• The Little Book of Valuation

  • How to Value a Company, Pick a Stock and Profit
  • By: Aswath Damodaran
  • Narrated by: Matthew Boston
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An accessible and intuitive guide to stock valuation.

Valuation is at the heart of any investment decision, whether that decision is to buy, sell, or hold. In The Little Book of Valuation, expert Aswath Damodaran explains the techniques in language that any investor can understand, so you can make better investment decisions when reviewing stock research reports and engaging in independent efforts to value and pick stocks.

In this audiobook, Damodaran distills the fundamentals of valuation, without glossing over or ignoring key concepts, and develops models that you can easily understand and use. Along the way, he covers various valuation approaches from intrinsic or discounted cash-flow valuation and multiples or relative valuation to some elements of real-option valuation.

Written with the individual investor in mind, this reliable guide will not only help you value a company quickly, but will also help you make sense of valuations done by others or found in comprehensive equity research reports.

©2011 Aswath Damodaran (P)2019 Gildan Media

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not for beginners

this book is not for beginners. it has a lot of formulas and calculations. it might be a better pick for people in the finance industry.

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an overview of accounting 3

a very excellent and short book it reminded me of my days in college when I was taking accounting 3. Actually have to do a refresher on that, but very easy to follow applicable standards of accounting.

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NOT FOR AUDIO - A useful book, get in print

This book is 50/50 formulas to principles. The principles translate well over audio, but without access to the supporting formulas, its exceedingly difficult to derive value from the work.

I recommend getting it in print form or ebook, using it largely as reference material.

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Very good. Quick and intense

Great information. Have to listen to I many times for it to sink in throughly.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-27-20

Huge fan of Professor Damodaran but this is awful

I’m not sure who this is aimed at - if you don’t have a few years of finance behind you it will go way over your head trying to jungle the equations in your mind’s eye. If you are experienced (e.g can you readily distinguish between an equity and enterprise value line item?) then surely it would be easier just to get the kindle version if you wanted a readily-accessible resource?

By this I mean it would appear this book was in no way adapted for the audiobook version. The narrator spells out every single complex equation, sometimes taking over twenty seconds to list a single equation’s denominator and numerator components.

Look at the author’s YouTube channel and blog - he’s a wonderful teacher who can breakdown complex financial statements in an intuitive and accessible way. Unfortunately this audiobook doesn’t do the same. In fact his teaching is usually so clear that you can listen to his videos without watching; far more helpful than listening to this.

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  • 01-03-22

Complicated

This book is complicated. It moves very quick with little breaks and is full of math.

It really needs a pdf to go with it to help with visualisation of many of the concepts.

I enjoyed it though. It's what I've been looking for in a valuation book for a long time.

To be honest, I'd recommend buying the book over the audio book, purely for having a visualisation of the math.