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COE Estimates From Leading Data Sets Are All ‘Very Close’

Jim Hitchner conducted a hypothetical engagement using Kroll’s Navigator, BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional, the Pepperdine study, and Damodaran’s data to estimate cost of equity (COE).

High ESG scores lower the cost of capital, study finds

A recent paper says there is significant evidence that companies having a higher environmental, social, and governance (ESG) score have a lower cost of capital.

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2023 Edition

January 2023 PDF, Softcover (426 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

It's that time of year again, BVR's “greatest hits” publication is here!  The Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2023 covers the previous year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in valuation.  It captures changes in regulations and professional standards, key takeaways from professional conferences, and tactical practice-building ideas. This critical desktop reference puts you ahead of the competition with on-the-ground reporting by the BVR editorial team including an Introduction by Andy Dzamba, BVR Executive Editor and insights from notable BV experts. Learn more >>

Damodaran posts his data update for 2023

At the beginning of each year, Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) generously posts a great amount of data on his website that include risk-free rates, equity risk premiums (ERPs), corporate default spreads, corporate tax rates, country risk premiums, and other data—all of which are free.

The 2023 Pepperdine private cost of capital survey is now open

Every year, Pepperdine University conducts an annual survey of expected rates of return with respect to private companies.

Firm nimbleness as a measure of risk

Investors perceive firms with higher levels of inflexibility, such as not being able to scale operations or adapt to changes in profitability, as being riskier and have a higher implied cost of equity, researchers conclude in a new paper.

New Pepperdine Report Creates Buzz at the NACVA Conference

One of the more well-attended sessions at the Business Valuation & Financial Litigation Super Conference hosted by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) was a session Dr. Craig R. Everett conducted. He is the project director of the Private Capital Markets Project from Pepperdine University, which does an ongoing survey of expected rates of return of providers in the private capital market.

Ang Offers SSBV Members More Evidence of the Lack of a Size Effect

Clifford Ang (Compass Lexecon), who offered an impassioned plea to a large group from the UK’s Society of Shares and Business Valuers (SSBV), has become one of the leading proponents of eliminating or minimizing the traditional size premia. Ang has written a number of articles on the size effect and has a new book, Applied Valuation, due out early next year.

Estimating the Extra Risk of Customer Concentration

Interesting comments were made by Roger Grabowski (Kroll), who conducted a session at the American Society of Appraisers International Conference. He discusses the research in this area and how to examine the customer concentration of guideline public companies.

Inflation showcased in lead-off session at the AICPA FVS conference

As this issue rolls off the (virtual) presses, BVWire is attending the AICPA & CIMA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference.

Competition keeps cost of capital platform prices down, experts believe

That’s the feeling of a panel of veteran valuation experts who presented at the recent Forensic and Valuation Conference hosted by the Virginia State Society of CPAs.

Inflation, volatility trigger increase in ERP, per Kroll

Kroll has increased its recommended U.S. equity risk premium (ERP) from 5.5% to 6.0% when developing USD-denominated discount rates as of Oct. 18, 2022.

2022 Pepperdine report on private cost of capital released

A preview of the “2022 Private Capital Markets Report” was presented at the NACVA’s Business Valuation & Financial Litigation Super Conference last week.

Trugman’s Approach to Assessing Company-Specific Risk

This is an excerpt from the new sixth edition of Understanding Business Valuation, which has a companion website that includes a good selection of full sample valuation reports and other supporting material.

Comment on COE data sources survey

In last week’s issue, we reported on a survey of the data sources analysts use to estimate the cost of equity (COE) (click here to see the news item).

Hitchner surveys COE data sources of choice

The Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps) Navigator has been the consistent clear choice for cost of equity (COE) data by valuation analysts, according to ongoing surveys by Jim Hitchner (Valuation Products and Services).

A Look at the Income Approach

The Cost of Capital Professional platform provides you with a comprehensive range of tools that enable you to compute cost of equity and WACC estimates easily and effectively allowing you to determine your cost of capital with minimal fuss. The income approach is one such way to approach these valuations. What follows is a selection from a comprehensive article on the topic written by Jim Alerding.

Hitchner examines the Pepperdine survey

BVR has long been a supporter of the Pepperdine University Capital Markets Project, which conducts an annual survey of expected rates of return with respect to private companies.

Kroll increases U.S. normalized risk-free rate to 3.0%

Kroll has increased its recommended normalized risk-free rate to 3.0% from 2.5%, effective April 7.

Twitter poll on the size effect

Wes Gray, a Ph.D., financial analyst, and CEO of Alpha Architect, recently conducted a poll on Twitter about the size effect (implicit in traded stocks where returns can be observed).

Appraiser Uses Direct Way to Estimate Private-Company Cost of Equity

One appraiser, after 25 years and over 1,000 valuations of small owner-operated businesses, says that these firms bear no relation to public companies, so why look to the public markets for data when estimating cost of capital? Here’s the method he uses, which looks directly at the private capital markets and does not require any expensive resources.

Whatever Happened to Specific Company Risk? Accounting for Management Risk in Private Partnerships

Multidisciplinary valuation projects set many traps for the unwary. Join Dennis Webb to learn about one such trap that affects virtually every asset holding company valuation because the real property appraiser and business valuer usually don’t know what the other needs. For specific company risk, such an omission can be quite a big deal.

Reminder: Feedback wanted on company-level beta module for the Navigator

Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps) is developing a new module for its Cost of Capital Navigator that will enable users to derive company-level betas based on their own selection of comparable companies.

Reminder: Pepperdine’s private cost of capital survey

Many valuation experts refer to the annual “Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Report” when estimating small private-company cost of capital.

Year-end 2021 data now in the Cost of Capital Professional

Year-end 2021 data, including equity risk premia, CRSP decile size premia, and industry betas/IRPs, are now available in BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional platform.

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