Faculty Advisor

Wilkens, Kathryn A.


Over the past couple years we have witnessed the impressive performance, followed by the demise, of Internet related stocks. Share prices skyrocketed while many valuation models suggested that these stocks were grossly overpriced. These predictions largely reflected the conventional wisdom that the value of a stock depends on its present value of future cash flows. These cash flow predictions are based on existing financial performance and forecasts of future earnings growth. In this project we will analyze current stock valuation methods, and then apply the appropriate models to firms within the networking industry. We will base our research on the earnings and revenue growth of individual firms, in addition to the industry's growth as a whole.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002


Management Information Systems

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

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