Building a tool to represent in numbers a company’s operations in the past, present and the future through adopted assumptions. Such tools are intended to be used as decision-making tools.
What is a financial model?
A financial model is a spreadsheet usually built using Microsoft Excel that forecasts a company’s financial performance into the future. The forecast is typically based on historical performance and assumptions that require the preparation of an income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement (usually referred to as the 3-statement model).
What is a financial model typically used for?
- Company Valuation
- Assets Valuation
- Budgeting and Forecasting
- Capital Allocation
- Risk Management