Choose a company from the German Stock Index DAX-30 which represents the 30 largest
publicly listed German companies except Daimler AG. This leaves you with 29 companies.
Write a short introduction (1-2 pages) with basic facts on the company. This should describe
for example the line of business, the size, key share holders etc. You can use the factsheet
from Reuters given to you as a guideline.
Use publicly available sources like company websites, annual statements etc. to collect data
to run a valuation of the company. Cite your sources in the report.
Valuation Part 1
Conduct a valuation of the company by using the Multiples approach. Set up a peer group of
comparable companies (this should be something between 3 and 5 comparable companies)
and choose a multiple.
Give a short (~ 2 pages) report on your results, the peer group you used and eventual pitfalls
you may expect regarding the results of your valuation.
Valuation Part 2
Conduct a Discounted Cash Flow valuation of the company.
Set up a cash flow forecast with a detailed planning period and a terminal value period and
comment on the growth pattern and your assumptions for the terminal value.
Calculate the cost of capital needed to discount the cash flows. Describe the input
parameters like risk free rate of return, market risk premium etc. and make sure that the
cash flows and the cost of capital you use match, for example cash flow to the firm with
WACC or cash flow to equity with cost of equity.
Write down the basic assumptions used to create the cash flow table, for example whether
there were certain company specific one-time items etc. and the cost of capital.
Report the results of your valuation and compare them to the Valuation part 1 (~3 pages for
this and the assumptions). Add your cash flow table as an appendix or in a separate Excel file.
Conclude by recommending either to buy, hold or sell the shares of the company you valued.