Financial Modeling

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1. Explain ‘Free cash flow’. Comment on its significance in business valuation. 2. Illustrate the ‘VLookup’ function. Explain its importance.

3. Explain ‘Pivot tables’ in excel & state their value in multi-dimensional analysis. 4. Explain ‘Options’ trading. State their significance in modern day trading. 5. Comment on the business models of private equity funds.

6. Comment on valuation of ‘distressed companies’.

7. Illustrate with an example any three capital structure ratios.

8. Illustrate with an example any three profitability ratios.

9. State and explain ‘time value of money’.

10. Explain with an example, the ‘if-then’ analysis & features in excel enabling it. 11. Explain
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The usage of a pivot table is extremely broad and depends on the situation. The first question to ask is, "What am I looking for?" In the example here, let us ask, "How many Units did we sell in each Region fo
How a pivot table works
Using the example above, software will find all distinct records for Region. In this case, they are: North, South, East, West. Furthermore, it will find all distinct records for Ship Date. Based on the aggregation type, sum, it will summarize the fact and display them in a multidimensional chart. In the example above, the first datum is 66. This number was obtained by finding all records where both Region was East and n finance, private equity is an asset class consisting of equity securities in operating companies that are not publicly traded on a stock exchange.[1]
A private equity investment will generally be made by a private equity firm, a venture capital firm or an angel investor. Each of these categories of investor has its own set of goals, preferences and investment strategies; however, all provide working capital to a target company to nurture expansion, new product development, or restructuring of the company’s operations, management, or ownership.

Inserting Functions
Excel comes with a wide array of functions that can easily be inserted into a spreadsheet. In
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