Ask the following 8 questions:
1-Explain, in detail, once you’ve estimated the entity’s free cash flows, how you arrive at the discount rate?
HINT: It’s not what you learned in grad school or the CFA exam.
2-Explain, again in detail, all of the adjustments you make to the published financial statements, to arrive at an estimate of free cash flow?
HINT: Lots of adjustments are required.
3-How do you define return on invested capital?
HINT: We’re looking for cash on cash.
4-How do you define economic profit and when should it be use?
HINT, Because many companies are not capital intensive
5-Explain how companies account for (s) derivatives and (b) pensions and other post-employment benefits
6-How should value be derived?
HINT: It’s not through relative value, such as a firm’s PE against its peers or some index
7-How do you account for a firms over-spending or under spending?
8-Have you read “Security Valuation and Risk Analysis?
HINT: If not, call CT Capital LLC