New guideline public comps tool makes public debut

BVWireIssue #211-5
April 29, 2020

guideline public company method
market approach, public company comparables, public company comps

A large audience watched the first public demo of an affordable alternative to existing platforms on the market that appraisers use for the guideline public-company method (GPCM). BVR’s Guideline Public Company Comps Tool lets you instantly access complete financial statements, financial ratios, and multiples for comparable companies—and then easily save your comps. Questions from the audience provided a more detailed look at the new tool:

  • Where do you get the data? BVR has partnered with Intrinio, a financial data company, which sources the data from public-company filings with the SEC;
  • How often are the data updated? The tool is updated daily with data from new 10-Qs and 10-Ks, typically captured within 30 minutes of being filed with the SEC.
  • Can the tool suggest additional comparables to include in my analysis based on the comps I have already identified? Yes. The tool provides suggested companies that are derived from those that were used in sets of guideline comparable companies in fairness opinions. BVR conducts proprietary research on these comparable company sets and maps them into the tool.
  • Can I export the results to Excel? Yes, and an Excel add-in is included with the subscription.

A recording of the free webinar is be available. To learn more about the Guideline Public Company Comps Tool and request your own demo, call BVR at 1-503-479-8200 or email at

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