Building and Analyzing Financial Models I - The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships® a Tetra Tech Company


Building and Analyzing Financial Models I

CEUs: 6.0

Course Description

Without systematic and comprehensive financial planning, review, and analysis, project developers and owners cannot assess the bankability and viability of a project. In this IP3 course titled, Building and Analyzing Financial Models I, we focus exclusively on the techniques of building, interpreting, and analyzing a project financial model using Microsoft Excel®.

The structure of this course is unlike any other that IP3 offers, as the focus each day is on learning certain financing and accounting techniques, and practicing those techniques in an on-going project case study. Each day, the IP3 financial modeling facilitator will build additional elements into the financial model. By the end of the course, participants will not only understand all key accounting and financial terms and how to use them, but will have applied them to a simulated PPP project model.

Learning Outcomes

Through successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key accounting and finance terms and concepts used in financial models
  • Develop best practices and shortcuts for spreadsheet modeling
  • Determine the key input variables to an infrastructure financing spreadsheet
  • Integrate and link key financial statements including the profit and loss, balance sheet, and cash flow waterfall into a financial model
  • Build a capital expenditure worksheet that details the timing and amounts of CapEx including interest capitalized during construction
  • Develop a funding worksheet that helps determine the debt capacity of a project
  • Develop and interpret key output worksheets which summarize the profitability measures (NPV and IRR) and various debt service cover ratios (DSCR)
  • Perform key sensitivity and scenario analyses to determine how robust the project is under a range of downside assumptions
  • Create a comprehensive financial model and present/defend the financing viability to experts and your peers

Who Will Benefit

  • National, regional, and local government officials responsible for infrastructure financial modeling
  • Contract officers and regulatory commissioners
  • Financial analysts from PPP or privatization units
  • Public servants, utility managers, executives, and financial experts
  • Audit or project managers
  • Staff of bilateral and multilateral international organizations

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