Analytical Models For Forecasting Sales And Cash Flow

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York City

December 6, 2016: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Lawrence Harris '78  will discuss analytical models that can be used to forecast corporate sales, earnings, and cash flow.


The University of Chicago New York Office
Suite 1420
10 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York

Driving Directions:

The University of Chicago NYC Office is located in office building 10 Rockefeller Plaza (part of Rockefeller Center). Entrance to 10 Rockefeller Plaza is on the north side of 48th St. between 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.

Event Details

This presentation will project sales, profit, and cash flow employing S-curves, regression, time series analysis, and Big Data. The following companies will be discussed: Amazon, Apple, BlackBerry, NetFlix, Nike, Smith & Wesson, Tesla, and Twitter. The presentation will include multiple examples, and is designed to be accessible to a non-quantitative audience. Space is limited.


$15 per person


Register Online

Deadline: 12/5/2016

Speaker Profiles

Lawrence Harris (Speaker) '78
Private Investor

Lawrence Harris is a private investor. Previously, he spent 25 years as an equity analyst. He worked for a number of investment banks and research firms, including Kemper Securities, Bear Stearns, and Oppenheimer. He was twice named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the Best on the Street analysts for stock selection in Communications Technology. The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Barron's, Fortune, and BusinessWeek have cited his investment views. He has also appeared on CNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg Television. He has spoken at a number of public forums, including the UCLA Business Forecasting Conference and the annual UCLA Wireless Internet for Mobile Enterprise Consortium. Mr. Harris has also worked for AT&T, Rockwell International, and Arthur D. Little. He earned an AB in Economics from Lafayette College in 1976 and an MBA in Finance and International Business from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1978. In 2016, he completed The Oxford Chicago Valuation Programme and earned an Advanced Certificate for Executives (ACE) from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


Lawrence Harris '78