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Value Drivers and Considerations for Valuing Hotels

While hotels are a business and as such may be appraised as any other business would be, there are some distinguishing factors that valuation experts need to consider. As with any business being valued, each case will be different, and there may be other tangible and intangible assets to consider for your subject hotel. Read more >>

Is Your Cost of Capital Data Backing You Into a Corner?

In a recent article from the Business Valuation Update, we covered a court case that was a good example of a cost of capital analysis gone awry. One of the problems the financial expert had was trying to use her professional judgment on one of the inputs, but the data she used did not support her opinion. So she found herself in the uncomfortable position of trying to explain why she chose not to go where the data were leading her. Read more >>

Six Profit Indicators to Consider When Valuing Veterinary Practices

The various attributes of a veterinary clinic, such as location, the affluence of clientele, and the quality of medicine practiced, may all be outstanding and provide support for value considerations in veterinary practices. However, such characteristics do not provide insights into the profitability of the practice. Read more >>

Tales From the Trenches: How to Successfully Use Statistics—Without Being a Data Guru

Mark Twain said there are “lies, damned lies and statistics.” Some valuation experts may be uncomfortable using statistics in an engagement. But you don’t have to be a statistics guru to successfully use them when the engagement calls for it. For instance, many damages litigations include the use of regression analyses and/or statistical sampling. Both are statistical methods of determining the amount of damages in a dispute. Read more >>

Case Study: How an expert business appraiser used DealStats to value a popular Italian restaurant in California

BVR’s most recent case study explains how a valuation professional used DealStats to help determine the value of an Italian restaurant and how the platform provided the real-world data necessary to arrive at a reliable value conclusion. Read more >>

10 tips for business valuation report writing and standards compliance

How to write a business valuation report may seem an unlikely subject. However, several current trends reflect confusion in this area and make it surprisingly relevant. In BVR’s evergreen special report, “How to Write Bulletproof Valuation Reports,” expert valuator Sheri Schultz provides her top 10 practical tips for best report-writing practices. Read more >>

Grow your business valuation practice with unique content that showcases your expertise

As a financial professional, you know the value of staying in touch with your clients and prospects, but where do you start and how do you find the time to create unique content to engage your audience and add value to their professional lives? Content marketing, the creation and sharing of online materials such as blog posts, videos, and social media posts, has gained popularity in recent years. Why? Because consumers are now more than ever attracted to friendly brands that focus on relationship building. Read more >>

Key Updates and Insights in the U.S. Economy

Having a firm grasp on the current state of the economy is vital to any business valuation engagement. Business valuation experts and many other industry professionals rely on economic indicators as a key point of reference in their work. Economic factors can have a significant impact when valuing businesses, evaluating mergers and acquisitions, and a variety of other financial analyses. Read more >>

10 takeaways from the 2019 NACVA conference

Many interesting topics were discussed at the 2019 Annual Consultants’ Conference this past June in Salt Lake City presented by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) and the Consultants’ Training Institute. We’ve identified some of the notable takeaways for those of you who could not attend. Read more >>

Industry forecast, profit drivers, and inherent risks for pest control services

Vertical IQ, an easy-to-use online service that focuses on the financial aspects of how firms operate in a particular industry, quickly turns you into an industry expert with hard-to-find intelligence on small- and medium-sized businesses. The following covers many of the unique areas of pest control services, which specialize in residential or non-residential services, including the industry forecast, business size and structure, profit drivers, and risks to watch out for. Read more >>

EBITDA multiples by industry: 2Q 2019 analysis on private-company selling prices

Business Valuation Resources recently published EBITDA multiples by industry in our DealStats Value Index (DVI). DVI presents an aggregated summary of valuation multiples and profit margins for over 30,000 sold private companies listed in our DealStats database. This post includes some of the highlights from the report. Read more >>

Do the Valuation Multiples You’re Using Actually Apply to Your Firm?

In my last Perspective (November 2018), I touched on the importance of why using the “right” level of profit was important when comparing valuations of one’s firm to others on an earnings multiple basis (e.g., 4.2x EBITDA, 3.9x EBIT, etc.). Although there are various levels of profit that firms rely on for quick pricing indications, I focused solely on EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) and EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation & amortization) for the sake of simplicity. Read more >>

New survey uncovers the most effective ways to get more business valuation clients

Over 160 business valuation, forensic, and litigation support (BVFLS) firms responded to BVR’s survey conducted in late 2018 on their best practices in financial management, marketing, human resources, compensation, and professional and ownership standards. While respondents said they use many different marketing techniques, the one-on-one meeting with prospective clients continues to be the best way to bring in valuation business. Read more >>

The Secrets to Expert Testimony That Engage and Persuade a Court

It happens more than you think. Smart experts who know what to say sometimes falter in how they say it. How can you ensure this doesn’t happen to you as an expert? In a recent article published in BVR’s Business Valuation Update, expert Deborah Johnson, MC, covers the secrets to expert testimony that engage and persuade the court including what jurors want, a polished preparation, hard skills vs. soft skills, and more. Read more >>

Top management practices for business valuation, forensic, and litigation support firms

According to BVR's recent guide, Firm Economics & Best Practices Guide, 2019-2020 edition, the BVFLS industry seems to be on an uptick. What are some of the specific practices used to guarantee these great results? A partial list of the most successful new management practices or policies are listed here. Read more >>

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