Impairment testing issues a result of interpretation of the regulations

BVWireIssue #97-3
October 20, 2010

In a recent webinar by Valuation Research Corporation, Steve Schuetz and P.J. Patel discussed the issues they are seeing related to impairment testing. “Most of the issues are not a result of the regulations but of the interpretation of the regulations,” reports Schuetz.

Recurring issues the two analysts discussed include:

• Enterprise, total assets or equity valuation
• Deferred income tax considerations in applying the goodwill impairment test
• Impairment testing under ASC 360
• Discount rates and the selection of multiples
• Reconciliation of valuation methodologies
• Implied control premiums.

Click here to access the webinar.

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