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Company valuation under IFRS - 3rd edition

Interpreting and forecasting accounts using International Financial Reporting Standards

By Nick Antill , Kenneth Lee , Deborah Taylor
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About the Authors

Nick Antill

After graduating in economics and politics, Nick began his career in the oil industry, working for BP and Saudi Aramco. He subsequently spent 16 years in the City of London as an equity investment analyst specialising in European energy companies, and as head of Morgan Stanley’s European oil and gas equity research team. Since 2000, he has been a director of an energy consultancy company, ... Read more on Nick Antill

Kenneth Lee

Kenneth’s career has steadfastly remained centred around nance, research and education. Kenneth is an Associate Professorial Lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he lectures on financial analysis and equity valuation, as well as being the programme director for the MSc Accounting and Finance and MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions.

Before ... Read more on Kenneth Lee

Deborah Taylor

Deborah works as a professional trainer at Financial Edge, where she provides accounting, modelling and valuation training to investment banks.

Deborah’s move into professional training was relatively recent, having worked at Barclays until May 2019, where she was a Director in Equity Research and co-head of Sustainable and Thematic Investing. Deborah spent eight years at Barclays, ... Read more on Deborah Taylor

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Revised and updated.

The influence of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on accounting across the world is stronger than ever. Most importantly, this stems from the mandatory adoption of IFRSs in many parts of the world, including Europe, Canada, Australia, Brazil and, with some relatively small exceptions, China. Additionally, foreign registrants in the US are also permitted to use IFRS by the SEC. The impact of IFRSs also extends to accounting developments as the IASB and the FASB work closely together to formulate new standards such as those recently issued on leasing and revenue recognition. It is clear that investors, analysts and valuers need to understand financial statements produced under IFRS to feed in to their valuations and broader investment decisions.

Written by practitioners for practitioners, the book addresses valuation from the viewpoint of the analyst, the investor and the corporate acquirer. It starts with valuation theory: what is to be discounted and at what discount rate? It explains the connection between standard methodologies based on free cash flow and on return on capital. And it emphasizes that, whichever method is used, accurate interpretation of accounting information is critical to the production of sensible valuations. The authors argue that forecasts of cash flows imply views on profits and balance sheets, and that non-cash items contain useful information about future cash flows - so profits matter.

The book addresses the implications for analysis, modelling and valuation of key aspects of IFRS, all updated for recent developments, including:

- Pensions
- Stock options
- Derivatives
- Provisions
- Leases
- Revenue recognition
- Foreign currency

The text also sets out the key differences between IFRS and US GAAP treatments of these issues, in addition to their implications for analysis.

A detailed case study is used to provide a step-by-step valuation of an industrial company using both free cash flow and economic profit methodologies. The authors then address a range of common valuation problems, including cyclical or immature companies, as well as the specialist accounting and modelling knowledge required for regulated utilities, resource extraction companies, banks, insurance companies, real estate companies and technology companies. Accounting for mergers and disposals is first explained and then illustrated with a detailed potential acquisition.

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