Bully Mays

Registration for 2017 Competition Now Open!

The preliminary round of the 2017 competition will be held on Thursday, September 28, and Friday, September 29, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. each day. Four teams will be chosen to advance to the final round on Friday, October 13.

Deadline for Registration is Sept. 21, 2017

Bully Mays, ace pitcher and competition mascot, is equally at home on Wall Street or on the ball field. Whether he's pitching stocks or pitching sliders, he's as proud of his ROI as he is of his ERA.

Bully invites students from the School of Business Administration to participate in the second annual Richard P. & Susan P. Davis Stock Pitch Competition to be held on Thursday, September 28, and Friday, September 29, 2017. Deadline for registration is Thursday, September 21, 2017. Cash prizes will be awarded as follows:

     1st Place Team - $2,000
     2nd Place Team - $1,500
     3rd Place Team - $1,000
     4th Place Team - $500

Cash awards must be divided equally among team members.

Never pitched a stock before? No worries. We will hold training camps for rookies, the first of which is scheduled before the registration deadline so you'll have an idea of what's involved before committing.

What is a Stock Pitch?

A stock pitch is basically a sales pitch intended to persuade the listener(s) to purchase the stock being recommended. (Although some competitions permit "sell" recommendations, our pitches are strictly "buys;" in other words, a "long only" competition.) Your stock pitch will take the form of a PowerPoint enhanced presentation.

RULES

Competing teams

Teams are to consist of at least two, but not more than three, undergraduate students currently enrolled full time in the School of Business Administration at the University of Dayton.

The competition will be limited to 24 teams, so don't delay in registering.

All team members must actively participate in the preparation and presentation of the pitch, as well as in the follow-up Q&A session with the judges.

Cash awards must be divided equally among all team members, and are subject to taxation.

stock selection

Any stock pitched must currently be publicly traded on either the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ.

No exchange-traded funds (ETFs) or mutual funds.

The market capitalization of the company being pitched must be at least $2 billion.

You do not have to identify the stock you will pitch at the time of registration; however, your PowerPoint presentation must be e-mailed as an attachment to mnicodemus1@udayton.edu by midnight on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

pitch presentation

All teams will pitch long positions only, which means yours must be a "buy" recommendation as opposed to a "sell" or "hold."

Pitches may be up to 30 minutes in length, and will be immediately followed by a brief Q&A session with the judges.

Sources must be cited by footnote at the bottom of any slide reflecting tables, charts, or other data not originally created by the team.

judging

A two-person panel in the preliminary round, and a three-person panel in the final round, consisting of faculty and/or investment professionals will evaluate pitches based on the quality of analysis, presentation skills, Q&A expertise, and strength of investment thesis.

Four teams from the first round on September 28/29 will advance to the final round on October 13.

training camp

A pre-season training camp will offer an overview of a stock pitch, touching on each of the elements the judges will expect you to cover in your presentation. "Coach" Dan Kapusta will help you prepare for competitive play.

                                                                           TRAINING CAMP
                                                                MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
                                                                                  8:00 P.M.
                                                                          MIRIAM HALL 103


pitch guidelines & scoring rubric

Click here to download document.

If you have questions, call Peggy at 937-229-4761, or e-mail her at mnicodemus1@udayton.edu.



RESOURCES AND REFERENCE MATERIALS

short introductory Videos to relevant topics

What is the Intrinsic Value of a Stock? (00:01:45)

How to Choose the Best Stock Valuation Method (00:01:40)

Discounted Cash Flow (00:01:55)

Dividend Discount Model (00:01:46)

Understanding Free Cash Flow (00:01:55)

Equity Valuation:  The Comparables Approach (00:01:25)

Value Stock (00:01:18)

Five Must-Have Metrics for Value Investors (00:02:03)

Difference Between a Growth and a Value Stock (00:02:47)

Porter's Five Forces (00:01:44)

Competitive Advantage (00:01:32)

stock pitch videos

Duke University's Smart Women Securities Team Pitching Caterpillar (00:10:39)

Taylor University's Student Endowment Team Pitching Accenture (00:07:50)

Alfred University's SMIF Pitching Capital One (00:06:38)

Fink Stock Pitch Competition 2015 (Please note that this video features MBA students offering lengthier pitches than our competition allows.)

online articles

Stock Pitch Worksheet - Duke University

London Business School Investment Management Club - Must-Haves in Investment Write-Ups (Click on "Guidelines")

How to Choose the Best Stock Valuation Method

Selecting a Valuation Method

How to Value Stocks

registration

The deadline for registration is Thursday, September 21, 2017. You do not have to identify your stock pick at the time of registration, but you will have to e-mail your finished PowerPoint to mnicodemus1@udayton.edu by midnight on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.




The Richard P. & Susan P. Davis Stock Pitch Competition is recognized as an official University of Dayton R.I.S.E. program.
Small R.I.S.E. No UD

Stock Pitch Competition

Department of Economics & Finance

Miriam Hall 510 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2251

937-229-2416