CP042: Financial Analysis & Modeling concepts – 101

In the 42nd session of Chandoo.org podcast, Let’s talk about money. We are going to learn about various concepts that are vital for doing financial analysis and building models.

Introduction to financial analysis & modeling concepts - CP042 - Chandoo.org podcast

What is in this session?

In this podcast,

  • Quick announcement about Awesome August
  • 5 key finance concepts
    • Time value of money
    • Compound interest
    • Risk free rate of return
    • Net Present Value – NPV
    • Internal Rate of Return – IRR
  • Case study – Uber vs. Your car
  • Conclusions

Listen to this session

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Resources to learn about financial analysis & modeling

Uber vs. Your car – Analysis model

Please click here to download the Uber vs. Your car analysis workbook.

Finance concepts:

Case studies:

Advanced concepts:

Recommended courses:

Transcript of this session:

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According to you, What are key concepts for financial analysis?

I shared my opinion and explained 5 concepts in the podcast. Now its your turn.

Tell me what are the key concepts to master if someone needs to learn about financial analysis & modeling? Please share your thoughts and inputs in the comments section.


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One Response to “CP042: Financial Analysis & Modeling concepts – 101”

  1. Doug Gabbard says:

    I encourage my clients to focus on NPV rather than IRR. After all, IRR is simply the discount rate that makes NPV equal to zero. If I tell you that a certain investment will provide an IRR of six percent, you will probably ask me if that is a good return. My answer will be that it's a good investment if your cost of capital (expected return on an investment of equal risk) is less than six percent. Of course, if you knew your cost of capital, you would simply use that as your discount rate in an NPV analysis.

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