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Target (TGT) vs. Wal-Mart (WMT) 2011

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In 2011, The Model Mill company created this post showing that there was no comparison between Target and Wal-Mart, with Wal-Mart dominating Target in...

Gordon Dividend Discount Model (DDM) versus FCFE Valuation Models

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Two popular models for valuing equity are the DDM and FCFE models.  The DDM is sometimes referred to the Gordon constant growth model, because...

Valuation Multiples

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To estimate a company’s stand-alone value, multiples can be used.  To apply multiples, first a peer group of companies is required, and these should...

The Problem With Using Beta (β) As A Proxy For Risk

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The following is a brief list of definitions for beta from various textbooks and research papers.  Though brief, this is a representative sampling of...

A Clearer Understanding of Beta

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In the spreadsheet below, beta is calculated for Apple (AAPL) using the S&P500 as the market return, and basing beta on 5 years of...