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Valuing Companies by Cash Flow Discounting: Fundamental Relationships and Unnecessary Complications


Pablo Fernandez


University of Navarra - IESE Business School

November 11, 2013


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Company valuation using discounted cash flows is based on the valuation of the Government bonds: it consists of applying the procedure used to value the Government bonds to the debt and shares of a company. This is easy to understand (sections 1, 2 and 3).

But company valuation is complicated by ‘additions’ (formulae, concepts, theories…) to complicate its understanding (see sections 4 to 15) and to provide a more “scientific”, “serious”, “intriguing”, “impenetrable”, … appearance. Among the most commonly used ‘additions’ are: WACC, beta (B), market risk premium, beta levered and beta unlevered.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: Valuation, discounted cash flow, equity premium, required equity premium, WACC, expected equity premium, beta, VTS

JEL Classification: G12, G31, M21

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Date posted: July 27, 2012 ; Last revised: November 26, 2013

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Fernandez, Pablo, Valuing Companies by Cash Flow Discounting: Fundamental Relationships and Unnecessary Complications (November 11, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2117765 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2117765

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