EQUITY INVESTMENT ANALYSIS - 2021/2
Module code: MANM318
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The module examines the various approaches to equity investment analysis, providing a systematic understanding of the challenges faced and the decisions to be taken when analyzing and valuing corporate equity. It encompasses the principles and practice of valuation of companies’ shares. This is examined from several aspects; industry analysis, company analysis, valuation methods and the link between valuation and investment style. Real corporate analysis will be undertaken in order to highlight and evaluate the different approaches to investment analysis.
Surrey Business School
FANG Yue (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: N321
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 120
Seminar Hours: 20
Captured Content: 10
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Equity Valuation
- Industry and Company Analysis
- Discounted Dividend Valuation
- Free Cash Flow Valuation
- Market Based Valuation
- Residual Income Valuation
- Private Company Valuation
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Online Scheduled Summative Class Test||MCQ TEST ONLINE (OPEN BOOK) WITHIN 24 HOUR WINDOW (50 MIN)||30|
|Examination Online||EXAM ONLINE (OPEN BOOK) WITHIN 24 HOUR WINDOW (TIMED, 2000 WORDS)||70|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
- Knowledge of the role of investment analysis and how to apply the appropriate methods of investment analysis in order to critically evaluate financial opportunities.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) e-learning course modules: Equities and Economics. Completion by week 5.
- Closed book class test 50 minutes based on the first 4 weeks lectures to be held in week 6
- A 1 1/2 hour closed book exam covering all topics will be held at the end of the module.
Formative assessment and feedback
Students will receive oral feedback during seminars.
Feedback and guidance will be given via SurreyLearn throughout the module.
The class test provides feedback on theoretical underpinnings and typical calculations giving students an early indication where more work may be required.
- Estimate intrinsic value, relative value and a range of financial multiples for corporate equity.
- Use Bloomberg as an investment tool.
- Prepare and write an equity research report.
|001||Evaluate the role of investment analysis, the drivers of industry value and the drivers of corporate value.||KCPT|
|002||Explore a wide range of industries and companies using a range of different valuation methodologies.||KCPT|
|003||Estimate intrinsic value, relative value and a range of financial multiples for corporate equity.||KCPT|
|004||Prepare and write an equity research report.||KCPT|
|005||Use Bloomberg as an investment tool.||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
The teaching and learning strategy is designed to facilitate students understanding of applied finance; how to analyse real companies and industries using a range of theoretical approaches.
The learning and teaching methods include:
The teaching and learning methods includes lectures to establish key principles, seminars to focus on practical application and the use of SurreyLearn to facilitate discussion and distribution of additional materials and data sources.
ELearning via Bloomberg will be used to reinforce key market concepts.
Additional resources such as Company Accounts will be used where appropriate.
Lectures will comprise 2 hours per week for 11 weeks plus 1 hour per week of seminars.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|International Corporate Finance MSc||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Investment Management MSc||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|FinTech and Policy MSc||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.