Prof. Aswath Damodaran
Professor at NYU Stern School of Business
Professor at NYU Stern School of Business
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Prof. Aswath Damodaran
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BioProfessor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University, I teach the corporate finance and valuation courses in the MBA program as well as occasional short-term classes around the world on both topics. My research interests lie in valuation, portfolio management and applied corporate finance. My papers have been published in many famous financial journals.Models & methodologies on this site have been shared and published with my authorization and come from my site below.
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Three Statement Financial Models
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Two-Stage Free Cash Flow for the Firm (FCFF) Discount Model
Value a firm with two stages of growth on the basis of free cashflows to firm970DiscussfreeCapitalizing R&D - Webcast
Learn how to capitalize R&D instead of having it as an operating expense.105DiscussfreeValuing Equity as an Option
An option pricing program to value the equity in a firm166DiscussfreeThe Good, Bad and Ugly Side of Cash Burn
Detailed overview of cash burn, what it is, why it happens and why it matters.57DiscussfreeThree-Stage Dividend Discount Model
Value the equity in a firm with three stages of growth1,695DiscussfreeEconomic Value Added (EVA) vs Cost of Capital Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Valuation Excel Model
Excel Tool for reconciling EVA (Economic Value Added) and DCF (Discounted Cash Flow) valuation models1,3861freeOptimum Capital Structure (Cost of capital approach)
An excel model to estimate the ideal capital structure for a corporation.431DiscussfreeThree-Stage Free Cash Flow for the Firm (FCFF) Discount Model
Value the equity in a firm with three stages of growth773DiscussfreeFCFE (Free Cash Flow to Equity) Valuation Model
A complete FCFE valuation model that allows you to capital R&D and deal with options in the context of a valuation model1,074DiscussfreeWarrants and Management Options - Excel Valuation Model
Warrants and Management Options Excel Model for valuing options that result in dilution of the underlying stock.469DiscussfreeDealing with Employee Options
Learn how to value employee options and inserting this share in the value of your equity per share.354DiscussfreeAdjusted Present Value for Optimizing Debt
Estimate an "optimal" Capital Structure for a company using the Adjusted Present Value Approach.239DiscussfreeSynthetic Rating & Cost of Debt
Allows you to estimate a rating and a cost of debt for your company from the firm's interest coverage ratio662DiscussfreeFCFF (Free Cash Flow for the Firm) Excel Model with exposure to country risk
An Excel FCFF Model allowing the user to enter a measure of company exposure to country risk when making a valuation518DiscussfreeImplied Risk Premium in a Market
An Excel Model to calculate the implied risk premium in a market660DiscussfreeMerger & LBO Model Valuation Excel
This LBO model in excel analyzes the value of equity and the firm in a leveraged buyout operation.6,379DiscussfreeIPO Valuation Excel Model - Spotify
A comprehensive overview of Spotify's financial performance and analysis of its IPO1,098DiscussfreeCapital Budgeting Analysis Excel Model
This Excel Model allows you to do a basic capital budgeting analysis for a project, and compute NPV, IRR and ROI6,743DiscussfreeBetas and Leverage
Obtain a table of betas at different debt ratios1,077DiscussfreeTwo-Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity (FCFE) Discount Model
Value the equity in a firm with two stages of growth1,244DiscussfreeImplied Return on Capital (ROC) & Return on Equity (ROE) Terminal Value
Compute the ROC or ROE implied in your terminal value calculation912DiscussfreeMerger Synergy Valuation Excel Model
This Excel Model estimates the value of synergy in a merger.1,529DiscussfreeGeneralized Free Cash Flow for the Firm (FCFF) Excel Model
Compute the FCFF (Free Cash Flow for the Firm) Model for a Firm with this excel spreadsheet model.638DiscussfreeDiscounted Cash Flow (DCF) Excel Model
This DCF Excel Model provides a rough guide to which discounted cash flow model may be best suited to your firm.1,1661freeAccounting Returns ROE (Return on Equity) & ROIC (Return on Invested Capital)
Compute ROE (Return on Equity) & ROIC (Return on Invested Capital) for a firm.420DiscussfreeFree Cash Flow for the Firm (FCFF) Stable Growth Excel Model
An Excel FCFF Excel Model to Value a stable firm on the basis of free cashflows to firm.660DiscussfreeThree-Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity (FCFE) Discount Model
Value the equity in a firm with three stages of growth819DiscussfreeConverting Operating Lease Expenses
Convert operating lease expenses into financing expenses and restates operating income and debt outstanding333DiscussfreeEstimating the Value of Financial Flexibility
Calculate the value of financial flexibility187DiscussfreeValuation: Free Cash Flow to Firm (FCFF) vs Free Cash flow to Equity (FCFE) Excel Model
Excel Valuation model that reconciles FCFF (Free Cash Flow to the Firm) and FCFE (Free Cash Flow to Equity)4,852DiscussfreeFree Cash Flow for the Firm (FCFF) Valuation Excel Model
An Excel Model to value firms with operating income that is either positive or can be normalized to be positive.1,277DiscussfreeValue of Equity in a Bank
Estimate the value of equity in a bank519DiscussfreeEstimating a beta (Corporate Finance)
Compute and estimate a beta for a firm's stock/market index667DiscussfreeCash Flow Return on Investment (CFROI) for a Firm Excel Model
This Excel model calculates CFROI (Cash Flow Return on Investment).5,789DiscussfreeValue of Control in a Firm - Excel Model
This Excel model analyzes the value of control in a firm.1,215DiscussfreeMeasuring Accounting Returns
Learn how to measure accounting returns when wanting to estimate growth or value a specific company1,625DiscussfreeDividend Discount Model
A complete dividend discount model that can do stable growth, 2-stage or 3-stage valuation.1,535DiscussfreeTwo-Stage Dividend Discount Model
A dividend discount model for firms with two stages of growth806DiscussfreeDesign debt (by looking at sensitivity to macro variables)
Allows you to estimate the duration of a firm's assets and its sensitivity to other macro economic variables194DiscussfreeEstimating the value of the option to abandon a project or investment
Determine whether a project or investment should be abandoned140DiscussfreeEstimating Trailing 12-month Earnings number
Learn how to build a 12 month earnings quaterly report for your valuation.117DiscussfreeEstimating Compounded Revenue Growth Rate
This model can be used to estimate revenue rates for firms for up to 10 years112DiscussfreeValuation of an Income Generating Property - Excel Model
This Excel Valuation Model can be used to value property generating income.8873freeGordon Growth Excel Model
An Excel Valuation Model to value the equity in a stable firm paying dividends, with stable growth507DiscussfreeFree Cash Flow to Equity (FCFE) Stable Growth Model
Value the equity in a stable firm on the basis of free cashflows to equity379DiscussfreeValuation Model for Tough-to-Value Firms
This model can provide valuation for more difficult firms137DiscussfreeComparing Dividend Discount Model (DDM) and Free Cash Flow to Equity (FCFE) Excel Models: Two Stage Valuation
This Excel Valuation model compares the DDM and FCFE models for a Two Stage Valuation1,215DiscussfreeHigh Growth Firms Valuation Model
Value tough-to-value firms, with negative earnings, high growth in revenues and few comparables370DiscussfreeThree-Stage Free Cash Flow for the Firm (FCFF) Valuation Model
Value the equity in a firm with three stages of growth437DiscussfreeOperating Lease Converter Excel Model
An Excel Model allowing you to convert lease commitments to debt.369DiscussfreeReading a 10K - Financial Statements
Learn how to read the essential information from Financial Statements545DiscussfreeBlack-Scholes converted for Binomial Tree
Converts the standard deviation input in the Black-Scholes model to up and down movements in the binomial tree.355DiscussfreeOption Pricing Model to Value a Product Patent or Option
This program calculates the value ofa product patent or a project as an option186DiscussfreeEffect of a buyback on Earnings per Share (EPS) and Value
Assess how a buyback will affect EPS and Value131DiscussfreeCost of Capital for a Firm
Estimate the cost of capital for your firm147DiscussfreeSimple FCFF Model (Free Cash Flow for the Firm)
A complete FCFF model that allows for changing margins and has default assumptions built in216DiscussfreeConverting R&D Expenses
Convert R&D expenses from operating to capital expenses.151DiscussfreeValuation of Premiums
A model to value the premium you should pay for growth in either an intrinsic valuation or a relative valuation.117DiscussfreeDividend Adjusted Model to value Long Term Options
A dividend-adjusted model for valuing long term options.132DiscussfreeEffects of Restructuring on a Firm - Discounted Cash Flow
This modesl quantifies the effects of firm restructuring96DiscussfreeLikelihood that a Troubled Firm Will Fail
This model quantifies the probability of failure for troubled firms.74DiscussfreeDividend Adjusted Model to value Short Term Options
A dividend-adjusted model for valuing short-term options.113DiscussfreeValuation: Gross Debt vs Net Debt
This model reconciles Gross DEbt and Net Debt for Valuation208DiscussfreeCost and Market Value of Debt Model
Excel tool for calculating the cost and market value of debt.73DiscussfreeNet Capital Expenditures for a Firm
Estimate the net capital expenditures for a firm, when it reaches stable growth73DiscussfreeCapitalizing Leases - Webcast
Learn how to treat leases as a financial expense instead of an operating expense122DiscussfreeActual vs Potential Dividends
Compares the dividends paid to what a firm could have paid, by estimating the free cash flow to equity73DiscussfreeEstimating the Value of the Option to Expand an Investment Project
This program calculates the value of an expansion option in an investment analysis70DiscussfreeGeneralized Free Cash Flow to the Firm (FCFF) Model for Negative Earnings Firms
This model is designed to value a firm, with changing margins, revenue growth, and other parameters.88DiscussfreeEstimating the Discount for a Minority Stake in a Private Business
This model can be used to estimate the discounts for a minority stake in a private business73DiscussfreeAdjusting the Cost of Equity for a Private Firm
This model can be used to adjust equity costs for firms60DiscussfreeEstimating the Value of Delaying an Investment Project
Calculate the value of the option to delay78DiscussfreeEstimating the Illiquidity Discount
This model can be used to estimate illiquiduty discounts for firms67DiscussfreeNormalizing Earnings for a Troubled Firm
This model values firms with operating income that is either positive or can be normalized to be positive.49DiscussfreeHow To Estimate The Cost of Capital and Equity for a Privately Owned Business
An overview of how to estimate the cost of capital and equity for a privately owned business.39DiscussfreeValuing a Natural Resource Option
This model calclulates the value of natural resource option.82DiscussfreeInterest Rates and Stock Prices: Looking Under the Hood!
This video analyses the relationship between interest rates and stock prices43DiscussfreeHow To Estimate The Cost of Capital For a Firm, Division or Project
This video demonstrates how to estimate the cost of capital using Sri Lankan hotel company Aitkin Spence as an example.75DiscussfreeHow To Estimate an Optimal Debt Ratio - Special Cases
This video will show you how to compute the optimal debt ratio for a company.24DiscussfreeHow To Estimate The Equity Risk Premium For a Company
This video analyses and explains the process behind estimating Equity Risk Premiums for individual companies.33Discussfree