Financial Analysis , Modelling & Forcasting

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E023 May 19, 2024 - May 21, 2024 Kualalumber $ 3000

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E023 August 4, 2024 - August 8, 2024 Dubai – UAE $ 5000

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E023 November 10, 2024 - November 12, 2024 London $ 3000

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E023 February 2, 2025 - February 6, 2025 Online $ 1500

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  • On completion of this course , delegates will be able to:
  • Identify the key steps in developing a financial model .
  • Analise a company’s annual report identifying key performance indicators in order to understand what the numbers are really saying and make projections of future performance
  • Understand the theory of interest and the time value of money and their applications
  • Develop an Economic Value-Added model to see the organization from the shareholders’ perspective
  • Project the benefit of Capital Investment
  • Evaluate their firm’s financial performance
  • Understand and use analytical tools and techniques in practical case-study situations.
  • Use analytical techniques to project future performance.
  • Make critical judgements of accounting systems when evaluating company performance
  • Appreciate the importance of new investments in maintaining growth and competitiveness.
  • Improve their management skills and increase their value to the organization.

The Delegates

  • All financial professionals
  • Financial management
  • Department heads
  • Internal auditors
  • Project professionals
  • Sales and marketing professionals
  • R&D professionals
  • Anyone who needs to understand the short and long-term financial impact of key decisions .

The Contents

  • Introduction and overview of Financial Modelling and the International Business Environment :
  • Define the Terms Model and Financial Model
  • Learn the 10 steps to create good Financial Models
  • Use Flowcharting Techniques to improve your model
  • Overview of the strategic and operational aspects of a global business entity
  • The Organizational Planning Model
  • The Product/Decision/Information Cycle
  • The Objectives of Financial Analysis
  • Creating wealth by adding value
  • Basic metrics of wealth creation and financial performance
  • Analysing the Annual Report and Creating Shareholder Value :
  • Ratio Analysis – The heart of Financial Analysis
  • Use Excel® templates to calculate and interpret liquidity, leverage and profitability ratios
  • Interpret the results of ratio analysis from an accrual accounting perspective
  • The inter-relationship between the DuPont Formula and EVA®
  • How to use the Altman Z-Score
  • Use various investment surveys to benchmark the results of financial analysis
  • What constitutes “Shareholder Value?”
  • Finding the cost of equity
  • Determine the Cost of Debt, Preferred Equity and Common Equity
  • Calculate Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
  • Develop the EVA Model
  • The Time Value of Money and the Steps in Building Financial Models :
  • The impact time has on the value of money
  • Understand the various interest calculations
  • Using WACC and ROIC as benchmarks
  • Determine Present Value, Future Value, Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, Modified Internal Rate of Return
  • Using IRR as a basis for capital project evaluation
  • Situations that require models
  • Models and Shareholder Value (EVA®)
  • Identification of Forecast Validation Criterion
  • Determination of Model and Forecast Horizons
  • The recognition of risk in forecasts
  • The Role of Assumptions in Financial Forecasting
  • Evaluating Capital Project Proposals and Effective Management of Historical Data :
  • Identify the various types of capital projects
  • Discuss the capital project evaluation process
  • Determining the initial and subsequent capital project cash flows
  • Development of the “Hurdle Rate” for capital projects
  • Discuss the use of “Terminal Value” in evaluating capital projects
  • Use Excel® to evaluate capital projects by applying NPV, IRR, and Discounted Payback models
  • Understanding the Approaches Used to Build Financial Forecasting Models
  • Recognizing the Basic Patterns Inherent in Historical Data
  • Using the Exploratory Data Analysis Tools Available in Excel®
  • Key Factors in Determining the Proper Time Horizon to Choose for Your Model
  • Determining Degrees of Reliability in Model Projections
  • Selecting the Degree of Robustness and Sensitivity of the Model
  • Understanding and Applying Selected Modelling Techniques
  • Use of Time Series Analysis and Evaluating Investment Portfolio’s
  • Development of Time Series Models using histograms, moving averages, exponential smoothing, and regression analysis
  • Mastering the use of Exponential Smoothing as a Data Analysis tool
  • Validation of Time Series Analysis
  • Appreciate the Meaning and Importance of Sensitivity Analysis
  • Developing “What-if” Scenarios in Your Financial or Operational Models
  • Using the Excel tools “Scenario and Goal Seek”
  • Principles of risk measurement in individual shares
  • Graphing expected return and risk using variance analysis
  • Modern portfolio theory using the capital asset pricing model
  • Managing a balanced portfolio
  • Determine the beta of listed share on a securities market

Course summary.

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