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Valuation Articles

Learn the most important valuation principles and concepts.

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.

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.

Due Diligence

What is Due Diligence? Due diligence is a process of verification, investigation, or audit of a potential deal or investment opportunity to confirm all relevant facts and financial information and to verify anything else that was brought up during an M&A deal or investment process. Due diligence is completed before a deal closes to provide the buyer...

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...

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,...

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