Finance / June 21, 2018 / Emmalynn Leach
The days sales in inventory calculation, also called days inventory outstanding or simply days in inventory, measures the number of days it will take a company to sell all of its inventory. In other words, the days sales in inventory ratio shows how many days a company’s current stock of inventory will last.
A current liability is an obligation that must be repaid within the current period or the next year whatever is longer. In other words, it’s a short-term loan or long-term debt that will become due in the next 12 months and require payment of current assets.
Free cash flow is the cash flow available to all investors in a company, including common stockholders. FCF provides a useful valuation technique investors often use to derive a firm's value or the value of a firm's common equity. Often, investors will calculate a firm's value using FCF valuation model techniques and subtract net debt to arrive at a company's equity value in a simple capital structure.
Questions surrounding enterprise value vs equity value seem to pop up again and again in our corporate training seminars. In general, investment bankers seem to know a lot less about valuation concepts than you’d expect given how much time they spend building models and pitchbooks that rely on those concepts.
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