Build a DCF Model from Scratch

Learn to build a DCF Model.
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Build a Discounted Cash Flow Model
Understand the Financial Concepts Behind a DCF Model

Requirements

  • Familiarity with Excel
  • A Simple Model: Introduction to Financial Modeling

Description

This course will walk you through two Discounted Cash Flow ("DCF") models to properly introduce all relevant concepts. The first DCF model will use everyday context to make the process easy to understand. The video runs less than 10 minutes long, and uses a simple example to introduce the purpose of DCF analysis.

Once the "Basic Discounted Cash Flow Model" has been introduced, the material will explain two concepts separately: Net Present Value ("NPV") and Weighted Average Cost of Capital ("WACC").

The last video walks through a more thorough discounted cash flow ("DCF") model. In this video we will use an integrated financial statement model to perform a DCF analysis of a company.

All videos are recorded in HD. Please click on the HD button at the bottom of the screen when watching the material.

Each lecture has an Excel template or PDF notes available for download.

Who this course is for:

  • Students Interested in Investment Banking, Hedge Funds or Private Equity
  • Entrepreneurs Looking to Increase Understanding of Finance
  • Curious Humans

Course content

1 section5 lectures30m total length
  • Introduction
    01:25
  • A Basic Discounted Cash Flow Model
    09:38
  • Net Present Value
    03:43
  • Weighted Average Cost of Capital
    04:11
  • Discounted Cash Flow Model
    11:40

Instructor

VP in Private Equity
Peter Lynch
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  • 118,143 Students
  • 2 Courses

Peter is an investor and the founder of ASimpleModel. He was previously a founding member of the investment team for Hilltop Opportunity Partners, a merchant banking business launched by Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH). Prior to that he spent 8 years focused on control-only equity investments. Peter also worked for Rabobank International’s M&A team in NYC and for JPMorgan in Buenos Aires and Santiago. To prepare for the professional world he attended the University of Pennsylvania.