Aswath Damodaran: The Venetian Glassmaker – Dumbing-Down Valuation Techniques

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In a recent interview with Barron’s, Aswath Damodaran discussed glamour stocks, gig-economy companies, buying Tesla, and valuation techniques including how investors can dumb-down their valuation process to the bare minimum. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: Barron’s: Tell us about teaching stock valuation. Aswath Damodaran: Everything I know about valuation I’ve … Read More

Aswath Damodaran: When So Called Pros Bet And Make Money It’s Skill, When Robinhood Investors Make Money It’s Speculation. Why?

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In this interview with CNBC, Aswath Damodaran highlighted the hypocrisy of commentary coming from so called professional investors and market commentators towards Robinhood investors, some of which have been generating outsized returns. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: Q: Robinhood often gets the focus here especially because they’re part of … Read More

Aswath Damodaran: Is Your Urge To Remain The Only ‘Sane’ Investor Costing You Outsized Returns

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In his latest piece titled – A Viral Market Update IX: A Do-it-Yourself S&P 500 Valuation, Aswath Damodaran discusses the disconnect between US Equities, which are climbing back towards pre-crisis levels, and an economy where  consumer confidence and spending are plummeting, the ranks of the unemployed rising, and professional economists are … Read More

Aswath Damodaran: “If You Are A Believer In Value, As I Am, Good Value Investing Requires Creativity And Out-Of-The-Box Thinking”

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Aswath Damodaran has just released his latest data update titled – Data Update 2 for 2020: Retrospective on a Disruptive Decade, in which he provides some extensive analysis on the last decade, and some advice for value investors saying: I believe that good value investing requires creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, … Read More

Aswath Damodaran: Do Not Invest In Companies That Try To Achieve Growth Through Acquisition

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Here’s a great article by Aswath Damodaran in which he warns investors who are considering investing in companies that use acquisitions as part of their growth strategy, saying: “If you look at the collective evidence across acquisitions, this is the most value destructive action a company can take.” Here’s an … Read More

Aswath Damodaran: The Story Is What Gives ‘Soul’ To Your Business Valuation

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One of the finance professors we follow closely at The Acquirer’s Multiple is Aswath Damodaran. Damodaran holds the Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education and is Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business. Recently, Damodaran did an awesome presentation for the folks at Google on business valuation saying, “Business valuation … Read More