Preview of the July 2022 issue of Business Valuation Update

BVWireIssue #237-3
June 22, 2022

Here’s what you’ll see:

  • An Actual Brand Valuation Report a Court Rejected as ‘Speculative’” (BVR Editor). Text (redacted) of a valuation report for the brand name of a local hotel and resort used in a dissenting shareholder case. Can you spot why the court rejected the valuation as being too speculative?
  • Highlights From the 2022 NYSSCPA BVLS Conference” (BVR Editor). Money laundering, earnouts, valuing debt, and SPAC enforcement are a few of the topics presented at the Business Valuation and Litigation Services (BVLS) conference hosted by the New York State Society of CPAs. Here are some key takeaways.
  • How Judges Compare Competing DCF Analyses” (BVR Editor). Two valuation experts are far apart in their opinion of value using the income approach. What does the judge focus on when comparing the two analyses?
  • Appraisers Have the Highest Exclusion Rate Under Daubert, Per PwC Study” (BVR Editor). A look at the latest study from PwC that analyzes challenges to financial expert witnesses (appraisers, accountants, economists, and others) under the Daubert standards from 2000 to 2020. Also, some classic advice on how to survive a Daubert challenge.
  • Misusing the Market Prices of High-Vote Shares When Estimating a Discount for Lack of Voting Rights” (Gilbert E. Matthews, CFA). When analysts estimate a valuation discount for the lack of voting rights in the stock of a private company, they typically look to the public market. Many studies have compared the market prices of publicly traded high-vote shares with the market prices of publicly traded low-vote shares. Unfortunately, when the inputs into these studies are examined, the emperor has no clothes.
  • Why Analysts Should Consider the Asset Approach for Going Concerns” (BVR Editor). Weston Kirk and Robert Reilly, who are both with Willamette Management, urge analysts not to reject the asset approach for going concerns automatically. And they stress (multiple times) that the asset approach is not the same as the cost approach.

The issue also includes:

  • A full section of “BV News and Trends/Global BV News and Trends”;
  • Regular features: “Ask the Experts” and “Tip of the Month”;
  • BV data spotlight: “DealStats MVIC/EBITDA Trends,” “ktMINE Royalty Rate Data,” “Economic Outlook for the Month,” and the “Cost of Capital Center”; and
  • BVLaw Case Update: The latest court cases that involve business valuation issues.

To stay current on business valuation, check out the July 2022 issue of Business Valuation Update.

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