Discount Rate

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Larger-than-expected move aimed at spurring growth as SBP says it inflation will remain subdued
Yahoo  Apr 14  Comment 
Four regional Federal Reserve banks pushed to convince the central bank to raise the rate it charges commercial banks for emergency loans, meeting minutes released on Tuesday showed. Ahead of the Fed's March 17-18 policy-setting meeting, directors...
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The Economist  Feb 12  Comment 
IS THE American stockmarket cheap or expensive? The smart retort is "compared with what"? With cash yielding zero and some bond yields negative, equities may look much more promising than the alternatives. But given that equities can fall a lot...
The DIV-Net  Dec 27  Comment 
The Dividend Discount Model (DDM) is the key valuation technique for dividend stocks. The most straightforward form of it is called the Gordon Growth Model. This guide explains how it works and the streamlined way to use it. Determining the...
Benzinga  Nov 4  Comment 
In a report published Tuesday, Wedbush analyst Heather Behanna initiated coverage on Achaogen Inc (NASDAQ: AKAO) with a Neutral rating and $9.00 price target. In the report, Wedbush noted, “We are initiating coverage with a NEUTRAL rating and...
The DIV-Net  Oct 18  Comment 
The Dividend Discount Model (DDM) is the key valuation technique for dividend stocks. The most straightforward form of it is called the Gordon Growth Model. This guide explains how it works and the streamlined way to use it. Determining the...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 13  Comment 
ByBen Kramer-Miller: Tahoe Resources (NYSE:TAHO) just announced its second-quarter earnings figures and they were nothing short of excellent. The company earned $36.1 million or $0.25/share while generating $58.9 million in operating cash-flow or...
Motley Fool  Jun 26  Comment 
Three reasons why the bear thesis for SolarCity may only be relevant in a bear market




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A discount rate is used to determine the present value of a set of future cash flows. When an analyst wishes to value a company, the company's discount rate is the rate that they expect to earn on investments in their business. The discount rate is commonly used to determine a company's value using a discounted cash flow (DCF) valuation. In a DCF valuation, the discount rate is the rate at which future cash flows are discounted when finding their current value. In that sense, the discount rate is the expected return on future projects within a company.

It is important to note that the discount rate is not a fixed value for any given company, but instead it is a subjective value. No one can determine exactly how much a company will earn on future investments and as such no one could determine the exact discount rate to use during a valuation. In most cases, analysts will use historic figures along with the discount rate of comparable investments when selecting the discount rate to use in a valuation analysis.

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