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Valuing Residential and Commercial Construction Companies

Cash flow seasonality, bid requirements, license particulars, economic forces, and ubiquitous litigation are all hallmarks of the residential and commercial construction industries and all unique factors when appraising a construction company. Join What it’s Worth guide author and expert Pasquale Rafanelli for a full inspection of residential and commercial construction company valuation issues from accounting methods to value drivers. Avoid the common valuation mistakes that appraisers make and learn to answer the one question on ...

Recent Cases from the Delaware Chancery: What Appraisers Need to Know Now

Join Bill Kennedy for a summary of key valuation issues ruled on by the Delaware Chancery and Delaware Supreme Court. Get coverage of recent cases and discover trends seen in the courts. Learn how the courts have treated the different valuation methods in recent cases, as well as factors to consider when applying the methods. No matter where you practice, the takeaways from this session will help valuation professionals deliver a quality, litigation-ready report.

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.

Expert’s inability to defend income analysis ‘is decidedly troubling,’ court says

Judges are alert to incongruities in valuations, as is clear from a recent condemnation case in which landowners hired three experts to calculate the compensation owed to them.

Expert’s Failure to Explain Basis for Compensation Analysis Renders Testimony Inadmissible

In condemnation case requiring fair market value analysis to determine compensation due to landowners, court excludes defense expert testimony, citing failure to follow mandated methodology and standard of value; court calls aspects of loss calculation based on income approach “disturbing.”

Rover Pipeline LLC v. 10.55 Acres

In condemnation case requiring fair market value analysis to determine compensation due to landowners, court excludes defense expert testimony, citing failure to follow mandated methodology and standard of value; court calls aspects of loss calculation based on income approach “disturbing.”

The New Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator—(Some of) Your Questions Answered!

Responses to audience questions during the first public demo of the Duff & Phelps online Cost of Capital Navigator, which will replace the print versions of the Valuation Handbook series.

Duff & Phelps Moves Cost of Capital Data to Online Platform

Duff & Phelps is launching the online Cost of Capital Navigator, which will replace the print versions of the Valuation Handbook series.

SECBA gets sneak preview of the D&P Cost of Capital Navigator

The hardcover version of the Duff & Phelps Valuation Handbook – U.S. Guide to Cost of Capital will no longer be published—it is being replaced by the Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator, an interactive online application.

Tax Court Valuation of Public Utility Gets Mixed Marks From State High Court

State Supreme Court says, in valuing public utility, Tax Court had discretion to adopt Commissioner expert’s position on company-specific risk premium and build-up method but failed to explain choice of specific beta factors; Supreme Court remands.

Tax Court Valuation of Public Utility Gets Mixed Marks From State High Court

State Supreme Court says, in valuing public utility, Tax Court had discretion to adopt Commissioner expert’s position on company-specific risk premium and build-up method but failed to explain choice of specific beta factors; Supreme Court remands.

Minn. Energy Res. Corp. v. Commissioner of Revenue

State Supreme Court says, in valuing public utility, Tax Court had discretion to adopt Commissioner expert’s position on company-specific risk premium and build-up method but failed to explain choice of specific beta factors; Supreme Court remands.

Valuators in Taking Case Disagree Over Measure of Damages

Court deems expert’s discretionary cash flow analysis an appropriate formula for determining loss to owner of expropriated business but says compensation calculation may be based on other methods, including rule of thumb guide for selling donut shop.

City of Baton Rouge v. Jay’s Donuts, Inc.

Court deems expert’s discretionary cash flow analysis an appropriate formula for determining loss to owner of expropriated business but says compensation calculation may be based on other methods, including rule of thumb guide for selling donut shop.

Lemmen v. Lemmen

Court of Appeals affirms minority and marketability discounts for cash-rich, closely held business in divorce; dissent urges statutory fair value standard.

S corporation versus C corporation values

In this article on the topic of C versus S corporation values, Chris Mercer addresses problems and choices for the appraiser in the aftermath of three controversial court decisions ( Gross v. Commiss ...

"Highly troubled" by Estate of Adams

I am highly troubled by several recent circumstances. You are familiar with Gross (BV Update has discussed it at length). It is clear to anyone with a modicum of financial background that ...

Pre- or after-tax

My question is: Is the build-up method outlined in Ibbotsons SBBI Valuation Edition pre-tax or after-tax?

From experts in valuation in each of nine industry groups to a takeoff on Survivor, AICPA BV Conference offers variety

The 2001 AICPA Business Valuation Conference held at the Venetian in Las Vegas December 2-4 was attended by 840 people (by the way, the Venetian served the best conference food that I've ever experienced).

Tax Court Determines Capital Gains Discount for Real Estate Holding Company

This issue in this estate tax matter is the fair market value of decedent's 82.76% interest in Valley Improvement Co. Inc. (VIC), a real estate holding company, as of Jan. 12, 1994.

Borgatello v. Commissioner

T.C. Memo. 200-264 UNITED STATES TAX COURT ESTATE OF CHARLES A. BORGATELLO, DECEASED, C. NORMAN BORGATELLO AND JOSEPHINE E. DONNELLY, CO-EXECUTORS, AND C. NORMAN BORGATELLO, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO THE CHARLES A. BORGATELLO LIVING TRUST, Petitioners v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent Docket No. 24756-97. Filed August 18, 2000. John W. Ambrecht and Gregory Arnold, for petitioners. Donna F. Herbert, for respondent. MEMORANDUM OPINION WELLS, Chief Judge: Respondent determined a deficiency of $3,424,504 in the ...

Tax Court Allows Capital Gains Discount for Real Estate Holding Company

The issue in this estate tax matter is the fair market value of decedent's 82.76% interest in Valley Improvement Co. Inc. (VIC), a real estate holding company, as of Jan. 12, 1994.

Built-In Capital Gains Considered in Build Up of the Marketability Discount

The Tax Court valued a real estate holding company using the net asset value method.

Good growth forecasts key to good valuations

It has been six years since Fama and French (F&F) published their seminal paper, "The Cross-section of Expected Stock Returns," The Journal of Finance, June, 1992, which examined the effect that firm size and the book to market ratio had on predicting stock returns.

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