Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject Business economics - Miscellaneous, grade: A, University of Bradford (School of Management), course: Strategic Financial Management, 29 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The valuation of a company is fundamental for financial and strategic decision making. One of the first structured approaches to assess the value of a company was the so-called Shareholder Value Analysis developed by Rappaport (1986). Heidentified value drivers in three different areas, namely Finance, Investment and Business. The theory says that improvement of these value drivers leads directly to an increase in shareholder value (Spencer and Francis 1998).
In this assignment, the company to be evaluated, namely adidas, will be presented and then analysed concerning the value delivery in recent years. After that, different methods of company valuation will be explained and applied to adidas. The assignment will finish with a critical appraisal of the findings.