Basic Financial Modeling | WST




Basic Financial Modeling


Participants create a full 3 statement model with multiple functionalities (DCF analysis, multiple scenario analysis through sensitivity tables and scenario build-up) on their own computer using Excel

Dates (Jeddah)

Thu.   Dec.12   7pm – 11pm

Fri.    Dec.13   4pm – 10pm

Sat.   Dec.14   4pm – 10pm


3,000 SAR (1 person)
(2,250 SAR until Dec.6)

1,500 SAR (2 people)

What to bring

– Laptop with excel
All lectures are taught in English

Location (Jeddah)

Prince Maged Street, Flamingo Mall Park,
1st Floowr, Gate 6 Jeddah, KSA

Dates (Riyadh)

Thu.   Dec.19   7pm – 11pm

Fri.   Dec.20   4pm – 10pm

Sat.   Dec.21   4pm – 10pm


3,000 SAR (1 person)
(2,250 SAR until Dec.6)

1,500 SAR (2 people)

What to bring

– Laptop with excel
All lectures are taught in English

Location (Riyadh)
Holiday Gulf Hotel Riyadh
Uthman Ibn Affan Rd, Ar Rass 13313

Phone, Whatsapp


Introduction to Financial Modeling

What is financial model?

Financial model is essentially a highly functional calculator that can be used for M&A, strategy analysis, international investment, etc.

Valuation model for corporate and asset valuation
LBO or Project Finance (PF) model to calculate risk and return of investment/projects
A tool to incorporate various factors into quantitative/logical decision making process
Serves as the common langue of global finance industry (Including Private Equities, Multi-national Corporations, International Investors)

Global top-tier financial institutions (Investment Banks, Private Equity, Hedge Fund, etc) at developed economies such as the U.S.A., U.K., Hong Kong and Singapore use financial models to execute various M&A, LBO and alternative investments. However, such critical financial modeling skills are not sufficiently transferred to finance professionals in developing countries. Main reason for such a large knowledge gap is due to the lack of proper education firms, and that is why the mission of Wall Street Training is to provide world-class practical finance training in the frontier regions. However, we do not merely copy the education of other financial modeling firms but actually significantly improved it by adding contents that are most needed in the frontier regions. For instance, we provide financial modeling education for infrastructure projects that private and public institutions can use. Our fundamental analyst development program is as highly qualified as global top-tier MBA program’s financial analysis courses.


Core class in which the globally standardized financial modeling skill is taught
Learn to build fully operating 3 statement model with DCF valuation and use the model with sensitivity analysis, operating scenarios, etc
Comprehensive curriculum spanning from Excel tools (functions, shortcuts, buttons) to actual financial model building
Critical pre-requisite in order to conduct more advanced financial analyses such as LBO, Ability-to-pay, Mezzanine, Merger, Infrastructure and Project Financing

Financial model examples

Recommended for


Anyone who needs to build, review and use financial models (valuation)


Professionals who have been using financial models but didn’t receive a formal/well-structure modeling training


Professionals with experiences between 1 to 10 years / CFA level 1 or above



– New York Top 3 Investment Bank IBD Analyst (Energy)

– New York Top sell-side research firm Equity Research Analyst (IT)

Created dozens of financial models for various M&A, IPO, Debt financing for Energy sector deals in North and South Americas

Used financial models for equity valuation and research reports for the U.S. IT companies

I have used financial models in both private (M&A) and public (IPO and Equity) markets for many years. All the financial education materials (books, Excel modules) are the same materials used to teach financial professionals at global investment banks, corporate strategy/M&A teams, private equities, etc. I will make sure that all participants gain such globally competitive financial modeling skills through the courses.

Graduated an Ivy League university with B.A. in Economics


– Former top European Investment Bank IBD analyst

– Currently CEO of Seoul based special situations hedge fund

I experienced various M&A, LBO, IPO, Block Trade, Mezzanine issuance transactions while working at UBS as an investment banker. I use my transaction experiences to make my lecture relevant to real world application.

Some of the key transactions that I’ve work on are: Visteon’s US$3.6bn sale of Halla Visteon CC to Han & Company (a private equity), CPChem and Daerim Indstries’ US$150mn sale of KRCC, YBGS’s US$118mn sale of H Life Insurance through a block deal, SkyLake (PEF)’s buyout of Cafe24, etc.

Studied finance and accounting in U.S, and currently heads a special situations hedge fund.


1. Overview, Beginning financial modeling, Income Statement

* Overview
– Types of financial models and key concepts (Research/Hedge Fund, IB/Private Equity, Corporate Strategy, Startup, etc)
– Need for financial models in practice / Examples of model usage in developed countries

* Beginning financial models
-Explanation of course, book and Excel modules
-Model structure, spread sheet, and global standard formats

* Income Statement
-Revenue projection methodologies for various business models (T-D, B-U)
-Apply revenue projection to actual company (Shake Shack)

Operating expenses
-Cost of Goods Sold, SG&A, other operating and tax expenses

2. Working Capital, PP&E, Intangibles, M&A module

* Working Capital
– Concept, analysis and importance of working capital (3 Cases)

* PP&E and Intangible Assets
– BASE / Roll-Over methodologies concept introduction
– PP&E and Intangible Asset analysis, Capex and other investments predictions

* PP&E analysis for M&A situation (Bus Operations example)
– Detailed analysis of bus fleet (by age, type)
– Detailed depreciation schedule

3. Equity Schedule, Debt & Interest, Circularity

* Equity Schedule
Share Buyback, Dividends, Options
– Dividend vs. Share Buyback comparative analysis using financial model
– Treasury stock method and RSU/PSU inclusion in financial model

* Debt & Interest
– Revolver/Credit Facility
– Build debt schedule applying cash sweep concept

* Circularity Logic
– Concept, controlling circularity using Excel tool, applying circular switch
– Tips for finding and fixing balance errors

4. DCF, Financial Data Service

– 2 Free Cash Flow types: FCFF (Firm value) vs. FCFE (Equity value)
– WACC: CAPM theory and application (private company, foreign investment)
– Terminal Value: Perpetuity Growth & Multiples Method

* Result of DCF
– Stub Period, Mid-year Adjustment concepts and applications
– Calculating intrinsic value(target price) and M&A bidding price

* Financial Data Service
– Utilizing S&P Capital IQ for financials, M&A, analyst estimates data aggregation and analyses
– Utilizing non-traditional information (Screening, Idea Generation, People Search)

5. Utilizing completed financial model, Football field

* Utilizing completed financial model
– Sensitivity Analysis and Visualization
– Applying operating scenario switches
– Group Scenario Analysis concept and utilization
– Practice 3 ways to edit/change completed model (Real estate investment, R&D, Foreign exchange)

* Football Field
– Trading & Precedent Transaction Comps
– Football Field


How is this course different from the DCF taught in universi..
Why do we make just 1 financial model?
Will this class be too difficult for me?
According to the curriculum and sample, it seems like we wil..



3,000 SAR (1 person)
(2,250 SAR until Oct. 9)
1,500 SAR(2 people)