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A Manager's Guide to Financial Analysis by Eliot H. Sherman

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6

Forecasting and Valuation

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

•  Identify the possible uses of a financial forecast.

•  Describe the processes of line-by-line estimating, regression analysis and projection, and linear estimating.

•  Identify the basic forecasting equation.

•  List the techniques for calculating a robust financial forecast.

•  Define the theory behind a valuation model.

•  Describe the process for projecting future income statements and discounting future cash flows.

Looking at Ratios, Forecasting, and Integrated Financial Outcomes

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