IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

Equity valuation using DCF: A theoretical analysis of the long term hypotheses

Listed author(s):
  • Lucio Cassia


  • Andrea Plati


  • Silvio Vismara


Registered author(s):

    This paper matches the sensitivity analysis of two-stage DCF models to the assumption of Long Term Steady-State. It proposes the definition of ‘Joint Sensitivity’ that measures the effect on the firm’s value of joint variations of more input parameters. The duration of the first stage of explicit forecast is one of the most important of these parameters. The assumptions leading to the definition of such length is that the company exhausts in that year its competitive advantage over the competitors and begins a period of Steady-State. So, the end of the Competitive Advantage Period, defined as the period during which the return on capital can be higher than its cost, coincides with the end of the first stage of explicit forecast of the DCF. This paper proposes an instrument (Excess Return) that measures the theoretical reliability of a valuation by verifying if the return on invested capital is asymptotically equal to its average cost.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Paper provided by Department of Economics and Technology Management, University of Bergamo in its series Working Papers with number 0602.

    in new window

    Date of creation: 2006
    Handle: RePEc:brh:wpaper:0602
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    viale Marconi 5, 24044 Dalmine

    Phone: 0352052341
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:brh:wpaper:0602. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (University of Bergamo Library)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.