Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Economics)
Semester courses Sommersemester 2022
Notes for the module
Time of examination
during the semester
Skills to be acquired in this module
By the end of the course students should have answers to the following questions: • How are fundamental values (or “intrinsic values”) estimated? • How are business strategies analyzed in order to understand the value they create? • What business activities determine value? • How is “value created for shareholders” identified? • How does one pull apart the financial statements to get at the relevant information for valuing equities? • What is the relevance of cash-flows? Of dividends? Of earnings? Of book values? • How does ratio analysis help in valuation? • How does profitability tie into valuation? • What is growth? How does one analyze growth? How does one value a growth firm? • How does one analyze the quality of financial reports? • How does one deal with the accounting methods used in financial statements? • How is financial analysis developed for strategy and planning? • What determines a firm's P/E ratio? How does one calculate what the P/E should be? • What determines a firm's market-to-book (P/B) ratio? How does one calculate what the P/B should be? • How does one evaluate risk? For equity? For debt? • How does one evaluate an equity research report? • How does one trade on fundamental information?