Why DCF Sucks for Digital Valuation. (Tech Strategy – Podcast 101)

Discounted cash flow (DCF) is a common method for valuing businesses. However, DCF is a poor method for valuing digital businesses. This is because digital businesses are characterized by rapid growth, unpredictable cash flows, and network effects. As a result, the assumptions underlying DCF are not met, and the resulting valuations are often inaccurate.