Valuing Companies: An Overview of Analytical Approaches
This is a Darden case study. This technical note provides an overview of a valuation network: multiples, options pricing, specific-asset valuation, and present value. The strengths and philosophies of each approach are discussed in the context of valuing companies. Variations of present-value approaches are also discussed. The purpose of the note is to furnish a conceptual overview rather than to go through the mechanics.