The most widely used restricted stock transaction database for providing empirical support for a discount for lack of marketability (DLOM) is the Stout Restricted Stock Study (formerly FMV Opinions). The 2020 version of the “Stout Restricted Stock Study Companion Guide” is now available. It reflects updated tables and graphs that contain new transactions. The study is updated quarterly and contains 759 screened transactions with up to 60 data fields. The database includes the Stout Calculator, which makes it easy to use Stout’s methodology and determine a DLOM driven by the financial characteristics of your subject company, as well as the volatility of the market. This is the preferred analysis as opposed to a simple listing of all the studies and their average discounts and then pulling a DLOM out of what may be perceived to be thin air. To download the new “Stout Restricted Stock Study Companion Guide,” click here
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