Relative Valuation Model


Relative Valuation Model
A business valuation method that compares a firm's value to that of its competitors to determine the firm’s financial worth. Relative valuation models are an alternative to absolute value models, which try to determine a company's intrinsic worth based on its estimated future free cash flows discounted to their present value. Like absolute value models, investors may use relative valuation models when determining whether a company's stock is a good buy.

Relative valuation is not as straightforward as it might appear on the surface. Which companies are chosen as comparable companies and which multiples are used to determine value will have a significant outcome on a company's relative valuation. When performing a relative valuation, a company's sector should be used to determine the most logical multiple to use. For example, price to cash flow for real estate and price to sales for retail.


Investment dictionary. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chepakovich valuation model — The Chepakovich valuation model uses the discounted cash flow valuation approach. It was first developed by Alexander Chepakovich in 2000 and perfected in subsequent years. The model was originally designed for valuation of “growth stocks”… …   Wikipedia

  • Valuation (finance) — Accountancy Key concepts Accountant · Accounting period · Bookkeeping · Cash and accrual basis · Cash flow management · Chart of accounts  …   Wikipedia

  • Model minority — Sociology …   Wikipedia

  • Model risk — In finance, model risk is the risk involved in using models to value financial securities.[1] Rebonato considers alternative definitions including: After observing a set of prices for the underlying and hedging instruments, different but… …   Wikipedia

  • Capital asset pricing model — In finance, the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is used to determine a theoretically appropriate required rate of return of an asset, if that asset is to be added to an already well diversified portfolio, given that asset s non diversifiable… …   Wikipedia

  • Business valuation — is a process and a set of procedures used to estimate the economic value of an owner’s interest in a business. Valuation is used by financial market participants to determine the price they are willing to pay or receive to consummate a sale of a… …   Wikipedia

  • Mixture model — See also: Mixture distribution In statistics, a mixture model is a probabilistic model for representing the presence of sub populations within an overall population, without requiring that an observed data set should identify the sub population… …   Wikipedia

  • Datar-Mathews Method for Real Option Valuation — The Datar Mathews Method [1] (DM Method ©[2]) is a new method for Real options valuation. The DM Method can be understood as an extension of the net present value (NPV) multi scenario Monte Carlo model with an adjustment for risk aversion and… …   Wikipedia

  • Outline of finance — The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to finance: Finance – addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses and organizations raise, allocate and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks… …   Wikipedia

  • List of finance topics — Topics in finance include:Fundamental financial concepts* Finance an overview ** Arbitrage ** Capital (economics) ** Capital asset pricing model ** Cash flow ** Cash flow matching ** Debt *** Default *** Consumer debt *** Debt consolidation ***… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.