Shorten the learning curve. Learn the skills and gain the hands-on experience needed to become a professional analyst.
Our Amazon Stock Analysis Training Course explores common valuation techniques used by Wall Street professionals to value companies. The course has been designed with “on the job” experience. The primary focus of the course is to teach students the practical applications of theoretical methodologies. In our case study, we will value the target company and determine whether it is overvalued or undervalued by the market.
This course was carefully designed to teach students all the technical skills needed for a career in finance as a financial analyst. These skills are applied by finance professionals each day on the job. Our curriculum and content are grounded with best industry practices giving you a full immersion into the world of a professional analyst. By the end of the course, you will have a strong understanding of the process of stock analysis, company valuation and structuring an investment case. You will master the skills applied by professionals on Wall Street each day.
Build the fundamental skills for careers in:
· Investment banking
· Asset management
· Private equity
· Corporate development
· Equity research
Featured Company: Amazon, Inc. Case Overview:
This Amazon investment case study teaches in real time how a market professional applies modeling, valuation and technical analysis techniques to value a business. Students learn how to solve difficulties that may present itself when valuating public companies. Amazon stock is up ~24% as of June 30, 2020 due to an increase in online sales from stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19. Is Amazon stock fairly priced or is the market misprinting expectations? Should we buy or sell the stock? These are some of the questions we answer in this case.
· Valuation methodologies and concepts
· Building comparable company analysis
· Choosing the appropriate set of comps
· Key benefits & challenges
· Source of public information
· Calculating Equity & Enterprise value
· Treasury stock method & calculating Last Twelve Months (LTM)
· Adjustments: non‐recurring items
· Appropriate relevant trading / leverage multiples
· Arriving to an implied valuation range
· Spreading public comps
· Precedent transaction / acquisition comparable
· Analyzing multiples and control premium
· Discounted Cash Flow methodology overview
· Calculating WACC
· Estimating terminal value (exit multiple vs. perpetuity growth rate)
· Mid‐year and year discounting method
· Determining valuation range on DCF analysis
· Sensitivity analysis
Important: How to take this course: This course is part 4 of 4 video courses in our Analyst program series designed to teach you the soft and technical skills professionals apply on-the-job each day. With each of the first 3 courses, students learn principles, concepts and the practical application in the real world. You’ll compound your knowledge every step of the way in preparing for the 4th course, our full investment case analysis. Take this course serious, make a commitment to yourself to complete all 4 courses. By the end of all 4 courses, you’ll be proud of your effort and you’ll be ready to preform like a professional first day on the job or internship.