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Valuing Banks

A New Corporate Finance Approach


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Federico Beltrame, Daniele Previtali
    Pages 1-5
  3. Federico Beltrame, Daniele Previtali
    Pages 7-40
  4. Federico Beltrame, Daniele Previtali
    Pages 41-81
  5. Federico Beltrame, Daniele Previtali
    Pages 83-109
  6. Federico Beltrame, Daniele Previtali
    Pages 111-153
  7. Federico Beltrame, Daniele Previtali
    Pages 175-225
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 227-242

About this book


Bank valuation is one of the most difficult topics to address in corporate finance. The application of standard valuation methodologies can be limited and heavily influenced by the varying specifics of regulation, business process, equity and debt capital function (among others) among banks. Generally, these limitations result in the application of a simplified equity-side approach based on dividends. Yet, dividends represent a synthetic measure of cash and, therefore, often do not present an accurate view of the value creation process in terms of cash flows.

This book aims to overcome the limitations the variations in bank-specifics impose by providing a bank-specific valuation theoretical framework and a new asset-side model. The book includes also a constructive comparison of equity and asset side methods. The authors present a novel framework entitled, the “Asset Mark-down Model”. This method incorporates an Adjusted Present Value model, which allows practitioners to identify the main value creation sources of a particular bank: from asset-based cash flow and the mark-down on deposits, to tax benefits on bearing liabilities. Through the implementation of this framework, the authors offer a more accurate and more specific approach to valuing banks.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of UdineUDINEItaly
  2. 2.Luiss Guido Carli UniversityRomeItaly

About the authors

Federico Beltrame is Lecturer in Banking and Finance in the Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Udine, Italy. He holds a PhD in Business Science from the same University. His main research interests are related to SMEs’ cost of capital, banks’ capital structure and Mutual Guarantee Credit Institutions. 

Daniele Previtali is post-doc fellow and lecturer at Luiss Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy. He holds a Ph.D. in Banking and Finance from University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy. In 2012, he was a visiting PhD candidate at Stern School of Business, New York, USA. His main research interests concern banks valuation, banks’ capital structure and innovation. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Valuing Banks
  • Book Subtitle A New Corporate Finance Approach
  • Authors Federico Beltrame
    Daniele Previtali
  • Series Title Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-56141-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-85100-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-56142-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 242
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Banking
    Capital Markets
    Corporate Finance
    Investment Appraisal
    Risk Management
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Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking