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|1. Income statement modeling: revenue|
a. compare top-down, bottom-up, and hybrid approaches for developing inputs to equity valuation models;
b. compare "growth relative to GDP growth" and "market growth and market share" approaches to forecasting revenue;
|2. Income statement modeling: operating costs and non-operating costs|
c. evaluate whether economies of scale are present in an industry by analyzing operating margins and sales levels;
d. forecast the following costs: cost of goods sold, selling general and administrative costs, financing costs, and income taxes;
|3. Balance sheet and cash flow statement modeling|
e. describe approaches to balance sheet modeling;
f. describe the relationship between return on invested capital and competitive advantage;
|4. The impact of competitive factors on prices and costs|
g. explain how competitive factors affect prices and costs;
h. judge the competitive position of a company based on a Porter's five forces analysis;
|5. Inflation and deflation|
i. explain how to forecast industry and company sales and costs when they are subject to price inflation or deflation;
|6. Technological developments|
j. evaluate the effects of technological developments on demand, selling prices, costs, and margins;
|7. Long-term forecasting|
k. explain considerations in the choice of an explicit forecast horizon;
l. explain an analyst's choices in developing projections beyond the short-term forecast horizon;
m. demonstrate the development of a sales-based pro forma company model.