About its creators

Aswath Damodaran is a professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business, New York University.

Anant Sundaram is a professor of Finance at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Anant and Aswath teach valuation and corporate finance classes to MBAs and executives.

The software was coded by Xiandong Ren, Jianfeng Huo, Yuting Cheng and Xin Wang, Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College

 © 2011 - 2014 Damodaran & Sundaram. All Rights Reserved

About this app

uValue is a corporate valuation app for the iPad (now also available in its fully functional form for the iPhone and iPod Touch). The app helps you value businesses using conceptually rigorous, yet practical, widely-used tools. You can value firms using  the ‘weighted average cost of capital’ (WACC, or 'cost of capital') approach, the ‘adjusted present value’ (APV) approach, the ‘dividend growth model’ (DGM), or real option valuation (ROV) techniques. The app also includes a set of handy calculators to value bonds, annuities and perpetuities, as well as to calculate the cost of capital, to forecast exchange rates, to lever/unlever betas, and so forth.

The app is free. We want anyone who is keen to do a good valuation, anywhere, to have access to self-contained, fully-functional tools to do so. Time and again, we see that poor investment decisions start with poor valuations. Consequently, uValue is fundamentally educational in its intent — it comes with three important features: pop-up boxes that define and explain every input or concept, a uValue Companion that is a mini-textbook on valuation, and links to a data set that give you industry data benchmarks.

uValue presumes basic familiarity with financial statements. With the WACC and the APV models, you can also choose between 'Detailed' or 'Simple' versions. (There is a section that walks you through how to make choices if you're not sure.) You do have to agree to a disclaimer within the app before you can use it.

We hope you have fun with uValue, and enjoy using it!

iPad App details

  1. Latest version: uValue 2.0, last updated Jan 2014.
  2. Rating: 4+
  3. Price: Free
  4. Primary category: Finance
  5. Secondary category: Business
  6. Support email: uValueapp@gmail.com

iPhone/iPod Touch App details

  1. Latest version: uValueMobile 2.1, last uploaded Feb 2014.
  2. Rating: 4+
  3. Price: Free
  4. Primary category: Finance
  5. Secondary category: Business
  6. Support email: uValueapp@gmail.com

Errata and corrections

Much as we have tried to dot every 'i' and cross every 't', it is possible that glitches remain. (Do let us know if/as/when you find them. Thanks in advance!). 

Since we will offer app updates only once every few weeks, when we do find errors, we will post suggested corrections (as well as ways to work around them) in the section Errata & Corrections (see tab above).

A special message for iPhone 4/4S users still with iOS6: We have discovered that the new iOS7 version of uValue that we have uploaded -- which Apple now requires us to do -- creates major formatting issues for those with iPhone 4/4S who are still on the previous version of the operating system, i.e., iOS6. It works fine, however, if you upgrade your operating system to iOS7. It also works fine for those with iPhone 5/5C/5S. We are truly sorry about this, but there's not much that we can do. 

Also, we know that the iPhone version has some slight formatting issues in iOS 8, and we're working on it.....