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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).

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.

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.

Divorce Disputes: When Valuation Experts Disagree

Valuations performed in the context of divorce litigation encounter scrutiny and challenge from opposing counsel and their experts. This puts experts in the unique situation of defending their analyses and opinions. Utilizing proper valuation techniques encompassed with supporting documentation, facts, and statistical market and industry analyses will enhance credibility by increasing an appraiser’s confidence level in his or her opinion. Join expert valuator Josh Shilts and Jeff Robison as they discuss areas in valuation that ...

BV News and Trends October 2021

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

Measuring, Documenting, and Defending the Company-Specific Equity Risk Premium Selection

Join Robert Reilly and Connor Thurman for a dive into the theoretical basis for including a company-specific equity risk premium (CSRP) in the analyst’s cost of equity capital measurement analysis. Learn about measurement procedures and documentation procedures that the analyst may need to perform in the CSRP selection analysis. Also attendees will receive guidance to aid the analyst in the defense of the CSRP selection in a litigation context. Get the best practices you need ...

BV News and Trends September 2021

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

Input Needed to Develop New Guidance on Company-Specific Risk

This is an update on new guidance being developed by The Appraisal Foundation’s Business Valuation Resources Panel’s Work Group on Company-Specific Risk Premia (CSRP). It needs input from practitioners on this topic.

BV News and Trends August 2021

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

New paper on CEO tenure and firm value

If you’re valuing a business with a CEO who has been in that job for 20 years, is that a positive or a negative?

CSRP working group needs input

The Appraisal Foundation’s Business Valuation Resources Panel’s Work Group on Company-Specific Risk Premia (CSRP) is seeking input via survey to understand how valuation practitioners address such premia within their valuations.

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.

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.

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