate Finance: First Course
Credit Analysis
Cash Flow Summary and Cash Flow Analysis

Ratio Analysis covers the following topics:

Identification and explanation of terminology used in Ratio Analysis
Introduction to ratios- ratios for trend analysis, ratios for comparative analysis, financial management insights provided by ratios
Liquidity, leverage productivity [...]

## Corporate Finance Training: WACC: Calculating weighted average cost of capital (WACC): Relevering Beta

Re-levering Beta
When assessing the value of a company’s operations the free cash flows need to be discounted using the weighted average cost of capital (WACC). The weighted average cost of capital is calculated using the cost of equity and cost of debt weighting them by their respective proportions within the optimal or target capital structure [...]

## Small Business Financing: Investors due diligence and pre-investment audits

Whether you deal with Angels, Venture Capital investors or your local banker as a small business owner you need to understand the documentation requirements of fund raising as well as the due diligence and pre-investment audit process. While the process is cumbersome and awkward the primary issue with small business owners is preparation, generating the [...]

## Small Business Accounting: Inventory Valuation models and profitability: Working Example

In our previous post we covered the three basic inventory valuation models. We now illustrate a simple example of the average cost model in the table below:

Bought

Sold

Average cost per unit

May

5 units @ \$20/unit

\$20

Jun

3 units costing \$20 each

Jul

10 units @ \$18/unit

[(2x20) + (10x18)]/12 = \$ 18.33

Aug

10 units costing \$18.33 each

Sep

5 units @ \$19/unit

[(2x18.33)+(5x19)]/7 = \$ [...]

## Small Business Accounting: Inventory Valuation models and profitability

Inventory valuation models and profitability

In order to value inventory, there is a physical count of inventory that takes place at the end of the year which can be a tedious task. This is because even though a business may have an inventory where all the units are identical, the prices on these units could vary. [...]

## Corporate Finance Posts Index

Corporate Finance

Master Case: Corporate Finance: LLC or C-Corp
Master Case: Corporate Finance: Limited Liability or C-Corp
Master Case: Office Depot: Ratio Analysis
Learning Corporate Finance – course guide
Master Case: Electronic Arts (EA): Corporate Finance: Session IV
The first course in Corporate Finance – Session Zero
Session I – B: Corporate Finance: Financial Statements – Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss and [...]

## Top 10 Active courses in October

The top 5 most active courses in October on the Learning Corporate Finance site so far:
Top 10 MBA: 15 months as a MBA student at Columbia Business School
Accounting Crash Course
Corporate Finance: First Course
Computational Finance: Building Monte Carlo (MC) Simulators in Excel
Master Class: Ratio Analysis
Master Class: Calculating Value at Risk
Master Class: Credit Process
Master Class: Risk for [...]

## Ratio Analysis

Using Office Depot as an example the case walks through liquidity, leverage, productivity and profitability ratios in two separate iterations. This case is the first in a two part series that compares Office Depot with Staples using the principles of Ratio Analysis.

## Corporate Finance – First Course

The first course in Corporate Finance starts with a basic introduction of notation and terminology and then introduced the concepts of Financial Statements, Time Value of Money, Risk and Return, Opportunity Cost, Cost of Capital, Weighted Average Cost of Capital and Return measures. It closes with a 38 page detailed case study on Electronic Arts that reviews the Electronic Arts (EA) balance sheet, profit and loss statements, shows how to project the EA statements in the future and arrive at a valuation of EA at that point in time.

## Finance Training Course Pricing Case Study: Valuing Islamic Debt Instruments (Sukuk Bonds) and floating rate instruments

Three methodologies are presented below for valuation of floating rate notes, term finance certificates, sukkuks and corproates each with a simple numerical example. These are:

Pricing using the bond pricing model which assumes that the outstanding principal will be redeemed with the coupon payment and scheduled redemption immediately prior to the following reset date.
Pricing using the forward pricing model which calculates the future floating rate coupons based on a derived forward rate curve.