Upcoming Course Dates

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This course is run in conjunction with NIRI.
Bookings will be made via their website.

Two, 2-hour sessions on consecutive days - Developing Skills
Tue 16 Jul 2024
Zoom Virtual Classroom

Member price: $445
Non-member price: $495


Prerequisite Courses
To get the most out of this course, you should have completed the following:

If you are unsure whether this course is right for you, please contact Miranda Lane (info@financetalking.com)

Related Course
The following course is closely related to this course.

Understanding & Communicating Company Value – NIRI Virtual

Two, 2-hour sessions on consecutive days - Developing Skills

If you would like to know how companies are valued by investors and analysts then this course is for you. We cover what’s meant by intrinsic value (including the key inputs to discounted cash flow models) and valuation using multiples. We also consider valuation in an M&A context. Finally, we help you understand what you can do in communications terms to ensure that your company’s stock is fairly valued.


  • Appreciate how companies are valued
  • Be able to identify key valuation drivers
  • Learn how to communicate for value

What's Included

  • Access to a virtual classroom with a series of online courses to help you consolidate your learning
  • Colour-coded course materials
  • A copy of The FinanceTalking Financial Glossary (pdf)
  • Email or phone your tutor if you have questions

After the course, you will have access to the following online courses which will help you consolidate your knowledge:

What you will learn

How Companies are Valued using DCF

  • Key valuation concepts and principles
  • Evaluating market and sector prospects
  • Valuation using DCF
  • Key inputs to analysts’ models
  • Forecasting issues and the importance of guidance
  • Short cuts used by Lex (FT), Heard on the Street (WSJ), and Breakingviews for valuing synergies in M&A
  • Influencing valuation using communications

How Companies are Valued using Multiples

  • Equity and enterprise multiples and which to use
  • Understanding price targets and recommendations
  • Which sector, which methodology?
  • Commonly used multiples in M&A
  • Evaluating deals – impact on EPS and on value creation
  • Equity and debt funded deals and why a mixture is often most appropriate
  • Using communications to influence valuation

How you will learn

We use Zoom to deliver our virtual events

  • Very simple to use
  • Access the event on your laptop or tablet (or even your phone)
  • Discussions and case studies via breakout groups
  • Quizzes and polls