Valuing and Investing in Equities - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128138489

Valuing and Investing in Equities

1st Edition

CROCI: Cash Return on Capital Investment

Authors: Francesco Curto
Paperback ISBN: 9780128138489
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st March 2020
Page Count: 250
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Valuing and Investing in Equities: CROCI: Cash Return on Capital Investment develops a common-sense framework for value investors. By distinguishing investors from speculators, it acknowledges the variety of styles and goals in the financial markets. After explaining the intuition behind due diligence, portfolio construction, and stock picking, it shows the reader how to perform these steps and how to evaluate their results. Francesco Curto illuminates the costs and opportunities afforded by valuation strategies, inflation, and bubbles, emphasizing their effects on each other within the CROCI framework. Balancing analytics with an engaging clarity, the book neatly describes a comprehensive, time-tested approach to investing. Annual returns from this investment approach demand everyone’s attention.

Key Features

  • Describes the Cash Return on Capital Invested (CROCI) methodology
  • Shows how CROCI identifies undervalued and overvalued sectors
  • Provides a step by step approach in building investment strategies
  • Presents 20 years of insights from CROCI’s valuation and investment results
  • Highlights the practical advantages of CROCI over other factors


Graduate students and professionals working in equities markets, especially in financial trading, company valuations, portfolio construction, and market microstructure

Table of Contents

  1. Equities, Back to Basics
    2. Equities and the World from the Bottom
    3. Equities and the Academic World
    4. Investing in Equities


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About the Author

Francesco Curto

Francesco Curto, PhD, Co-Head of Research at DWS, Head of CROCI ■ Managing Director, is Head of the CROCI® Investment Strategy and Valuation Group at DWS, and Co-Head of Research at DWS. He joined Deutsche Bank in September 1998. In his time at DB, he has been Senior European Strategist, Senior Global Strategist and has been involved in all the major developments of CROCI® (database, bottom-up research, indices) ■ He joined from Warwick Business School, where he was a Research Fellow. He holds a degree in Business Economics (Economia Aziendale) from "Universita' di Venezia" and a PhD in Strategic Management from Warwick University ■ His interests are fundamental valuation, value strategies, politics, economics and the dynamics of industrial and corporate change ■ He is a regular guest-host at CNBC.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of CROCI Investment Strategy and Valuation Group, Deutsche Bank AG, London, UK

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