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anonymous

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Could anyone point me in the direction of any papers or resources on creating a Equity Cash Flow model to value the S&P500? I'm curious if you would have to calculate FCFE for each company in the index or there is an easier way.

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    There is a short cut you can try: FCFE = Dividends + Buybacks + Change in cash balance for the year If you can get the aggregate numbers for the S&P 500, you are home free.

  2. anonymous
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    Aswath, you kiddin me? Where do you account for the idiosynchracy and accounting shenanigans of each company?

  3. anonymous
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    Aswath is looking directly at cash flow; the accounting "shenanigans" shouldn't come through via the cash flow, unless they are purposefully manipulating cash, a difficult task.But, I would reformulate Aswath's formula as follows: FCFE = Dividends + Buybacks + Chg in Cash Balance - Equity Issuance Otherwise, raising equity and receiving proceeds from exercising executive stock options would create the illusions of free cash flow.. Aswath you agree?

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