Lost Profits in Early-Stage Companies
Training Event Transcripts
October 1, 2013
Neil J. Beaton, CPA/ABV, CFA, ASA
John Du Wors, Attorney at Law
Most methods of lost profits analysis and quantification require a comparison of multiple periods of revenues and profits. In the case of an early-stage company, however, the lack of historical earnings creates a unique challenge for the financial expert: how to measure or show economic damages without a credible source of comparative data.
In Part 8 of BVR's 2013 Online Symposium on Economic Damages, expert Neil Beaton and attorney John Du Wors highlight the analysis that can show economic damages for early-stage companies as well as how to apply these methods in a manner that satisfies admissibility and evidentiary requirements of most courts.