This study provides an improved valuation approach for high growth tech firms. We identify the shortcomings of traditional valuation methods and discuss alternative valuation concepts by exploring real option theory. By applying fundamental real option techniques, we expand current valuation theory and present a new framework for company valuation: the Extended Schwartz-Moon model. We demonstrate the relevance and validation of the Extended Schwartz-Moon model by applying it to Spotify in parallel to its listing. The case study provides evidence of that high growth tech firms deserve their apparent high valuation if experiencing high enough growth rate in key variables. The improved model thus contributes to firm valuation, both academically and practically.
|Uddannelser||Cand.merc.oecon Advanced Economics and Finance, (Kandidatuddannelse) Afsluttende afhandling|