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By Karl Keegan

* the 1st e-book to supply an easy and useful technique of valuing biotech businesses* The booklet starts with a brief historical past of the biotechnology undefined; this is often very important as even though it is ready 30 years previous, the 1st corporation went public merely in 1996, so it truly is attainable to plan the process funding waves and dips* It examines the eu and its evolvement, and attracts parallels among the similarities and changes among that and the U.S.* seems on the a number of businesses which make up the biotech (therapeutic; lifestyles sciences; and the clinical know-how corporation) and provides instruments for the investor to correctly review them

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Terminal Value as Perpetuity The cash flow in the final year can also be treated as a perpetuity and therefore divided by the chosen discount rate. A perpetuity is a security that pays out a fixed sum forever. The value of a perpetuity is determined as follows: Value = annual payment/cost of money Some of you may be bothered by the improbability that any business can survive in perpetuity. However owing to the time value of money, most of the net present value would be earned in the earlier years so that the extension of time to infinity is not nearly as extreme an assumption as it may seem.

However a liquidation value can set a floor below which a seller will be unlikely to accept. Cash per Share A company’s cash and cash equivalents per share is a quick measure that indicates how much of the current share price that current company has on hand. As mentioned in the introduction, investors should assess how much cash a company has and how long that cash will continue to keep a company going. Summary The valuation technique most frequently used is income statement multiples since it is the easiest to use and to communicate.

7 Link between cash flow statement and balance sheet P1: JYS c02 JWBK311-Keegan Printer: Yet to come P1: JYS c02 JWBK311-Keegan September 25, 2008 2:1 Printer: Yet to come Traditional Valuation Methods 25 The price/earnings ratio is a simple comparison of a company’s current share price and its EPS. Analysts and investors compare a company’s P/E ratio with other similar companies, the overall stock market or relative to the company’s historical P/E range. Companies with high P/Es typically have a high growth rate or are highly regarded.

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