Valuations: Businesses, Securities, and Real Estate
This course covers valuations ranging from businesses, bonds, preferred stock and common stock to real estate. Business valuation is essentially a present value concept that involves estimating future cash flows of a business and discounting them at a required rate of return. The value of a bond is essentially the present value of all future interest and principal payments. Stock price may be expressed as a function of the expected future dividends and a rate of return required by investors. The Gordon’s valuation model reflects this process. Real estate valuation involved several rule-of-thumb valuation methods.