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Top 10 List “Actions that will lower your project grade ”. FIN 449 Spring 2013. #10!. Make “conclusions” based on one (or no) year of financial data!. #9. Copy tables from Yahoo!. #8. Be non-objective!. #7. “See Table x!”. #6. Copy text from a company’s 10-K filing!. #5.

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Top 10 list actions that will lower your project grade

Top 10 List“Actions that will lower your project grade”

FIN 449

Spring 2013


#10!

Make “conclusions” based on one (or no) year of financial data!


#9

Copy tables from Yahoo!


#8

Be non-objective!


#7

“See Table x!”


#6

Copy text from a company’s 10-K filing!


#5

Be an “underpants gnome!” (sorry for the South Park reference)


#4

Have a “bad transparency” day!


#3

Produce only one value!


#2

“Slap your paper together” at the last minute!


And the 1 way to lower your grade
And the #1 Way to Lower Your Grade

Avoid ever mentioning the “main point” of the project!


One other issue worth mentioning
One other issue worth mentioning

Don’t be a “slacker!”


What are some things you should do in no particular order
What are some things you SHOULD do? (in no particular order)

  • Use the macro I provided.

  • Incorporate plenty of financial data into your paper (and not just in the valuation section).

  • Start paper/sections/paragraphs with “main ideas.”

  • Substantiate your ideas (don’t rely on bullet points).

  • Take the time to read and edit what your teammates write.


Continued
Continued

  • Take the time to organize your content.

  • Pick financial metrics to track and use these throughout your paper.

  • Communicate and cooperate with teammates as much as possible in the next week.

  • Turn in a professional document.


Some general feedback reflections on presentations past and present
Some general feedback – reflections on presentations past and present

  • Simple description of business model

  • Summarize story before moving into forecasting

  • Define and track big-picture metrics

  • Relative valuation metrics

  • Effectiveness of sensitivity analyses


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