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Hands-On Financial Modeling with Microsoft Excel 2019

By : Shmuel Oluwa
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Hands-On Financial Modeling with Microsoft Excel 2019

By: Shmuel Oluwa

Overview of this book

Financial modeling is a core skill required by anyone who wants to build a career in finance. Hands-On Financial Modeling with Microsoft Excel 2019 explores terminologies of financial modeling with the help of Excel. This book will provides you with an overview of the steps you should follow to build an integrated financial model. You will explore the design principles, functions, and techniques of building models in a practical manner. Starting with the key concepts of Excel, such as formulas and functions, you will learn about referencing frameworks and other advanced components for building financial models. Later chapters will help you understand your financial projects, build assumptions, and analyze historical data to develop data-driven models and functional growth drivers. The book takes an intuitive approach to model testing and covers best practices and practical use cases. By the end of this book, you will have examined the data from various use cases, and have the skills you need to build financial models to extract the information required to make informed business decisions.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Section 1: Financial Modeling - Overview
Section 2: The Use of Excel - Features and Functions for Financial Modeling
Section 3: Building an Integrated Financial Model


Whatever the reason for establishing and running a company, you will, at some stage, want to know the value of the business. This could be because of one of the following reasons:

  • To identify weaknesses
  • To determine whether the business is growing, stagnant, or deteriorating
  • To apply for a loan
  • To attract investors
  • To establish a reference point as a platform for driving future growth
  • In preparation for divesting from the company

There are several methods of valuation, but the three main methods will be discussed in this chapter.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Absolute valuation
  • Relative valuation
  • Interpreting the results