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AFC3230 - Financial analysis and valuation

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Associate Professor Paul Mather


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Analysis of published financial statements, application and use of financial ratios and forecasting techniques. Cash flow-based share valuation, including discounted cash flow and free cash flow approaches to valuation; accounting-based share valuation including earnings multiples, residual income valuation models and economic value added. Credit analysis and financial distress prediction, equity security analysis and mergers and takeovers, based on Australian and international case studies.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Two assignments (5000 words): 40%
Submission of tutorial answers: 10%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week


AFC2120 or AFC2140