Understanding the basics of financial statements for beginners – Part 1

You need not be a finance whiz kid to understand and play with financial concepts. Let me prove that to you by making you understand a Financial Statement of a company. Suppose you have a company which manufactures chocolates, which…
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Skills required to be an M&A analyst

Reliance Communications sells its assets to Reliance Jio Infocomm…. Flipkart buys a stake in eBay India…. Vodafone to acquire Idea Don't we all get really excited about hearing this news?  Most of us start following…

Excel financial modeling or Financial Modeling software? What does the future hold?

Rohit was on his way back from work when he bumped into his former classmate -Sushant at a metro station. Both were delighted to see each other after a long time and decided to spend the evening chatting over a cup of coffee. Rohit was a sector…

Discount rates: Demystifying the basics

A business valued at a future price means nothing to an investor. A business needs to be valued at the present value to make it relevant. So how does one arrive at the present value? The future cash flows of the business are discounted at…

12 ways to make a financial model visually appealing

Most of us think a financial model is a dry subject of spreadsheet lacking aesthetic element. However, that is not true. To make it more understandable to the users, a financial model has to be visually appealing too. Reliability, Consistency…

Financial modeling for start-ups Part II: Understanding the revenue model

In our previous post we saw how Aparna, an entrepreneur keen on starting her online garment store, starts to understand the metrics of an e-commerce business. Aparna is all excited to learn about new things and now wants to learn about…
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How Financial Modeling can help in Credit Analysis?

Let us face it, most businesses cannot survive without leverage today. In a quest for survival and expansion, companies need to resort to debt as equity alone cannot suffice the requirements. Whether it is financing a new project, meeting…

Understanding the revenue model of a Multiplex

1st December, 2017 was indeed a disappointing day for movie goers as the much awaited movie Padmavati failed to hit the screens. Amid all the hullabaloo surrounding Padmavati, one section that suffered the most are multiplexes. When the…

Complete guide to financial modelling for Start ups - Part I

“How would I take this forward? I know nothing about start-ups”, wondered Aparna as she sipped through the 8th cup of coffee on another sleepless night. Aparna had quit her job as an apparel designer with one of the leading fashion houses…

Financial Modeling Student bags Analyst job @ Rs. 9.5L

Piyush K. an IMS Proschool student shares how he made it to a leading credit rating agency. In a one-on-one conversation, Piyush Kherdikar shares why he chose Financial Modeling and what he did to make it to one of the sought after jobs in…