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"A Roadmap for Value Destruction" in Petrobras, by Aswath Damodaran

If you want to get a technical explanation of the value destruction that took place in the Brazil’s troubled oil giant, below I am recommending once again a spectacular article written by the famous Professor of Finance Aswath Damodaran. 6 more words

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Investment Valuation (Part I)

by Aswath Damodaran

Introduction to Valuation
Valuing a financial asset requires discounting the cash flows that it is expected to generate over time. Although a quantitative exercise in nature, such modeling involves subjective judgments on firm-specific and market-wide inputs. 4,523 more words

Equity Valuation

Earnings and Cash Flows

When we talk about estimating earnings and cash flows, we take a step back from the statistical methods and economic theory involved with discount rates and switch to our accounting hat. 555 more words