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BVPro adds new guide on valuing fitness clubs

The BVResearch Pro platform adds new content continually to its collection of over 20,000 articles, books, special reports, court case digests, webinar transcripts, and more.

2023 ASA Energy Valuation Conference

BVR is pleased to partner with the Houston Chapter of the ASA to present the webcast of the 2023 Houston ASA Energy Valuation Conference. The conference agenda featured presentations from nationally recognized speakers who are profession leaders, covering a range important topics in the industry. Learn more >>

What It’s Worth: Valuing Fitness Centers, Health Clubs, and Gyms

February 2023 PDF (146 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Valuing fitness centers and gyms can provide a serious workout for even veterans of the business valuation field. Make sure you're up to date with all the latest considerations and industry-specific challenges, with this must-read report. Learn more >>

New Research Strengthens Support for the Three-Stage DCF

Unpublished research from Roger Grabowski and Ashok Abbott reveals data on firm growth over three stages: startup, stabilizing, and long term.

Tom West’s Legacy to Appraisers: The Business Reference Guide

BVR was very saddened to learn of the passing of Tom West, co-founder of the International Business Brokers Association and founder of the Business Brokerage Press. Business valuers have him to thank for the Business Reference Guide, which contains pricing rules of thumb for almost 700 types of businesses.

Valuing Real Estate Centered Entities in 2023

A review of the problems business appraisers and analysts see in companies holding substantial amounts of real estate, often necessary to run the business and produce cash flow. Discussion will focus on understanding and incorporating real property appraisal conclusions including an intangible asset and how to test those findings with business valuation evidence ...

SaaS valuation multiples see dramatic decrease

While the software-as-a-service (SaaS) industry is poised for significant growth, revenue multiples are projected at a three-year low, averaging a prepandemic level of about 5.5%, according to a report from FirstPageSage.

Dental practices take top spot in industry research on Vertical IQ

For 2022, the most popular industry profile on the Vertical IQ industry research platform was dental practices, based on number of user visits.

BVR to webcast Energy Valuation Conference May 11

For the fifth year, BVR is pleased to partner with the Houston Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) to present a live webcast of the Energy Valuation Conference on May 11.

FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2023

May 2023 Hardcover, PDF

FactSet Mergerstat

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The Mergerstat Review is the cornerstone of every mergers and acquisitions library. This must-have publication delivers comprehensive rosters, data and statistics on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that involve U.S. companies, including privately held, publicly traded and cross–border transactions.  And, as always, the Review is the most reliable source for premiums by year and industry multiples. Learn more >>

Report drills down on dental practice financials

PKF O’Connor Davies has released its 2022 edition of “Dental Practices by the Numbers,” which provides key financial benchmarks.

Vertical IQ enhances its industry research platform

Eleven U.S. industry sector profiles have been added to the Vertical IQ industry research platform, including: accommodation and food services; agriculture, forestry, and fishing; educational services; information sector; real estate; and transportation and warehousing.

And the BVR Survey Says, Part 2

Check out the attendee survey results from the BVR webinar: 2023 Overview of the Marijuana Industry: The Coming Wave of Consolidation and Beyond. Opportunities Abound!

2023 Overview of the Marijuana Industry: The Coming Wave of Consolidation and Beyond. Opportunities Abound!

The session will explore current trends and engagement opportunities in the cannabis industry. The continuing conflict between federal and state laws and regulations, coupled with the economic impact of inflation, the illicit cannabis market, and the aftermath of the COVID pandemic pause have resulted in a perfect storm for an incredibly unique industry. Recreational use of marijuana is currently legal for adults in 21 states and Washington, D.C., while medical marijuana is legal and available ...

Growth rates for software firms underestimated, says research paper

Both management and market analysts “systematically underestimate the annual growth rates of software companies,” according to researchers who examined these types of firms.

Restaurants and inflation: what’s the breaking point?

Restaurants have been raising prices more aggressively in recent months to offset rising food and labor costs, according to an update from the Vertical IQ industry research platform.

Preorder deal on the 2023 Business Reference Guide

The 2023 print edition of the Business Reference Guide (BRG) by Tom West is now available for preorder at a 20% savings.

Valuing Assisted Living Facilities

This webinar will cover the basics of valuing assisted living facilities. We will look at valuation methods under each approach – cost, market, and income – and discuss pro’s and con’s of each. Before getting into each method, we will address industry factors and economic conditions pertinent to these valuations, as well as current topics and issues. An example valuation will be reviewed incorporating the methods and conditions discussed.

2023 Business Reference Guide

February 2023 Softcover

Tom West

Business Brokerage Press

Now in its 33rd year, the 2023 Business Reference Guide is the essential guide to pricing businesses. With up-to-date rules of thumb and pricing details on nearly 700 types of businesses, this guide is a must-have for transaction brokers, accountants, attorneys, business appraisers, banks, business-lending institutions, professional advisors—anyone involved with privately owned business. Learn more >>

Key Industry Updates for Various Types of Stores and Retailers

The economy, high inflation, the Russia-Ukraine war, and the pandemic continue to impact firms in all industries, so it’s important for valuation analysts to keep up with these developments. Here are some recent and very targeted updates for various retail stores from the Vertical IQ industry research platform.

Power Panel: Avoiding Common Business Valuation Mistakes

This panel will discuss many of the most common mistakes that business valuers are still making after all these years. The panel will use their experiences to demonstrate what they are seeing in the real world and how to avoid many of these errors. It is intended as an interactive discussion that will serve as a learning experience for the newbies and a refresher for the more experienced folks.

RMA is the financial benchmarking data of choice, per BVR survey

Over three-quarters (78%) of valuation experts say they use RMA for financial benchmarking data, according to a recent survey by BVR. Coming in second is Bizminer, cited by 28% of respondents.

Using Rule of Thumb Benchmark Data to Verify Financials

In addition to being used as a check to corroborate a value conclusion reached using other methods, rule of thumb data can be used to validate historical financials. This is particularly useful when valuing cash-intensive businesses. The article provides benchmark data for a dozen types of firms that do a lot of cash business.

Auto Dealerships are Running Hot: Key Valuation Metrics Unique to Auto Deal

Providing a valuation of a business can be a complex process as there are a variety of intricacies that help determine the value. Automobile dealership valuations are a bit more complex because they have unique characteristics that set them apart from other businesses and industries. They involve a deep understanding of the automotive retail industry which includes items such as factory financial statements, franchise multiples, and operational benchmarks of the dealership, to name a few.

The 2022 Cannabis Reset: A Redux of 2019?

Comments on the impacts to the cannabis industry in the wake of COVID-19 and related economic stimuli and amid inflation, interest rate increases, legislative reforms, and labor and supply-chain disruptions.

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