The growth-stage financial plan is suitable for all businesses that have past financials to analyse, and a more predictable growth than seed stage startups. The yearly projections are calculated through an integrated financial plan. The financial plan works with a set of assumptions on the side of the financial plan, meaning that the spreadsheet can be updated anytime without changing any of the formulas in the projections.
Example of a customer financial plan for a leisure development project.
The excel valuation here illustrates the basic steps to the calculation of value for a small early-stage growing business, including:
– the calculation of the discount rate (in this case an alternative approach to CSRP calculation is used)
– the Discounted Cash Flows (in this case the Net Equity Method is used instead of the WACC, which in the absence of debt results in the same value)
– the Market Approach, which in this case includes mostly exits
– The Valuation Summary
Depending on the circumstances and characteristics of the company and transaction, the Cost method can also be used, and different versions of the Income and Market Approach can apply.
Additionally some transaction-specific features, such as the calculation of synergies, sometimes are added. Additionally, the Valuation Engagement would include more advanced methods to calculate the discount rate and the terminal value, among other features.
The Calculation Engagement Report here is just a template with no text, as the analysis is very company-specific and includes in-depth analysis of the figures presented. The report is brief (around 20 pages): for a full explanation of all methods used and of valuation theory, the Valuation Engagement Report (40-50 pages) is recommended for acquisitions and similar transactions. The Calculation Engagement Report details how the valuation was carried out and what standards were used, the highlights of the investment, the main assumptions at the basis of the financial projections, the risk assessment, the market approach, DCF, additional stage-specific valuation methods and the valuation summary.
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