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Cost of Equity and COVID-19: What to Do? (Update)

Using a forward-looking approach, implied volatilities, and total beta to determine an appropriate cost of equity to supplement one’s analysis during today’s unprecedented times.

Cost of Equity and COVID-19: What to Do?

A forward-looking approach, implied volatilities, and total beta are used to determine an appropriate cost of equity during “unprecedented” times such as we have now to supplement one’s analysis.

Delaware Court of Chancery says no to expert’s novel approach to beta calculation

In an appraisal proceeding in which the Delaware Court of Chancery favored the discounted cash flow analysis as the means with which to determine fair value, the court had sharp words for the company expert’s decision to introduce a new way for calculating equity beta.

Untested beta calculation KOs expert’s credibility and fair value conclusion

In a statutory appraisal case with several twists, the Delaware Court of Chancery recently agreed with the parties’ experts that a discounted cash flow analysis was the only way to determine fair value while rejecting, unequivocally, the company expert’s novel approach to calculating beta.

BVU News and Trends January 2020

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Manichaean Capital, LLC v. SourceHOV Holdings, Inc.

In appraisal proceeding, Court of Chancery adopts petitioner expert’s DCF-based model for calculating fair value, making slight adjustment to expert’s size premium; on beta calculation, court finds respondent expert’s novel approach “does not survive judicial scrutiny” and raises Daubert issues.

Novel Beta Method Occasions Rebuke From Court of Chancery in Appraisal Case

In appraisal proceeding, Court of Chancery adopts petitioner expert’s DCF-based model for calculating fair value, making slight adjustment to expert’s size premium; on beta calculation, court finds respondent expert’s novel approach “does not survive judicial scrutiny” and raises Daubert issues.

BVU News and Trends December 2019

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

KPMG Germany offers updated cost of capital study—and database of IFRS impairment test WACC results

KPMG Germany collected WACC results from 312 companies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for its 14th edition of the ‘Cost of Capital Study,’ concluding that the average WACC across industries remains at 6.9%.

Spend more time on the numerator, expert panel advises

Attendees at a recent online workshop were urged to spend more time on the numerator (forecasts) of the valuation equation rather than the denominator (cost of capital).

Global BV News: KPMG Germany releases 2019 cost of capital study

Subtitled “The Calm Before the Storm—Rising Profits and Deflated Values?” the 14th edition of the Cost of Capital Study from KPMG Germany examines, among other things, the impact of regulatory interventions, scarcity of resources as well as digitalization on business models, their performance (cash flows) and their risk (cost of capital) by industry sector.

Back to the Future? Exploding the Income Approach

Seeing the future? Compensating for excessive compensation? The feared levering and unlevering! What to do? Well don’t discount the advice of this expert panel as they work their way through the income approach from top to bottom. Join Bethany Hearn, Brenda Clarke, Kevin Yeanoplos, and Bob Dohmeyer in this entertaining and engaging web workshop. Half this event will focus on the numerator with a curated selection of hot issues such as forecasting, free cash flow ...

A simple look at betas—and other inputs to the income approach

When estimating a company’s cost of equity, we all know investors adjust for varying levels of risk.

Details of the CUT method used in the Amazon case

Last week’s BVWire covered the 9th Circuit decision in the Amazon case that affirmed the U.S. Tax Court’s 2017 decision in favor of the company in a transfer pricing case.

Tax Court’s Amazon valuation ruling stands up to 9th Circuit scrutiny

The 9th Circuit recently affirmed the U.S. Tax Court’s 2017 decision in favor of Amazon in this key transfer pricing case, finding the governing regulations limited the definition of “intangible” to independently transferrable assets.

BVU News and Trends August 2019

monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Amazon.com, Inc. v. Commissioner (Amazon II)

Appeals court affirms Tax Court ruling favoring taxpayer’s CUT method over IRS’ DCF to value various intangible assets transferred to European subsidiary; governing regulations limit definition of “intangible” to independently transferrable assets, excluding residual business assets, court says.

9th Circuit Upholds Tax Court’s Valuation of Intangibles in Big Transfer Pricing Case

Appeals court affirms Tax Court ruling favoring taxpayer’s CUT method over IRS’ DCF to value various intangible assets transferred to European subsidiary; governing regulations limit definition of “intangible” to independently transferrable assets, excluding residual business assets, court says.

Do UK business valuators struggle to explain themselves? Perhaps it’s because of ‘18 topics badly explained by many finance professors’

The confusion resulting from many finance practices isn’t your fault, says Pablo Fernandez (professor of finance, IESE Business School in Madrid) in a new and highly readable essay.

New edition of Valuation and Common Sense by Fernandez

The 2019 edition of Valuation and Common Sense by Professor Pablo Fernandez (IESE Business School, University of Navarra) is now available—and it’s gratis.

Global BV News: Salvidio’s global industry betas for 1Q2019

BVR offers a free download (click here) of the 1Q 2019 “Industry Betas” report from Salvidio & Partners, a Rome, Italy-based business valuation firm headed by Ascanio Salvidio.

Pablo Fernandez offers Valuation and Common Sense for free

Valuation and Common Sense (2019, 7th edition) ‘explains the nuances of different valuation methods and provides the reader with the tools for analyzing and valuing any business,’ Pablo Fernandez, professor of finance, IESE Business School, tells BVWire—UK.

Business Valuation OIV Journal Fall 2018

Business Valuation OIV Journal has been created by Organismo Italiano di Valutazione (OIV), the Italian Valuation Standard Setter, to provide a forum for discussion and to foster cultural progress in the field of business valuation. In this issue, articles include "Implied Cost of Capital: How to Calculate It and How to Use It"; "Solvency II Framework in Insurance Equity Valuation: Some Critical Issues"; and "Bank Valuation Using Multiples in U.S. and Europe: A Historical Perspective".

New cost of capital resources available

Two sources of industry betas were introduced this week in BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional (CCPro) to help in estimating the industry risk premium (IRP) component of the buildup method for developing the cost of capital for a private company.

Delaware Supreme Court Reproves Chancery’s Use of Unaffected Market Price in Aruba

Delaware Supreme Court overturns Court of Chancery’s fair value determination based on unaffected market price and awards petitioners deal price minus synergies as determined by company; trial court’s analysis rested on “inapt” agency-costs theory and raised due process and fairness concerns.

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