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## Introduction to Project Finance Modeling in Excel

Published on Feb 8, 2011 in Financial Modeling, Learn Excel

This is a guest post written by Paramdeep from Pristine. Chandoo.org runs Financial Modeling School program in partnership with Pristine Careers. Visit Financial Modeling School to learn more and sign-up for our newsletter.

Greetings!

It’s been long time since we interacted on Chandoo.org. Actually I was very busy teaching the 105 awesome students for financial modeling in Excel. We all worked together to create some easy and some complex financial models. I found the journey to be quite exciting and enriching (From the feedback that I got, my students too didn’t find it bad either 😉 )

During the interaction, I found that a lot of students were looking for financial modeling around the project financing as well. So we thought why not introduce financial modeling for project finance.

In this post I will speak about some of the key aspects of a project finance model and why it can be different from modeling a normal company.

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## Mutant Cell Modeling Problem [Homework]

Published on Dec 10, 2010 in Learn Excel

Today’s homework is inspired from an email I got from Simran, I have a mathematical problem, I do not know if it can be solved using excel. So, the question is what is the probability of selecting a mutant cell if the percentage of mutant in the whole population is 0.01 and each cell is […]

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## Putting it all together – Final Project Evaluation Model [Part 6 of 6]

Published on Sep 21, 2010 in Financial Modeling, Learn Excel

This is a guest post written by Paramdeep from Pristine. Chandoo.org is partnering with Pristine to bring an excel financial modeling online training program for you. This is Part 6 of 6 on Financial Modeling using Excel In this tutorial we are going to learn how to build assumptions & input sheets in our excel […]

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## Modeling & Building Cash-flow Projections for Project Valuation [Part 4,5 of 6]

Published on Sep 2, 2010 in Financial Modeling, Learn Excel

In the 4th and 5th part of our financial modeling series, we will learn how to model and build cashflow projections for project valuation.

We will understand the basics behind cash-flow modeling, what kind of non-cash expenses should be added back to get the free cash-flow. You can also get the blank and completed cash-flow projection worksheets to practice these techniques.

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## Introduction to Financial Modeling using Excel [Part 1 of 6]

Published on Jul 21, 2010 in Featured, Financial Modeling, Learn Excel

In this and next 5 posts, we are going to learn how to build a financial model to do project evaluation using Excel. The 6 parts of this tutorial are,

1. Introduction to Financial Modeling
2. Building a layout for Project Evaluation Model – Best practices
3. Building Inputs and Assumptions Sheet
4. Building Projections for Project Evaluation
5. Modeling the Cash Flow Statement and Projections
6. Putting it all together – Final Project Evaluation Model

### What is financial modeling?

Financial modeling is creating a complete program/ structure, which helps you in coming to a decision regarding investment in a project/ company. Now this could be on a simple piece of paper or in excel. The advantage with excel is that, even if you have calculation speed and accuracy like me (this is one place where I am like Einstien!), then also you would be able to come to the right conclusion!

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## Do You Want to Learn Excel Financial Modeling?

Published on Jul 6, 2010 in Financial Modeling, Learn Excel

Very Quickly, Chandoo.org is partnering with Pristine to start a free course on financial modeling using excel. If you are interested, take this short survey and tell us what topic you want to learn. Back Story One of the advantages of going to a premier MBA college is that you are bound to have good […]

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## Data Tables & Monte Carlo Simulations in Excel – A Comprehensive Guide

If anybody asks me what is the best function in excel I am drawn between Sumproduct and Data Tables, Both make handling large amounts of data a breeze, the only thing missing is the Spandex Pants and Red Cape!

How often have you thought of or been asked “I’d like to know what our profit would be for a number of values of an input variable” or “Can I have a graph of Profit vs Cost”

This post is going to detail the use of the Data Table function within Excel, which can help you answer that question and then so so much more.

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## Use Cell Styles to Make your Spreadsheet Models User-friendly [Quick Tip]

Published on Oct 1, 2009 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel

Spreadsheet modeling or scenario modeling is one of the common uses of Microsoft Excel. People, especially in financial sector use MS Excel to do a lot of modeling. While excel has such powerful features like goal seek and scenarios, it also has a very useful feature called “cell styles” that you can exploit to make […]

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