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Which ERP camp are you in? Please take our survey.

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BVU News and Trends September 2019

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

Do UK business valuators struggle to explain themselves? Perhaps it’s because of ‘18 topics badly explained by many finance professors’

The confusion resulting from many finance practices isn’t your fault, says Pablo Fernandez (professor of finance, IESE Business School in Madrid) in a new and highly readable essay.

Early survey results on risk-free rates of choice

Preliminary results from our latest cost of capital survey reveal that the spot yield on the 20-year U.S. Treasury bond is most often used as the basis for the risk-free rate.

Part 2 of our cost of capital survey: risk-free rates

Please take part in the second in our series of short surveys to investigate how appraisers derive cost of capital in their valuations of private companies.

In re Appraisal of Jarden Corp.

Court finds record shows unaffected market price is best evidence of fair value; court says company expert’s efficient market analysis and event study provide strong support for use of market price; court’s own DCF analysis generates value close to market price, thus corroborating market price.

Court of Chancery Rules Unaffected Market Price Is Best Evidence of Fair Value

Court finds record shows unaffected market price is best evidence of fair value; court says company expert’s efficient market analysis and event study provide strong support for use of market price; court’s own DCF analysis generates value close to market price, thus corroborating market price.

Is someone peeking at your cost of capital estimates?

If you use one of the new online tools that help you estimate the cost of capital, you may be worried about data security.

Interesting results from our cost of capital survey

A significant number of valuation experts look to the private capital markets when estimating the cost of capital for a private firm, according to a BVWire survey.

Should business valuators use ‘implied’ equity risk premiums? Damodaran says yes

The free, 11th annual update to ‘Equity Risk Premiums (ERP): Determinants, Estimation and Implications—The 2019 Edition’ is now available from Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business).

Reminder: Take our cost of capital survey

Our thanks to those of you who took the first in a series of short surveys to investigate how appraisers derive cost of capital in their valuations of private companies.

Damodaran posts 2019 edition of ERP paper

The “dean of valuation,” Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) has posted “Equity Risk Premiums (ERP): Determinants, Estimation and Implications—The 2019 Edition.”

Business Valuation OIV Journal Spring 2019

Business Valuation OIV Journal has been created by Organismo Italiano di Valutazione (OIV), the Italian Valuation Standard Setter, to provide a forum for discussion and to foster cultural progress in the field of business valuation. In this issue, articles include "Company Valuation as Result of Risk Analysis: Replication Approach as an Alternative to the CAPM"; "Residual Income Model and Abnormal Returns: A Comparison to Factor Styles and Sell-Side Analysts"; and "Critical Issues When Valuating Small Businesses".

Business Valuation OIV Journal Fall 2018

Business Valuation OIV Journal has been created by Organismo Italiano di Valutazione (OIV), the Italian Valuation Standard Setter, to provide a forum for discussion and to foster cultural progress in the field of business valuation. In this issue, articles include "Implied Cost of Capital: How to Calculate It and How to Use It"; "Solvency II Framework in Insurance Equity Valuation: Some Critical Issues"; and "Bank Valuation Using Multiples in U.S. and Europe: A Historical Perspective".

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.

Size-adjusting Volatility

Since the valuation of corporate securities with option-like features issued by the private companies requires an estimate of volatility based upon comparable public companies and the comparable companies are often larger, the use of unadjusted volatilities may understate the volatility of the subject private company. This article provides an up-to-date research review on the need for size-adjusting volatility. We also present a simple methodology to size adjust comparable companies that is easily updated with data ...

Rover Pipeline LLC v. 10.55 Acres

In condemnation case requiring fair market value analysis to determine compensation due to landowners, court excludes defense expert testimony, citing failure to follow mandated methodology and standard of value; court calls aspects of loss calculation based on income approach “disturbing.”

BVU News and Trends June 2018

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

The New Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator—(Some of) Your Questions Answered!

Responses to audience questions during the first public demo of the Duff & Phelps online Cost of Capital Navigator, which will replace the print versions of the Valuation Handbook series.

Duff & Phelps Moves Cost of Capital Data to Online Platform

Duff & Phelps is launching the online Cost of Capital Navigator, which will replace the print versions of the Valuation Handbook series.

SECBA gets sneak preview of the D&P Cost of Capital Navigator

The hardcover version of the Duff & Phelps Valuation Handbook – U.S. Guide to Cost of Capital will no longer be published—it is being replaced by the Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator, an interactive online application.

Chancery’s DCF Upends Appraisal Arbitrage Strategy

In statutory appraisal, Chancery relies solely on DCF analysis, noting the instant case involving a bank holding company raises a unique situation in terms of management projections and whether and how to account for creation of excess regulatory capital.

In re Appraisal of SWS Group, Inc.

In statutory appraisal, Chancery relies solely on DCF analysis, noting the instant case involving a bank holding company raises a unique situation in terms of management projections and whether and how to account for creation of excess regulatory capital.

Chancery’s DCF Upends Appraisal Arbitrage Strategy

In statutory appraisal, Chancery relies solely on DCF analysis, noting the instant case involving a bank holding company raises a unique situation in terms of management projections and whether and how to account for creation of excess regulatory capital.

Chancery Bases Fair Value Calculation on Income-Based Model

Flawed sales process makes merger price an unreliable indicator of fair value for statutory appraisal, Chancery finds; in accord with party experts, court uses discounted net income approach and adopts most of respondent expert’s inputs for its valuation.

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