Dividend Discount Model in Financial Analysis

Introduction to the Dividend Discount Model The Dividend Discount Model (DDM) is used to estimate the price of a company’s stocks. The model is based on the theory that the present value of the stock is equal to the present value of all future dividend payments when discounted back to the present. If the present […]

Economic Value Added (EVA) Case Study: Nestlé S.A.

If you haven’t read the article on the Economic Value Added (EVA) metric, please, take a look here, before you read on. Introduction In today’s post, we are doing a short case study, trying to calculate the Economic Value Added (EVA) for Nestlé for FY 2018, using actual data available in the public domain. Nestlé […]

Breaking down the Economic Value Added (EVA) Calculation

Introduction to the Economic Value Added (EVA) The EVA (Economic Value Added) is an indicator of profitability and a measure of financial performance, based on residual wealth. It is the excess profit above the cost of capital, generated by the business, adjusted for taxes, and presented on a cash basis. The consulting firm Stern Value […]

DuPont Model for Business Analysis

It was 1912, and Donaldson Brown was working as an explosives salesman for the DuPont Corporation. About that time, the company treasurer John Raskob brought him into the financial activities of the company and encouraged him to use statistics to evaluate the business performance of the various activities under the DuPont corporation. Pierre du Pont, […]

Introduction to Financial Analysis

In today’s article, we will look at what Financial Analysis stands for, how to perform it and, most importantly, why it is essential for businesses. What is Financial Analysis? If you google the definition, what you get is something along the lines of Financial analysis is the assessment of the profitability, stability, and viability of […]