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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


Top 10 list actions that will lower your project grade
#10!

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


Top 10 list actions that will lower your project grade
#9

Copy tables from Yahoo!


Top 10 list actions that will lower your project grade
#8

Be non-objective!


Top 10 list actions that will lower your project grade
#7

“See Table x!”


Top 10 list actions that will lower your project grade
#6

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


Top 10 list actions that will lower your project grade
#5

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


Top 10 list actions that will lower your project grade
#4

Have a “bad transparency” day!


Top 10 list actions that will lower your project grade
#3

Produce only one value!


Top 10 list actions that will lower your project grade
#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