Applied Equity Analysis: Stock Valuation Techniques for Wall Street Professionals / Edition 1

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Applied Equity Analysis treats stock valuation as a practical, hands-on tool rather than a vague, theoretical exercise—and covers the entire valuation process from financial statement analysis through the final investment recommendation. Its integrated approach to valuation builds viable connections between a firm’s competitive situation and the ultimate behavior of its common stock. Techniques explained include EVA, newer hybrid valuation techniques, and relative multiple analysis.
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James English is currently an adjunct assistant professor of finance at Columbia University School of Business. He spent twenty years with JP Morgan serving in many positions, including managing director of JP Morgan Capital, the firm's venture capital unit. In his over quarter-century career in finance, English practiced and become proficient in virtually every one of the field's subspecialties: commercial banking and credit analysis, corporate treasury and foreign exchange, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital, and sell-side equity analysis.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Getting Started
Ch. 1 A Day in the Life 3
Ch. 2 Fundamentals of Equity Valuation 21
Ch. 3 Strategy and Competition I: The Firm's External Environment 55
Ch. 4 Strategy and Competition II: The Firm's Internal Competitive Resources 83
Ch. 5 Fundamentals of Stock Behavior 101
Pt. 2 The Basic Tools
Ch. 6 Reading a Financial Statement: The Accuracy, Sustainability, and Predictability of Financial Information 127
Appendix 6-1 Gateway Financial Statements 146
Ch. 7 Reading a Financial Statement: the Composition of Returns 149
Appendix 7-1 Comparative Financial Analysis: Personal Computer Industry 169
Ch. 8 Reading a Financial Statement: Early-Stage Companies and Investment Capacity 171
Ch. 9 Reading a Financial Statement: Later-Stage Companies and the Transition to Maturity 185
Ch. 10 Economic Value Added: An Alternative to Traditional Analysis Techniques 199
Appendix 10-1 Gateway's Cost of Capital 227
Pt. 3 Financial Models
Ch. 11 Financial Modeling: Base Case Assumptions and Model Design 231
Appendix 11-1 Dell Computer Corporation Consolidated Statement of Income 251
Ch. 12 Financial Modeling: The Income Statement and Balance Sheet 259
Ch. 13 Financial Modeling: The Statement of Cash Flows 273
Pt. 4 Equity Valuation
Ch. 14 Valuation: Foundations and Fundamentals 289
Ch. 15 Combat Finance: Relative Methods and Companion Variable Models 305
Ch. 16 Hybrid Valuation Techniques 333
Ch. 17 The Quirky Price/Earnings Ratio 349
Ch. 18 Valuation of Speculative Stocks 361
Ch. 19 Equity Analysis and Business Combinations 375
Pt. 5 Getting It Down on Paper
Ch. 20 Financial Writing: Don't Bury the Lead 393
Bibliography 409
Index 415
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