[SOLUTION] The Valuation Methods
Select a company listed on an internationally recognised and well established Stock Exchange (e.g. London, New York, Tokyo, Mumbai) for which you can access the share price data over the past 5 years.(i) Describe the companys business background (e.g. main shareholders/owners, features of products, CEOs background) (5 marks)(ii) Discuss how successful the company has been at delivering value to its shareholders over the past 5 years. (6 marks)(iii) Determine the current value of the equity in this company. Use at least two evaluation methods of your choice (e.g. Price/Earnings Ratio, Discounted Cash Flow, Dividend Based Valuation). Do you believe that the stock of this company is currently overpriced, fairly priced, or underpriced? Support your opinion with evidence, analysis, and argument. (8 marks)(iv) How can you reconcile any discrepancies in your valuations? (6 marks)(Total: 25 marks)Note: Your answers should demonstrate an understanding of the valuation methods you use, an appreciation of their implications, and an understanding of relevant financial theory e.g. Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH). The answers should contain details of your calculations and assumptions. In order to answer the question, you will need to consider both accounting and market information, relevant to valuation. The data you need may be available from many resources (e.g. Thomson One Banker, yahoo finance), including information from the most recent report and accounts of the company. There is a limit of 1,000 words for answering this question.