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Reminder: Please take a survey about company-specific risk

BVWire is pleased to present a survey by The Appraisal Foundation’s Business Valuation Resources Panel’s Work Group on Company-Specific Risk Premia to understand how valuation practitioners address such premia within their valuations.

Please take a survey about company-specific risk

BVWire is pleased to present a survey by The Appraisal Foundation’s Business Valuation Resources Panel’s Work Group on Company-Specific Risk Premia to understand how valuation practitioners address such premia within their valuations.

Age- and gender-specific risk? A new paper says it exists

We’d like to be a fly on the wall the first time a valuation expert testifies that his or her company-specific risk factor was adjusted for the age and gender of the subject firm’s top managers.

Company-Specific Risk Is Not All That Specific

All firms face company-specific risks, many of which are somewhat similar across industries and companies. So is anything really company-specific? An alternative method eliminates the need to totally guess at the company-specific risk premium.

BV News and Trends May 2021

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

Global BV News: Discrepancy in data breach data

Data breaches reported to the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) dropped by 30% between 2019 and 2020, the regulator says.

Evaluating and Applying Control Premiums

In recent years, a greater amount of scrutiny has been placed on valuation analysts’ selection and use of control premiums. As a result, there has been a renewed interest in distinguishing acquisition premiums from control premiums and equity premiums from invested capital premiums. Join Timothy Meinhart for a comprehensive discussion of the proper quantification and application of acquisition premiums and control premiums and also learn about the benefits of using market-based invested capital premiums rather ...

Data breaches threaten brand values, says study

A recent study from Infosys and Interbrand analyzes the maximum risk of brand value loss in case of data breaches.

Valuing Enterprise Cash Flows

The integrated theory of business valuation provides a conceptual framework for disciplined analysis of valuation questions. Too often, valuation analysts are tempted to view individual components of a valuation assignment on a piecemeal basis. Adhering to the integrated theory helps valuation analysts develop base valuation conclusions, discounts, and premiums that are rooted in a shared perspective of the subject company and the subject ownership interest. In Part 1 of the series, Chris Mercer and Travis ...

Valuing Small and Micro Businesses Using the Income Method

Focus in on valuing micro and small businesses using the income methods of business valuation. Learn to distinguish differing risk factors between large companies and micro and very small companies. Join Gregory Caruso for a deep dive into problematic areas of actual small-business valuation cases to review theory and tie it into the actual application of methods using best practices and professional judgment. Audience questions and succinct opinions welcomed in this hands-on event.

BVU News and Trends October 2020

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

The Market Price of Risk: Quantifying a COVID-19 Equity Risk Premium Using High-Yield Bond Pricing

The authors demonstrate how a high-yield option-adjusted spread is used when doing appraisals of private companies while considering the market volatility and economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Valuation of Small Promissory Notes

Privately held promissory notes (typically $0 to $10 million) need to be valued for gift/estate, tax, and related party transactions. However, bonds from publicly traded companies are not comparable because publicly traded companies are large, diversified, and represent much less risk. Note buyers typically discount the outstanding balance of privately held notes to yield a return of 12% to 20% depending on the collateral and other risk factors. Since corporate bonds yield around 4% to ...

Biton v. Kreinis

In dispute over fair value of plaintiff’s shares, court agrees with parties’ experts on use of capitalization of earnings method to value company; court rejects defense expert’s use of QuickBooks data and post-valuation-date revenue as representative annual revenue; applies key-person discount.

In Fair Value Determination, Court Says SSVS Discourages Use of Post-Valuation-Date Data

In dispute over fair value of plaintiff’s shares, court agrees with parties’ experts on use of capitalization of earnings method to value company; court rejects defense expert’s use of QuickBooks data and post-valuation-date revenue as representative annual revenue; applies key-person discount.

Company-specific risk webinar gets help from BVResearch Pro

During a recent webinar, it was noted that there are various models for estimating company-specific risk, such as Trugman, Black/Green, Warren Miller, and Butler/Pinkerton.

The Balance Sheet and its Correlation to Company Specific Risk

The pandemic is teaching us that businesses, small and large, and their balance sheets are important not just from handling a pandemic, but also from sustaining operations. Understanding assets, and which matter, will help analysts determine the specific company risks. Expert Josh Shilts discusses which categories are important in understanding risk and what ratios and other analyses can be used to measure risk. Identifying and linking balance sheet financials to company-specific risk is a critical ...

Discounted Cash Flow: Speculative or Convincing

Gary Trugman and Harold Martin will discuss, debate, and dissect the pros and cons of using a discounted cash flow analysis, particularly in times of COVID-19. With questions such as how to handle the unknown future, when and how to use past performance to forecast the future, what to do when management gives you a forecast that you do not believe, and what to do when management is incapable of giving you a forecast at ...

Adult Nightclubs: Company-Specific Risk at the Extreme

David Shindel (ShindelRock) and Rod Burkert (Burkert Valuation Advisors) pull back the curtains of adult clubs to reveal their operating characteristics, special risks, and valuation nuances that push the limits of company-specific risk.

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 BVR briefing on impact of data breaches on firm value

During this time of crisis, hacking and data breaches are likely to increase.

BVR Briefing – Cybersecurity in Business Valuation: Addressing the Impact of Data Breaches on Value

March 2020 PDF (37 pages)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

This BVR Briefing presents some emerging ideas and techniques that are helping to pave the way to better understand and measure the impact of data security and cyber liability risks on the value of a business. Renowned cybersecurity pros Charles Hoff and Michael Blake share their deep knowledge and proven strategies. Learn more >>

Emerging Issues in Cannabis and Hemp/CBD: Buckle Up as it is Just Getting Interesting!

Talk about a growing industry. As legalization spreads across the country, more valuation professionals are focusing on emerging and evolving issues in cannabis and hemp. If you are a practitioner or an advisor who is involved in the appraisal and analysis of business interests in both the legal, regulated cannabis sector and in agricultural hemp and cannabinoids, then don’t pass on this webinar. Recent developments in state and federal legislation will be covered as will ...

Valuation underpinning contested stock sale reflects fair value, Court of Chancery says

In a breach of fiduciary duty action arising out of a controversial stock sale, the Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed the plaintiff’s attacks on the underlying valuation, noting the appraiser was “exceptionally knowledgeable about the industry” and held “informed beliefs” as to the company’s specific structure.

Assessing Cybersecurity Risk When Doing a Business Valuation

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that just large firms face material risks related to data security and privacy concerns. Here’s a checklist for the guidance of valuation professionals to help assess these risks when performing a business valuation.

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