Equity Valuation: Science, Art or Craft?

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Prof. Focardi will present his latest work: "Equity Valuation: Science, Art, or Craft?" by Frank J. Fabozzi, CFA - Sergio M. Focardi - Caroline Jonas.
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The price at which a stock is traded in the market reflects the ability of the firm to generate cash flow and the risks associated with generating the expected future cash flows. The authors point to the limits of widely used valuation techniques. The most important of these limits is the inability to forecast cash flows and to determine the appropriate discount rate. Another important limit is the inability to determine absolute value. Widely used valuation techniques such as market multiples - the price-to-earnings ratio, firm value multiples or a use of multiple ratios, for example - capture only relative value, that is, the value of a firm's stocks related to the value of comparable firms (assuming that comparable firms can be identified).

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Location: Milan, Arca SGR - Via Disciplini, 3 - 20123 Milano

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