Valuation Resources

Helpful resources and guides for mastering valuation analysis

Business Valuation Guides

CFI has developed a large database of guides and resources you can use to teach yourself business valuation. These articles let you read and study at your own pace, and each article can stand on its own so you can read them in any order you like. These articles supplement CFI’s valuation modeling course that teaches these main concepts and principles.

business valuation resources and guides

As you can see in the diagram above, the three boxes that are highlighted in orange are the main focus of these resources. Browse the featured articles listed below to improve your financial analyst skills and advance your career in investment banking, equity research, FP&A, corporate development, and other areas of corporate finance.

Valuation Methods

What are the Main Valuation Methods? When valuing a company as a going concern, there are three main valuation methods used by industry practitioners: (1) DCF analysis, (2) comparable company analysis, and (3) precedent transactions. These are the most common methods of valuation used in investment banking, equity research, private equity, corporate development, mergers &...

Net Present Value (NPV)

What is Net Present Value (NPV)? Net Present Value (NPV) is the value of all future cash flows (positive and negative) over the entire life of an investment discounted to the present. NPV analysis is a form of intrinsic valuation and is used extensively across finance and accounting for determining the value of a business,...

Unlevered Beta / Asset Beta

What is Unlevered Beta (Asset Beta)? Unlevered beta (a.k.a. Asset Beta) is the beta of a company without the impact of debt. It is also known as the volatility of returns for a company, without taking into account its financial leverage. It compares the risk of an unlevered company to the risk of the market. It...

Enterprise Value vs Equity Value

Overview of Enterprise Value vs. Equity Value In this guide, we outline the difference between the enterprise value of a business and the equity value of a business. Simply put, the enterprise value is the entire value of the business, without giving consideration to its capital structure, and equity value is the total value of...

Due Diligence Report

What is a Due Diligence Report? This article outlines what a due diligence report should cover and what questions need to be answered with mergers and acquisitions.  A due diligence report is sent as an internal memo to members of the executive team who are evaluating the transaction and is a requirement for closing the...

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