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Besides financial firms, there are some special theoretical problems with
valuing utilities, and commodity related firms whose pricing and profits
are a direct function of a commodity price. (i.e., no problem with
oilfield service companies or maybe even refiners, but a problem with pure oil firms or mines).

A lot of otherwise good valuation methods will work better steering clear of those too.
It's a lot easier to value "ordinary" product and service companies,
and if you're using a single method to do comparisons, it might work
best to do it only in this universe.

Just a thought.

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