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Retain Professional Judgment in Your Cost of Equity Estimates

Amid the barrage of emerging technology, artificial intelligence, and automated valuation models, there is a concern in the profession about the “black box” phenomenon of using these tools. Dr. Michael Crain (Florida Atlantic University), the author of the Cost of Capital Professional platform, talks about this with Ron Seigneur (Seigneur Gustafson LLP) during a demo of the platform.

Cost of Capital Professional—Straightforward, Credible, Cost-Effective (FREE WEBINAR)

The Cost of Capital Professional from BVR is a source of cost of capital information that integrates data from multiple credible sources, including the University of Chicago’s Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP), Professor Aswath Damodaran, Salvidio & Partners, and the U.S. Federal Reserve. The philosophy behind this resource is to provide valuation practitioners with an independent, economical, and transparent platform that empowers users to make professional judgments while avoiding the illusion of precision ...

Today! Free webinar on BVR’s cost of capital platform

Find out why over a third of survey respondents use BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional platform during a free webinar today, April 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. ET).

BVR survey reveals COE data sources of choice

While the Kroll Cost of Capital Navigator continues to be widely used and accepted for estimating cost of equity (COE), BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional has been gaining considerable steam since its launch in 2018, according to a BVR survey.

COE Estimates From Leading Data Sets Are All ‘Very Close’

Jim Hitchner conducted a hypothetical engagement using Kroll’s Navigator, BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional, the Pepperdine study, and Damodaran’s data to estimate cost of equity (COE).

BV News and Trends January 2023

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

Competition keeps cost of capital platform prices down, experts believe

That’s the feeling of a panel of veteran valuation experts who presented at the recent Forensic and Valuation Conference hosted by the Virginia State Society of CPAs.

BV News and Trends September 2022

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

BV News and Trends August 2022

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

Hitchner surveys COE data sources of choice

The Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps) Navigator has been the consistent clear choice for cost of equity (COE) data by valuation analysts, according to ongoing surveys by Jim Hitchner (Valuation Products and Services).

Is Your Cost of Capital Data Backing You Into a Corner?

In a recent court case, the valuation expert tried to use professional judgment but the data being used did not support her opinion. The expert could not adequately explain why she chose not to go where the data led her.

Cost of capital platforms topline Virginia conference September 19-20

BVWire will be heading to Glen Allen, Va., for the Business Valuation, Fraud & Litigation Services Conference on September 19-20, sponsored by the Virginia Society of CPAs.

BVU News and Trends September 2019

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

‘We’re killing ourselves!’ with cost of capital complexity

That was the cry of one attendee at the NACVA conference in Salt Lake City during a session titled “The Cost of Capital Conundrum.”

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.

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.

BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional: What the experts behind this new platform have to say

BVR is excited to announce the release of its new Cost of Capital Professional platform, a state-of-the-art resource that provides a simple and transparent way to estimate cost of capital. We recently sat down with two of the individuals involved in the development of the new platform, Dr. Michael Crain and Ronald Seigneur, for a comprehensive Q&A.

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