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Master Case: AMD: Valuation & Projections: Case Guide

Over the course of AMD’s four decades in business, silicon and software have become the steel and plastic of the worldwide digital economy. While dated in terms of numbers, results, industry structure and the state of the semi-conductor industry, the AMD case does a thorough

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Master Case: AMD: Exhibits: Valuation and Projections: Session X

Balance Sheet Summary Dec 1999 US$ (000) (YEAR) Dec 1998 US$ (000) (12-MOS) Dec 1996 US$ (000) (12-MOS) Dec 1995 US$ (000) (12-MOS) Cash 294,125 361,908 166,194 113,354 Securities 302,386 335,117 220,004 377,293 Receivables 445,187 428,220 229,837 285,892 Allowances 15,378 -12,663 -9,809 -10,159 Inventory 198,213

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Master Case: AMD: Valuation: Session IX

The most difficult part in valuing a business is the pro forma projections and the calculations of free cash flows. Most major errors in the valuation exercise are found in these two parts. Valuation aims at seeing that if a business generates a certain amount