Finance / July 19, 2018 / Emmalynn Leach
Duration is the weighted average term to maturity of a bonds cash flows and therefore, is a valuable tool in assessing bond price sensitivity to interest rate shocks. It is the most common technique for quantifying this sensitivity and is generally used to approximate changes in the price of the bond for every 100 basis point change in yields(modified duration). As a general rule, the greater the value of duration, the more price volatility results from interest rate movements.
Depending on your reason for valuing a business, you have several options for coming up with a basic company worth. If you need to sell the business quickly, you can use tangible assets and current liabilities to find a value. If you’re looking to get the maximum possible for your business, or an accurate value for a business you might buy, you’ll add more calculations.
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