Real Options Analysis Course 1E : Business Cases and Software Applications
Mun's great skill with this book is in making real options analysis understandable, relevant, and immediately applicable to the field within which you are working.' Robert Fourt, Partner, Gerald Eve (UK) 'Mun provides a practical step-by-step guide to applying simulation and real options analysis invaluable to those of us who are no longer satisfied with conventional valuation approaches alone.' Fred Kohli, Head of Portfolio Management, Syngenta Crop Protection Ltd. (Switzerland)
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE.
Installing Crystal Ball Monte Carlo Simulation Software. Installing Real Options Analysis Toolkit Software.
CHAPTER 2: GETTING STARTED WITH THE SOFTWARE.
Getting Started with Crystal Ball Software. Getting Started with Real Options Analysis Toolkit Software.
CHAPTER 3: FRAMING REAL OPTIONS.
Step 1. Qualify List of Projects and Strategies. Step 2. Forecast Base-Case Variables for Each Project. Step 3. Create Static DCF Models for Each Case. Step 4. Monte Carlo Simulation DCF Outputs Become Real Options Inputs. Step 5. Framing the Real Options. Step 6. Options Analytics, Simulation, and Optimization. Step 7. Reports, Presentations, and Update Analysis.
CHAPTER 4: THE BASICS OF FINANCIAL MODELING.
Financial Analysis. Monte Carlo Simulation. Volatility Estimates.
CHAPTER 5: THE BASICS OF REAL OPTIONS.
Binomial Lattices. Granularities in Lattices. State-Pricing Approach to Solving a European Option. Trinomial Lattices and American Options.
CHAPTER 6: REAL OPTIONS BUSINESS CASES.
Option to Abandon. Option to Expand. Option to Contract. Option to Choose. Compound Options. Closed-Form Compound Options. Sequential Compound Option. Changing Costs. Changing Volatility. Option to Contract and Abandon. Basic Black-Scholes with Dividends. Barrier Options. Stochastic Timing Options. Switching Option. Closed-Form Equations and Binomial Convergence. Nonrecombining Lattices.
CHAPTER 7: EXTENDED PROBLEMS: COMBINING FORECASTING, DCF MODELING, REAL OPTIONS, AND OPTIMIZATION.
CHAPTER 8: EXERCISE SOLUTIONS.
CHAPTER 9: REAL OPTIONS ANALYSIS TOOLKIT SOFTWARE FUNCTION DESCRIPTION FOR EXCEL.
CHAPTER 10: REAL OPTIONS TABLES.
Real Options Value Tables. Implied Volatility Tables. Dividend Impact Tables.
APPENDIX. CASE STUDIES.
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