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BV News and Trends March 2023

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

Valuation impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act

Expect to see increased scrutiny on business valuations for tax purposes as a result of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA).

Recession tops Kroll’s 10 trends to watch in 2023

The new year “promises to be a tougher ride for most businesses, investors and consumers globally, but there is always opportunity in volatility,” according to the Kroll Institute in its latest report, “10 Trends to Watch Heading Into 2023.”

BV News and Trends December 2022

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

Valuation Considerations in High Inflationary Environments

With inflation at its highest level since the Great Inflation, valuation analysts will have to consider macroeconomic factors that have not been present in the U.S. economy in over 20 years.

Accounting for Inflation in the Income Statement Forecast

An example from an actual engagement that demonstrates the manner in which inflation can impact a valuation.

How long will high inflation last?

The U.S. economy will be returning to a more normal level of inflation by late 2023 and heading into 2024, according to published research presented during a recent BVR webinar conducted by William Harris (Trugman Valuations).

Dealing with stubborn inflation in your valuations

With the CPI numbers coming in higher than expected, valuation experts will continue to grapple with how to assess the impact of inflation on their subject companies.

Hitchner v. Damodaran on Inputs to the Cost of Capital

Jim Hitchner (Valuation Products and Services) responds to some severe criticisms Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) made during a BVR webinar about certain inputs to the cost of capital. Hitchner also offers some best practices and a handy tool to use as a reasonableness check on your cost of capital estimate.

BV News and Trends September 2022

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

Paper explores IPP investments in the US

An interesting paper examines the types of intellectual property products (IPP) capital employed by various sectors as measured in the National Income and Product Accounts (NIPAs) by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

Damodaran on How Inflation Plays Out in Company Valuations

Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) presents a simple framework for assessing the impacts of inflation on the value of a private company. He also made some explosive remarks about certain inputs to the cost of capital.

BV News and Trends August 2022

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

Hitchner responds to Damodaran’s criticisms of cost of capital inputs

BVWire will attend a webinar tomorrow (July 21) by Jim Hitchner (Valuation Products and Services) who will respond to some severe criticisms Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) made during a recent BVR webinar.

Damodaran tosses some dynamite during BVR webinar

Historical equity risk premium? “I don’t like a backward-looking and stagnant premium.”

Long-term inflation estimates rise, per Kroll infographic

Long-term inflation expectations for the U.S. and Germany, a key starting point to evaluate the long-term growth rate used in the terminal year of DCF analyses, are significantly higher when compared to June 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 crisis, according to a newly updated infographic from Kroll.

Valuation amid inflation: a free interactive webinar with Aswath Damodaran

BVR has a very special event next week—a free one-hour webinar on June 14 titled In Search of a Steady State: Inflation, Interest Rates, and Value—The (Inflation) Genie Escapes the Bottle!

Get a Sneak Peek at Trends, Valuation Multiples, and Operation Ratios for Small, Main Street Private Companies

BIZCOMPS, a comprehensive online database with financial details on small, Main Street private companies, has been recently updated with new transactions, and the current BIZCOMPS/BVR Deal Review (BDR), exclusively for subscribers, is now available. This special publication analyzes general trends, valuation multiples, and operating ratios for transactions in the database. Get a sneak peek at the Summer 2021 issue with highlights including harmonic mean and median sale price, median SDE/rent, and more.

Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories

In the May issue of the Economic Outlook Update (EOU), the publication added data highlighting the wholesale trade segment of the U.S. economy, putting a spotlight on the data the U.S. Census published. The report highlights the sales totals of merchant wholesalers for April 2021, which included adjustments for seasonal variations and trading day differences. The report showed an improvement in wholesale trade in April 2021 when compared to March 2021 and from one year ago. In April, total sales were $570.8 billion, or 0.8% higher than the revised March level and 43.6% higher than the level from one year ago.

Business Valuation’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’

Recent developments have put the spotlight squarely on projected financial information (PFI). The perception is that too many valuation experts simply accept projections and forecasts they’re given without applying enough scrutiny—or any scrutiny at all. Fortunately, there is some new guidance on how to examine and substantiate PFI you get from management or other third parties in BVR’s new Guide to Management Projections and Business Valuation: Analysis and Case Law. The following is an excerpt from that chapter.

How Did the Pandemic Impact EBITDA Multiples in 2020? Explore a 12-Month Snapshot in the DealStats Value Index

With the COVID-19 pandemic putting a stranglehold on the U.S. economy for most of 2020 and causing an unprecedented economic impact on small businesses, DealStats Value Index (DVI) captured the 12-month snapshot on how earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) multiples have trended.

Restaurant Valuation: Serving Your Clients During the Covid-19 Crisis

Few industries have been as harshly impacted by COVID-19 as the restaurant industry. Join Lynton Kotzin for an overview of the state of the restaurant industry and what the future looks like for different restaurant types. Learn the reasonableness test, value drivers, and proper application of the approaches during these volatile times. Be ready to advise and value your restaurant clients.

American Business Appraisers and BVR Annual Key Issues Update

Every year American Business Appraisers brings together experts from across the country for a frank and practical discussion of the issues impacting business valuation. This year, everyone is invited to four great sessions. Get a current update on the SBA Paycheck Protection Program and the forgiveness application. Adam Rosenfield gives an overview of what the most recent changes to the program are and how that affects clients/future clients. Get guidance on how the loan and ...

2Q 2020 U.S. Economic Performance Indicators at a Glance

Business valuators must have a firm grasp on the current state of the economy in order to successfully complete a business valuation engagement. Many finance and valuation professionals rely on economic components and indicators as a key point of reference in their work. These components can have a significant impact when valuing businesses, evaluating mergers and acquisitions, and performing a variety of other financial analyses.

The government makes a huge bet on UK business productivity research

A new £32m Productivity Institute (PI) headquartered at the Alliance Manchester Business School will boost groundbreaking research to explore how to increase productivity, boost wages, and support the economic recovery across the UK.

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