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New lease rules jolt stock returns

Stock valuations took a one-time shock in the first quarter of 2019, possibly because of the new lease accounting standards from the Financial Accounting Standards Board, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.

New Guidance in the IVS Update Effective Jan. 1, 2020

The IVSC’s International Valuation Standards have been adopted by more than 100 countries. Important components of the extensive recent update include guidance on deriving discount rates and a new section on complex financial structures.

RICS 31 January Red Book update could lead to more ‘mandatory’ financial valuation standards

The new RICS Valuation—Global Standards (generally known as the ‘Red Book’) come into effect on 31 January and replace the edition issued in 2017.

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2020 Edition

January 2020 Hardcover, PDF

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BVR has you covered with the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2020. This newest edition from the publishers of Business Valuation Update covers the year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in business valuation, and more. This critical desktop reference keeps you ahead of your peers with on-the-ground reporting from valuation experts, thought-leaders, and BVR’s editorial team. Learn more >>

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.

New IVS, including extensive guidance on deriving discount rates, becomes effective 1 January 2020

The latest revisions to the IVSC’s International Valuation Standards, having completed the lengthy public comment and review process, become effective 1 January 2020.

Further responses from BVWire—UK’s analysis of the ‘headwind’ effect of IFRS 16

BVWire—UK received a number of responses to the last issue’s coverage of a new study that suggests a possible reduction in forecasted profits as companies adapt IFRS 16.

Shares and Assets Valuation Fiscal Forum requests agenda topics for February meeting

The next SAV Fiscal Forum will be held on Tuesday, 25 February 2020, commencing at 1 p.m.

Do business valuers need to reduce their profit forecasts due to an IFRS 16 ‘headwind’?

IFRS 16, now in effect, has been called many things, and an excellent new analysis by The Footnotes Analyst supports a new conclusion: Lease-heavy companies may increasingly see their profits suffer as they comply, particularly if lease liabilities are inflation-linked.

FASB delays several sets of accounting standards

The FASB has voted to delay the effective dates for private companies and certain other entities for the standards on accounting for leases, credit losses (known as CECL), and hedging.

New lease accounting standards create overlooked challenges for business valuation professionals

Most of the analysis of the IASB’s IFRS 16 rule on lease accounting, which went into effect in January 2019, has been from the audit and accounting side.

UK perspectives on OECD’s upcoming transfer pricing harmonisation efforts

‘Some jurisdictions have acted unilaterally, some have made failed attempts, while some have adopted a “wait and see” approach,’ the current issue of Bloomberg BNA’s Transfer Pricing Forum says.

IVS update includes guidance for complex capital structures

For the first time, the International Valuation Standards (IVS) include guidance for valuers whose engagements require that the entire enterprise value be allocated across various classes of economic or control rights.

Deloitte puts further reliance on IVS

The Big Four firm has contributed financial and staff support to IVSC since the organisation was founded, but now it’s aligning professionally with the need for harmonised standards in the form of the IVS.

Global BV News: Two reports examine valuation impact of new IFRS 16 lease accounting

Equity values should remain unchanged, but enterprise values increase under IFRS 16 lease accounting rules, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2019, for many companies, according to two new reports from KPMG and Deloitte.

New FASB philosophy staggers effective dates

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has outlined a new philosophy under which it plans to extend and simplify effective dates for private companies, smaller public companies, not-for-profit organizations, and employee benefit plans.

Next update for IVS 2017 becomes effective 1 January 2020

Business valuers who comply with the IVSC’s International Valuation Standards (IVS) will have a new update effective the end of the year.

Current news on the business valuation profession in the UK

Business Valuation Resources (BVR) recently launched a free ezine that follows the business valuation profession and its expanding role in regulatory, fiscal, contentious, and compliance valuations in the United Kingdom.

European real estate valuers continue the process of creating new EU business valuation standards

UK business valuers who are already members of (or well familiar with) RICS, might get a sense of deja vu from the news that The European Group of Valuation Associations (TEGoVA) held the first meeting of the business valuation standards committee in Dubrovnik last week.

New IVS business valuation guidance on nonfinancial liabilities on schedule for next month

‘Nonfinancial liabilities is one area where very little if anything has been published by any other valuation body,’ says Andreas Ohl, chair of the IVSC Business Valuation Board.

First meeting in international financial instruments valuation board held in London

Various efforts to set standards for the valuation of financial instruments have been attempted, but ‘investors, regulators, chartered accountants, and the banks are unified since the last financial crisis,’ says Gavin Francis, HSBC’s chief accounting officer in London and past technical director of the IASB.

Brand valuation consultancy joins the IVSC

Brand Finance became the first brand valuation consultancy to join the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC).

USPAP updates explained in free webinar on May 22

The Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation recently published the Summary of Actions, which is an overview of the 2020-21 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

ASB unanimously adopts 2020-21 USPAP

The Appraisal Standards Board, an independent board of The Appraisal Foundation, adopted unanimously the 2020-21 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

ASB to discuss 2020-21 USPAP April 5

On April 5, the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) will lead a discussion about the fourth exposure draft proposals for the 2020-21 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

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