Valuation: Intelligent Investing


Here's what you'll learn:

  1. 1Time Value of Money
  2. 2Discounted Cash Flow Model
  3. 3Internal Rate of Return and Net Present Value
  4. 4The Core Business

Introduction to the Pack

What is a company worth? That’s a good question. One that investors have been trying to answer since investing became a thing. An old roman writer once said “Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.” This course will teach you exactly how investors figure out the value of a business and what they are willing to pay for it.

4 Courses

Time Value of Money

Would you rather have a million dollars today, or in 1 year from now? It might seem obvious that you would take the money today, but why? Isn’t a million dollars a million dollars? The amount of money doesn’t change,but the value, or what that money is worth changes slowly over time. This course will teach you everything about how time and money work together.

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  1. 1 Introduction Start Course
  2. 2 Interest(ing) Rates
  3. 3 Let’s Discuss Discounting
  4. 4 Heading Into The Future
  5. 5 On and On and On and…
  6. 6 Worth Your Time

Discounted Cash Flow Model

The Discounted Cash Flow Model, or DCF for short, is one of the best ways to evaluate business performance. Cash flow is an essential part of any business, and with the DCF model, investors are saying “show me the money!” This course covers the basics of DCF that every investor should know.

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  1. 1 Introduction Start Course
  2. 2 What is Free Cash Flow?
  3. 3 How to Calculate Free Cash Flow
  4. 4 The Discount Rate
  5. 5 The WACC
  6. 6 Terminal Value
  7. 7 Finding Fair Value

Internal Rate of Return and Net Present Value

Internal Rate of Return and Net Present Value, or , IRR and NPV as they are known are 2 sides of the same coin. They both answer the question “Is this investment worth it?” The answer of course is “it depends” and this course will teach you how to determine the best projects to invest in.

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  1. 1 Introduction Start Course
  2. 2 What is NPV?
  3. 3 How to Find NPV
  4. 4 Finding the IRR
  5. 5 Putting the two together…

The Core Business

Some companies these days have so many branches it can be hard to keep track of how they are performing. That’s where the Core Business comes into play. The Core Business strips away all the extra investments and activities of a business, leaving you with the nucleus. The key to smart investing is to look at how a company did in its primary function, or else you might find yourself with a stock rotten to its core.

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  1. 1 Introduction Start Course
  2. 2 The Core Business
  3. 3 Operating Profit
  4. 4 Cost of Goods Sold
  5. 5 Depreciation and Amortization
  6. 6 EBITDA
  7. 7 Conclusion