In finance, the discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis is a method of valuing a project, company or asset using the concepts of time value of money (Wikipedia, 2004). Three inputs are required to use the DCF, also called dividend-yield-plus-growth-rate approach, include: the current stock price, the current dividend, and the marginal investor’s expected dividend growth rate. The stock price and the dividend are east to obtain, but the expected growth rate is difficult to estimate (Ehrhardt & Brigham, 2011). The advantages and disadvantages of using DCF approach will be explained along with the further clarification on the cost of capital using DCF approach.

The cost of capital is a term used in the field of financial investment to refer to the cost of a company’s funds, both debt and equity, or from an investors’ point of view, the shareholders required return on a portfolio of a company’s existing securities. It is used to evaluate new projects of a company as it is the minimum return that investors expect for providing capital to the company, thus setting a benchmark that a new project has to meet (Wikipedia, 2004). In other words, it is the expected return that is required on investments to compensate for the required risk. It represents the discount rate that should be used for capital budgeting calculations. The cost of capital is generally calculated on a weighted average, also called Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC). To value of any asset or business is a reflection of the present value of the benefits and liabilities of that asset or business. To use the DCF approach, add the firm’s expected dividend growth rate to its expected dividend yield. See the formula below: Rs=D1/P0 + Expected g

The discounted cash flow approach represents the net present value of project cash flows available to all providers of capital, net of the cash needed to be invested for generating the projected growth. The concept of DCF valuation is based on the...

...Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) Versus the DiscountedCashFlows Method
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Capital asset pricing model or CAPM is a financial model that measures the risk premium inherent in equity investments like common stocks while DiscountedCashFlow or DCF compares the cost of an investment with the present value of future cash...

...discountedcashflow (DCF
In finance, discountedcashflow (DCF) analysis is a method of valuing a project, company, or asset using the concepts of the time value of money. All future cashflows are estimated and discounted to give their present values (PVs) — the sum of all future cashflows, both incoming and outgoing, is the...

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George Reeby proposes to sell 90,000 shares, or about 22%, of his company. How much are those shares worth? We have to value the company using George's forecasts.
The forecasts presented in Tables 4.10 and 4.11 do not show free cashflow and financing requirements. These are calculated in Table 1. Note that free cashflow for 2005 is -$2.3 million. But dividends are $2.0, so the company will need 2.3...

... Explain.
Our basic principle of stock valuation is that the value of a share of stock is simply equal to the present value of all of the expected dividends on the stock. According to the dividend growth model, an asset that has no expected cashflows has a value of zero, so if investors are willing to purchase shares of stock in firms that pay no dividends, they evidently expect that the firms will begin paying dividends at some point in the future.
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An important consideration when using the DCF approach to valuation is its validity and usefulness in valuing companies and their stock prices. Various studies have established that a strong correlation between estimated future cashflows and the value of a firm exists (Copeland et al, 1994 ; Brealey and Myers , 2000; Jones, 1998 ).
In their study of 51 highly leveraged transactions (HLTs) , Kaplan and Ruback (1995) found that...

...What is cost of capital?
The cost of capital is the cost of obtaining funds, through debt or equity, in order to finance an investment. It is used to evaluate new projects of a company, as it is the minimum return that investors expect for providing capital to the company, thus setting a benchmark that a new project has to meet.
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The concept of cost of capital is a...

...and in practice Unlevered vs. levered DCF SECTION 2: MODELING THE DCF Modeling unlevered free cashflows Discounting to reflect stub year and mid-year adjustment Terminal value using growth in perpetuity approach Terminal value using exit multiple approach Calculating net debt Shares outstanding using the treasury stock method Modeling the weighted average cost of...

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First of all I would like to say the I wanted to calculate the cost of debt and cost of equity but the information given in the statements are missing the items needed to calculate the cost of debt and the cost of equity but I would like to analyze the information related to this part
The market capitalization already increased in year 2010to 7,016 million from the previous year which was 3,805 million...

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