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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 Year in Review 2022: Ongoing Challenges

What did you miss in 2022? Catch up on the highlights in the business valuation profession through over 70 articles and hundreds of news items this newsletter covered in 2022.

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2023 Edition

January 2023 PDF, Softcover (426 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

It's that time of year again, BVR's “greatest hits” publication is here!  The Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2023 covers the previous year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in valuation.  It captures changes in regulations and professional standards, key takeaways from professional conferences, and tactical practice-building ideas. This critical desktop reference puts you ahead of the competition with on-the-ground reporting by the BVR editorial team including an Introduction by Andy Dzamba, BVR Executive Editor and insights from notable BV experts. Learn more >>

Damodaran posts his data update for 2023

At the beginning of each year, Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) generously posts a great amount of data on his website that include risk-free rates, equity risk premiums (ERPs), corporate default spreads, corporate tax rates, country risk premiums, and other data—all of which are free.

BV News and Trends December 2022

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

New Tool in the BV Toolbox—Incorporating Company Specific Risk in Option Pricing Models

The standard practice of accounting for company-specific risk is to leave expected cash flows unchanged and add a CRSP to the discount rate. A preferred methodology would be to adjust expected cash flows for the economic effect of company-specific risk and leave the discount rate unchanged. In this webinar, we will set forth the methodology for adjusting cash flows using a quant-based rather than a judgement-based methodology. We will then calculate call option value via ...

Ang Offers SSBV Members More Evidence of the Lack of a Size Effect

Clifford Ang (Compass Lexecon), who offered an impassioned plea to a large group from the UK’s Society of Shares and Business Valuers (SSBV), has become one of the leading proponents of eliminating or minimizing the traditional size premia. Ang has written a number of articles on the size effect and has a new book, Applied Valuation, due out early next year.

Estimating the Extra Risk of Customer Concentration

Interesting comments were made by Roger Grabowski (Kroll), who conducted a session at the American Society of Appraisers International Conference. He discusses the research in this area and how to examine the customer concentration of guideline public companies.

Huge turnout for the AICPA FVS conference

At 800 attendees, the AICPA & CIMA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference in Las Vegas was the largest event we’ve been to this year.

Inflation showcased in lead-off session at the AICPA FVS conference

As this issue rolls off the (virtual) presses, BVWire is attending the AICPA & CIMA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference.

Inflation, volatility trigger increase in ERP, per Kroll

Kroll has increased its recommended U.S. equity risk premium (ERP) from 5.5% to 6.0% when developing USD-denominated discount rates as of Oct. 18, 2022.

Another call to discard CAPM

“Unfortunately—and I write this with a heavy heart—the CAPM is not just imperfect; it is so badly wrong that it is best ignored,” writes Ivo Welch (UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management) in an article “The Cost of Capital: If Not the CAPM, Then What?”

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.

BV News and Trends June 2022

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

BV News and Trends May 2022

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

BV News and Trends April 2022

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

Kroll increases U.S. normalized risk-free rate to 3.0%

Kroll has increased its recommended normalized risk-free rate to 3.0% from 2.5%, effective April 7.

Twitter poll on the size effect

Wes Gray, a Ph.D., financial analyst, and CEO of Alpha Architect, recently conducted a poll on Twitter about the size effect (implicit in traded stocks where returns can be observed).

BV News and Trends March 2022

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

Damodaran updates his implied ERP in wake of Ukraine invasion

In his blog post on how the crisis in Ukraine is playing out in the markets, Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) updated his implied equity risk premium to 4.73% as of March 16, up from 4.24% at the start of 2022.

AICPA offers free webcast on estate/gift valuations

A two-and-a half-hour webcast on estate and gift valuations is available free of charge from the AICPA.

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.

Year-end 2021 data now in the Cost of Capital Professional

Year-end 2021 data, including equity risk premia, CRSP decile size premia, and industry betas/IRPs, are now available in BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional platform.

Damodaran posts second data update, explains implied ERP

An extensive amount of free data on risk-free rates, equity risk premiums (ERPs), corporate default spreads, corporate tax rates, country risk premiums, and more can be found on the website of Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business), who generously posts updates each year.

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.

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