Fundamental analysis is an investing methodology that attempts to estimate the intrinsic value of an asset by looking at various external factors. The core principle behind this is that any asset does not operate in isolation. Rather, it finds itself as a component nested in wider systems, such as industries, sectors, countries, and global supply chains. By understanding these factors and how they relate to a particular investment, we can estimate the long-term price implications and thus the investment potential.
There is abundant and vast fundamental information available for thousands of publicly traded companies, such as Profit & Loss Statements, Balance Sheets, Cashflows, Earnings per Share and other relevant data that allows to do fundamental analysis and perform valuations for publicly traded companies.
The challenge lies in the ability to effectively and efficiently being able to create Peer Goup Baskets of comparable companies that can be used as proxies for and benchmarked against privately held companies in order to assess the intrinsic value of the underlying private company asset.
Being able to dynamically create comparable peer groups to benchmark key performance indicators, such as revenue and EBITDA growth rates or valuation multiples like EV/EBITDA or EV/Sales are key to allow for more transparency and better portfolio management of your private market investments.
Robust fundamental analysis requires the consolidation of various data sets to make decisions. Pulling these together in a way that makes sense can be time-consuming and prone to error if you aren’t using the right tools.
There is an infinite amount of information out there and you need to be able to prioritise what truly matters and ignore that which doesn’t. If you don’t do this you risk facing analysis paralysis.
It’s often not sufficient to just look at what things are like right now. Ideally, you want to project into the future and use scenario planning to assess future impacts across your portfolio.
If your analysis doesn’t encompass all the components of your information gathering, then you’re leaving value on the table. Too often investors make siloed decisions because they don’t have a holistic view of their data.
Time is of the essence when it comes to investment analysis so you need to ensure that your data is timely and accurate. Without the right technology, this endeavour can be exhausting and resource-intensive.
Not being able to easily create peer groups with key performance indicators and valuation metrics hinders portfolio managers of private market portfolios to get a better understanding of the intrinsic value and risks they are managing.
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