Developed by two professors from leading US business schools, uValue is a corporate valuation app for iPhones and iPads. The app helps you value businesses using conceptually rigorous, yet practical and widely-used tools. Users can value firms using the ‘weighted average cost of capital’ (WACC, or 'cost of capital') approach, the ‘adjusted present value’ (APV) approach, the ‘dividend growth model’ (DGM), or real option valuation (ROV) techniques. The app also includes a set of handy calculators to value bonds, annuities and perpetuities, as well as to calculate the cost of capital, to forecast exchange rates and to lever/unlever betas.
The app is free. The goal is to give anyone who is keen to do a good valuation access to self-contained, fully-functional tools to do so. Time and again poor investment decisions start with poor valuations. Consequently, uValue is fundamentally educational in its intent — it comes with three important features: pop-up boxes that define and explain every input or concept, a uValue Companion that is a mini-textbook on valuation, and links to a data set that give you industry data benchmarks.
uValue presumes basic familiarity with financial statements. With the WACC and the APV models, you can also choose between 'Detailed' or 'Simple' versions.