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Terminal Growth Rate – A Simple Explanation with Formula


It’s used in financial modeling and valuation to estimate the company’s long-term value. In particular, the Terminal Growth Rate is used in a DCF analysis to help calculate the Terminal Value. Different industries have varying Terminal Growth Rates based on growth potential and market maturity.

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The Dividend Discount Model (DDM): The Black Sheep of Valuation?

Brian DeChesare

The DDM is more grounded because it’s based on the company’s actual distributions and potential future value. And it values the company today based on the present value of its dividends and that potential future value (either the stock price or the Equity Value via the Terminal Value calculation).


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Mercer’s Musings #3: Marketability Discounts Re Two Hypothetical Minority Interests

Chris Mercer

The Value of an Interest in a Business The value of an interest in a business is similarly defined by the expected cash flow to the interest , the expected growth in value of the interest over the expected holding period, and the expected terminal value of the interest at the end of the expected holding period.

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Valuation of an AI technology startup


Use DCF analysis to estimate the present value of future cash flows, considering growth rates, discount rates, and terminal values. Research the AI industry and competition to assess the company’s market position. Examine publicly traded tech companies in the AI sector to determine valuation multiples.

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Deja Vu #10: Valuation Theory is the Same for Businesses and Business Interests: V =f(CF, G, and R)

Chris Mercer

The value of all remaining cash flows after the finite forecast period is captured in the terminal value, which is, effectively, a capitalization of earnings or cash flows at the end of the forecast period. These cash flows are discounted to the present at an appropriate discount rate and equity value is determined.

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Issues faced when valuing a declining company

Andrew Stolz

Discount Future Cash Flows – either by using the Mid-Year discount or a simple discount period, it is fairly simple to calculate the present value of future cash flows. Another DCF concern happens when the analyst wants to determine the terminal value of a declining company.

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29 Valuation Interview Questions and Answers: Mastering the Art of Crackling Interviews


Can Terminal Value be Negative? Navigating Theoretical and Practical Aspects: Theoretical scenarios where terminal value might be negative can be explored by considering the perpetuity growth method. LBO, on the other hand, relies heavily on terminal value and expected Internal Rate of Return (IRR).