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Good News: Key Research on Private Cost of Capital Is Back

On the brink of ending its long run, the Private Capital Markets Project from Pepperdine University has secured funding to continue its ongoing survey of expected rates of return of providers in the private capital market.

Measuring, Documenting, and Defending the Company-Specific Equity Risk Premium Selection

Join Robert Reilly and Connor Thurman for a dive into the theoretical basis for including a company-specific equity risk premium (CSRP) in the analyst’s cost of equity capital measurement analysis. Learn about measurement procedures and documentation procedures that the analyst may need to perform in the CSRP selection analysis. Also attendees will receive guidance to aid the analyst in the defense of the CSRP selection in a litigation context. Get the best practices you need ...

Understanding Business Valuation - 6th edition

February 2022 Hardcover, PDF

Gary Trugman

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

In this exciting new edition of Understanding Business Valuation, Gary Trugman takes his characteristic talent for simplifying the technical and complex to even greater heights.  In his easy-to-read and understand style he covers all the bases with valuation approaches, methods, and techniques. Trugman identifies critical points in his callout notes throughout the publication.  Learn more >>

Surprising results in private cost of capital survey

Over half (58%) of privately held business owners believe their cost of equity is less than or equal to 12%, according to the “2021 Private Capital Markets Report” from Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management.

New Pepperdine report on private cost of capital released

The “2021 Private Capital Markets Report” is now available from the Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School.

D&P/Kroll survey of cost of capital inputs

During a recent Duff & Phelps (a Kroll business) webinar, the audience was polled on various valuation and cost of capital topics.

Size effect is ‘fiction,’ Damodaran reiterates

“There has been no size premium for the past 40 years,” said Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business), who has been called the “Dean of Valuation.”

Pepperdine private cost of capital survey is open

A BVWire poll found that 40% of respondents use the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Reports for estimating small private-company cost of capital.

Reminder: Take the Pepperdine private cost of capital survey

The Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project conducts an annual survey of expected rates of return with respect to private companies.

Pepperdine private cost of capital project is back up and running

On the brink of ending its long run, the Private Capital Markets Project from Pepperdine University has secured funding to continue its ongoing survey of expected rates of return of providers in the private capital market.

New paper on IBOR reform and valuation

For many years, interbank-offered rates (IBORs) have set the benchmark rate for lending on an unsecured basis.

Damodaran updates cost of capital data

Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) has started his annual posting of data updates on his website that include risk-free rates, equity risk premiums, corporate default spreads, corporate tax rates, country risk premiums, and other data—all of which is free.

YE2020 data are now in the Cost of Capital Professional

Year-end 2020 data, including equity risk premia, CRSP decile size premia, and industry betas/IRPs, are now available in BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional platform.

New Research Paper Joins Call to ‘Let Go’ of the Size Premium

A look at the latest paper that joins mounting academic research over the recent past that shows that the size effect no longer exists—or was never there in the first place.

Hitchner poll reveals COEC sources of choice

The January 2021 issue of Hardball With Hitchner includes the results of polls that reveal what sources valuation practitioners use for developing cost of equity capital (COEC) estimates.

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2021 Edition

January 2021 Hardcover, PDF

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Always a highly-anticipated annual publication, the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2021 covers the year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements on valuation methodologies in the face of a global pandemic.  It also captures, changes in regulations and professional standards, key takeaways from the best virtual conferences, and tactical practice-building ideas. This critical desktop reference puts you ahead of the competition with on-the-ground reporting from valuation experts, thought-leaders, and BVR’s expert editorial and legal teams. Learn more >>

Vanguard stock market forecast implies a U.S. ERP of 3% to 5%

Annual returns of U.S. stocks over the next decade are forecasted to be in the “modest 3.7%-5.7% range,” according to a recent market outlook report from Vanguard.

D&P reduces recommended U.S. ERP to 5.5%

Duff & Phelps has decreased its recommended U.S. equity risk premium (ERP) from 6.0% to 5.5% for use as of Dec. 9, 2020, according to a client alert.

D&P enhances infographic on cost of capital

Duff & Phelps has updated its infographic, “Cost of Capital in the Current Environment,” and has enhanced it with new data on the eurozone.

The Absence of a Size Effect: Letting Go Of The Size Premium

Many valuation practitioners believe that there is a size effect and add a size premium to their CAPM cost of equity. In this talk, Cliff Ang will demonstrate why the underlying premise behind the size effect no longer holds and discuss the academic literature and empirical evidence on the absence of a size effect. He then dives into the related issue, which is why valuation practitioners should let go of the size premium.

‘The “Normalized” Risk-Free Rate: Fiction or Science Fiction?’

That’s the title of a new paper from Pablo Fernandez, a professor in the department of financial management at the University of Navarra—IESE Business School in Spain.

Article says the size effect didn’t vanish—it never existed

The hits keep coming to the existence of the size effect.

What’s the current UK market risk premium?

Finding—and supporting—a precise cost of capital for UK valuations presents many challenges, but a thoughtful analyses by Reuters at least provides some context.

Latest paper in the size-effect debate

Some appraisers believe that the size effect has diminished or disappeared since it was first documented in 1981.

Global BV News: New module added to Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator

A new international industry benchmarking module will be available in late October for the Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator.

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