What It's Worth: Valuing Electrical Contracting Companies

July 2017 PDF (105 pages)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Valuing electrical contracting companies presents several unique challenges including the business’s work backlog, underlying contracts, and bonding requirements, to name a few. With increased activity in the sales of electrical contracting companies, BVR's special report, What It’s Worth: Valuing Electrical Contracting Companies, is your resource for understanding the accounting, operational, and workforce components that affect value within this dynamic industry. With guidance from valuation experts Erin Hollis, Matthew Crane, and others, this report explores the components that go into valuing electrical contractors, as well as the risk factors associated with their operations. In addition, it provides a perspective for company owners on how to maximize their business value and plan for the future. Power up your electrical contractor valuation expertise with this must-have resource.

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  • Get important industry trends to help you benchmark the value of electrical contracting companies - access data and analysis from Pratt's Stats and rules of thumb from the Business Reference Guide on the sale of these types of businesses

  • Gain key insights into the value drivers for electrical contracting companies - learn the unique accounting, operational, and workforce qualities of these types of businesses, as well as the risk factors that are associated with their operations

  • Explore a real-world case study of an electrical contracting company valuation utilizing the income approach - includes a thorough review of the company’s financial statements, assessment of its liquidity, profitability, and intangible value, as well as other factors

  • Learn why the cost approach may be the most appropriate method to value this type of company in the absence of market data and an arbitrary outlook for future income

Table of Contents


  • Introduction
    By Erin Hollis, ASA, CDBV (Marshall & Stevens, Inc.)

  • SECTION I:  Value Drivers and Valuation of Electrical Contracting Companies
    • Chapter 1.  Unique Factors that Drive Electrical Contracting Company Value
    • Chapter 2. Methods for Valuing Electrical Contracting Companies (A Case Study)
    • Chapter 3.  Special Considerations in Valuing Electrical Contracting Companies
    • Chapter 4.  The Cost Approach May Be the Best for Construction Firms—Here’s Why
      By Matthew Crane, ASA, CPA/ABV (Marshall & Stevens, Inc.)
    • Chapter 5.  Current Market for Electrical Contracting Companies

    • Chapter 6.  How Electrical Contracting Companies Are Sold:  Planning a Successful Exit Strategy
    • Chapter 7.  Succession Planning Builds Electrical Contractor Company Value

    • Chapter 8.  Electrical Contracting Company Valuation Multiples Based on Pratt’s Stats Data
    • Chapter 9.  Pricing Electrical Contractors—Rules of Thumb
    • Chapter 10.  Additional Resources for Research on Electrical Contracting Companies