Financial Analysis Making Busess Projections

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Estimating future financial performance plays a big part in the life of start-ups and corporations large and small. By looking ahead, companies can proactively manage changes. Start-ups can use projections to build business plans and raise capital. This course is about making those financial projections: not by predicting the future, but by learning from past performance. Rudolph Rosenberg shares the techniques used by financial planning professionals to build robust financial projections using Microsoft Excel. He shows how to combine two approachesbottom up and top downinto a well-rounded projection that will help you analyze revenue and expenses, anticipate changes, and incorporate company goals in a realistic picture of your companys future.

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Rudolph Rosenberg is a global leader in finance and business.Rudolph has been working for over two decades with businesses large and small, helping them achieve higher levels of performance through his pragmatic and action-oriented approach. He is passionate about helping people and companies achieve their full potential and developing content that simplifies the learning and understanding of business, entrepreneurship, and finance, and empowers anyone who is looking to get ahead and be successful.Rudolph shares his time between his CFO activities for leading tech companies and authoring finance and business content. You can find more information about him and get in contact through his website at .

[Voiceover] Hi, Im Rudolph Rosenberg and welcome to Making Business Projections. In this course, well look at a very practical technique to use a companys past and current performance to make projections for its future. To do so, we will be taking both a top-down as well as a bottom-up approach to making business projections. By analyzing the companys revenue, gross margin, and operating expenses, by anticipating changes throughout the coming year, and by factoring in the companys goals for growth, well be able to synthesize a result that gets us closer to a business reality. Now lets get started with Making Business Projections.

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What you should know before watching this course

The difference between forecasting and planning

Treating start-ups and established businesses differently

The top-down and bottom-up approaches

Volatility and the treatment of exceptional elements

2. Estimating Volumes, Price, and Revenue

2. Estimating Volumes, Price, and Revenue

Projecting revenue based on your resources

Adjusting for changes in productivity

Detailing your plan by month using seasonality

Adding back exceptional elements using pipeline information

3. Estimating Cost of Production and Margin

3. Estimating Cost of Production and Margin

Determining which gross-margin profile to use

Combining product performance with product margins

Operating expenses (OPEX) projection basics

Finding balance between the two approaches

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