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Real Option Valuation

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The Real Option Valuation model encompasses a suite of option pricing tools to quantify
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OS
Windows
Version
2.0
File size
138 KB
Language
English
Release date
14 February 2011

Editor's review

This is a tool that helps several option pricing tools.

Real Option Valuation model covers a range of option pricing tools. It helps quantify the embedded strategic value for a range of financial analysis and investment scenarios. Traditionally, discounted cash flow analysis is used to determine if an option is right. However, this mode of analysis will give you an acceptable option only if, the returns on the project exceed the hurdle rate. This fails to consider a range of other strategic options that may be available with many investments. This tool provides several models that can quantify the options proposed. The model will also help identify what options might exist in your proposal. The software provides a “Quick Start” menu that will help which valuation model should be picked and how to interpret data provided by the model.

The tool assists you with information on each of the available models based on different theories. It also helps you in interpreting the results suggested by the theories. The theories considered in the program are three major ones. One is the modified Black Scholes option pricing model. This helps evaluate the options to delay, expand, or abandon investment projects. A second model is the Binomial option model. This creates unlimited binomial option branches. These can help evaluate complex strategic options available at many critical decision points. The third model available is the Nash equilibrium theory based on game theoretic underpinnings. This lets you model leader, follower and simultaneous market entry strategies in a competitive environment. The tool will also provide historical investment and/or industry risk profiles. The interface is well laid out but complex. But then this tool is not for amateurs but for specialists. This should prove to be a valuable tool for investments guidance.

Publisher's description

The Real Option Valuation model encompasses a suite of option pricing tools to quantify the embedded strategic value for a range of financial analysis and investment scenarios. Traditional discounted cash flow investment analysis will only accept an investment if the returns on the project exceed the hurdle rate. While this is a worthwhile exercise, it fails to consider the myriad of strategic options that are associated with many investments. This model provides the ability to identify what options might exist in your proposal and the tools to estimate the quantification of them. The key features of this model include: Ease and flexibility of input, with embedded help prompts, Informative 'Quick Start' menu for choosing the correct tool for the situation, Modified Black Scholes models to value the options to delay, expand, or abandon investments, Automatic binomial 'tree' builder model to evaluate complex strategic options with multiple stages, Nash equilibrium Game Theory model to evaluate market entry strategies in a competitive environment and Ability to predefine historical investment and/or industry risk profiles to utilize across models.
Real Option Valuation
Real Option Valuation
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