Latest issue of the ASA BVReview now in BVRPro

BVWireIssue #229-4
October 27, 2021

valuation methods & approaches
restricted stock, risk analysis, discount for lack of marketability (DLOM), multiple, customer relationships

The BVResearch Pro platform contains the full archive of BVReview (going back to 1982!), the business valuation journal of the American Society of Appraisers. The latest issue (Summer 2021) has been added to the platform, and it has these articles:

  • “A Current View of the Restricted Stock Studies and Restricted Stock Discounts” (Z. Christopher Mercer, Mercer Capital). Restricted stock studies can be helpful for marketability discount determinations, but too many valuation analysts continue to rely on simplistic comparisons with averages of restricted stock discounts from dated studies.
  • “When Averaging Multiples, the Arithmetic Mean Is Inferior to the Harmonic Mean” (Gilbert E. Matthews, Sutter Securities). A multiple is an inverted ratio with price in the numerator. The harmonic mean is a statistically sound method for averaging inverted ratios. It should be used as a measure of central tendency for multiples, along with the median.
  • “Attrition Analysis, Midperiod Convention, and Customer Retirement Forecasts” (Richard K. Ellsworth). Valuation practitioners that develop an attrition analysis founded on a midperiod retirement convention should not then apply an end-of-period convention when forecasting customer retirements.
  • “Business Valuation: An Integrated Theory.” This is a review by William H. Frazier of the recently published third edition of Business Valuation: An Integrated Theory (BVIT) by Z. Christopher Mercer and Travis W. Harms.

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