Years ago I built a valuation tool for running Comparables. This was a way of looking at an industry and assessing the comparable valution of other companies. I am now a value investor, which means the comparable is now the effective T-Bill yield vs intrinsic value as calculated from free cash flow.
This tool took me 30 minutes to build in 2002. It is free anyone to use here. The comparables table needs updating, but may be interesting for someone all the same. Again if you are an investment professional or consultant and this adds value to your life please make a donation to Reporters without borders in the amount you feel worthwhile. My suggestion is $500. the download is here Download valuationsheet.xls .