Date: 7/1/2020
Event start time: 12:00 PM
Event end time: 4:00 PM
Category: Seminar
Price: Members - $395; Non-Members $445

Understanding Company Valuation (4 Hour Live Virtual Workshop)

Wednesday, July 1, 12 pm - 4 pm ET 

Developing Skills Level
Prerequisites: Corporate Finance Essentials and Financial Information Essentials (or equivalent knowledge) recommended

This course focuses on the valuation of listed companies, covering discounted cash flow valuation and valuation using multiples. We cover the inputs analysts need for their models and the importance of guidance. We use a real company example to show you how the key variables affect valuation and to consider what needs to be communicated in order to achieve a fair value.


  • Appreciate how companies are valued
  • Be able to identify key valuation drivers
  • Learn how to communicate for value


The Big Picture

  • Key valuation concepts – reminder
  • The investment appraisal process

Valuation Using Discounted Cash Flows

  • Overview of DCF valuation
  • Key inputs to analysts’ models
  • The importance of guidance
  • Real company example

Understanding P/E Ratios & Other Multiples

  • P/E ratios
  • EV ratios and other multiples
  • Understanding price targets and recommendations
  • Real company example

Summary & Conclusion

  • Using communications to influence valuation


  • Access to a virtual classroom with a series of online courses to help you consolidate your learning after the workshop
  • Color-coded course materials
  • A copy of The FinanceTalking Financial Glossary (pdf)
  • Email or phone your tutor if you have questions or you’d like to discuss further any concepts covered on the course


  • Small group, interactive workshops delivered using Zoom
  • Access the event on your laptop or tablet (or even your phone)
  • Discussions and case studies via breakout groups
  • Quizzes and polls

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Miranda Lane

Miranda Lane

Managing Director, FinanceTalking, Ltd.

Miranda has 16 years’ experience of teaching finance to people who do not have a financial background.  This and her broad City experience in investment banking and financial communications enable her to explain complex subjects in simple ways.
  • Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 with Touche Ross in London
  • Worked for investment bank, Morgan Grenfell, analysing companies
  • Financial PR and Investor Relations in two leading consultancies
  • Gained invaluable experience freelancing for a City training company, teaching analysis of financial statements and equity analysis
  • Over the last 16 years, Miranda has taught people from well over 50% of the FTSE100 companies, and most of the leading financial PR consultancies in the UK as well as companies from continental Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Ukraine.
Miranda founded FinanceTalking to provide the best financial training to the corporate communications world.  She designs and teaches highly relevant, practical courses for FinanceTalking and for companies' in-house training programmes.