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The Top Line Versus the Bottom Line

In business, the sales force is considered the revenue center, while all other functional areas within the company are viewed as expense (i.e., cost centers).  This...

The Leverage of DSO, DPO, DOI, and the CCC

When optimizing a company’s cash conversion cycle (CCC), it is important to understand both the value and the cost in doing so. First the value: ...

Gordon Dividend Discount Model (DDM) versus FCFE Valuation Models

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

This video demonstrates how to use VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, INDEX, MATCH, SUMIFS, COUNTIFS and array formulas in Excel. The file used in this video can be...

Valuation Multiples

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...