The Valuation of Financial Companies

Book Description

This book presents the main valuation approaches that can be used to value institutions. By sketching 1) the different of banks (both commercial and investment banks) and insurance companies (life, property and casualty and reinsurance); 2) the structure and peculiarities of financial institutions’ reporting and financial statements; and 3) the main features of regulatory capital frameworks for banking and insurance (ie Basel III, Solvency II), the book addresses why such make the valuation of financial institutions different from the valuation of non-financial companies.

The book then features the valuation models that can be used to determine the value of banks and insurance companies including the Discounted Cash Flow, Dividend Discount Model, and Residual Income Model (with the appropriate estimation techniques for the cost of capital and cash flow in financial industries). The main techniques to perform the relative valuation of financial institutions are then presented: along the traditional multiples (P/E, P/BV, P/TBV, P/NAV), the multiples based on industry-specific value drivers are discussed (for example,  P/Pre Provision Profit, P/Deposits, P/Premiums, P/Number of branches). Further valuation tools such as the “Value Maps” or the “Warranted Equity Method” will be explained and discussed. The closing section of the book will briefly focus on the valuation of specific financial companies/vehicles such as closed-end funds, private equity funds, leasing companies, etc.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Bank Business Models
Chapter 2 Financial Statements for Banks
Chapter 3 The Regulatory Capital for Banks
Chapter 4 Assessing and Preparing the Business Plan for a Bank
Chapter 5 Bank Valuation
Chapter 6 Insurance Business Models and Financial Statements
Chapter 7 Regulatory Capital for Insurance Companies
Chapter 8 Assessing the Business Plan for an Insurance
Chapter 9 Insurance Companies Valuation
Chapter 10 The Valuation of Other Financial Companies

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