Assessing investment in LPG bulk storage facilities and filling centers in Sub-Saharan Africa

This five day course will cover and discuss the following topics:

  • The project
    • Life cycle of a project
    • Role of financial evaluation in a business case
  • General principles of investments’ evaluation
    • Revenues, costs, margin, capex, risk, WACC
  • Main valuation techniques
    • NPV
    • IRR(M)
    • Payback
    • Accounting ratios
    • Real options analysis
    • Scenario modelling
  • Discounted Cash Flow
    • WACC calculation
    • Capex estimates
    • Revenue and cost estimates
    • Impact of pricing structures
    • Working capital estimates
    • Impact of inflation
    • Sensitivity analysis
    • Importance of business assumptions
  • Building of financial models
    • Worked example: storage terminal
    • Worked example: bottling plant
    Implementation phase
    • Execution, project close and follow-up

Your Course Consultant: James McCullagh, CITAC Executive Director