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Multiples Used to Estimate Automotive Dealerships Market Value

Practitioners use goodwill multiples for valuing automobile dealerships. In this paper, the valuation accuracy of five goodwill multiples and seven more traditional multiples that can be used for estimating the market value of the equity of car dealerships is assessed during the 2010–2016 period. Our results support that the goodwill multiples provide the smallest estimation errors in valuing the market value of automobile dealerships.

Misunderstanding of Facts Results in Overvaluation of Fuel Supply Rights

Debtor’s fuel supply rights had value either in form of an implied contract, customer relationship, or simply an income stream, court says; court does not assign specific value but finds appraiser overstated its value due to misunderstanding of key facts.

Misunderstanding of Facts Results in Overvaluation of Fuel Supply Rights

Debtor’s fuel supply rights had value either in form of an implied contract, customer relationship, or simply an income stream, court says; court does not assign specific value but finds appraiser overstated its value due to misunderstanding of key facts.

r2 Advisors, LLC v. Equitable Oil Purchasing Co. (In re Red Eagle Oil, Inc.)

Debtor’s fuel supply rights had value either in form of an implied contract, customer relationship, or simply an income stream, court says; court does not assign specific value but finds appraiser overstated its value due to misunderstanding of key facts.

Rebuttal Opinion Helpful to Jury Because Valuation ‘Not a Common-Sense Subject’

Court declines to exclude rebuttal damages testimony, noting rebuttal expert’s professional background and qualifications were similar to that of principal expert and rebuttal opinion was helpful to jury in assessing principal expert’s damages calculation.

Spencer Franchise Servs. of Ga. v. WOW Café & Wingery Franchising Account, LLC

Court declines to exclude rebuttal damages testimony, noting rebuttal expert’s professional background and qualifications were similar to that of principal expert and rebuttal opinion was helpful to jury in assessing principal expert’s damages calculation ...

NY fair value ruling deals blow to DLOM

The case featured experts whose professional backgrounds and valuation approaches could hardly be more dissimilar. Their value determinations were light-years apart. In trying to make sense of the conflicting testimony and achieve a plausible and fair result, the court decided it could not totally trust either valuation. Although it adopted the defense expert's valuation, it made two consequential changes to it. One was getting rid of the expert's admittedly high and insufficiently explained 35% discount for lack of marketability.

‘Hybrid’ Approach to Quantify Loss of Beer Franchise Contracts

Court uses hybrid approach to quantify diminished value in business resulting from franchisees’ loss of beer brands; it means determining FMV of franchise contracts by way of DCF and adding loss in value of other assets directly related to loss of brands.

Tri Cnty. Wholesale Distribs. v. Labatt USA Operating Co. LLC

Court uses hybrid approach to quantify diminished value in business resulting from franchisees’ loss of beer brands; it means determining FMV of franchise contracts by way of DCF and adding loss in value of other assets directly related to loss of brands.

Treatment of Debt Skews Valuation of Franchise Business

Appeals court acknowledges impossibility of duplicating calculations underlying trial court’s valuation of husband’s LLC owning McDonald’s franchises but surmises result hinges on treatment of funds from family trust to LLC as debt, rather than equity.

Freihage v. Freihage

Appeals court acknowledges impossibility of duplicating calculations underlying trial court’s valuation of husband’s LLC owning McDonald’s franchises but surmises result hinges on treatment of funds from family trust to LLC as debt, rather than equity.

Bobby Fisher, Inc. v. Cerveceria Costa Rica, S.A.

Court rejects plaintiff’s lost profits approach to quantify diminished value of business due to loss of beer brands because of “untenable suppositions”; defendant’s income-based calculation was “only rational” approach offered in this case, court says.

Hidden risks make franchise valuations tricky

Alexander v. Alexander

Indiana appellate court considers adopting fair value standard in divorce.

Nonowner Spouse Signed Buy-Sell: Is She Bound by Its Value in Divorce?

Court finds that when a non-shareholder spouse signs a buy-sell agreement, she is bound by its value in divorce.

Inzer v. Inzer

Court finds that when a non-shareholder spouse signs a buy-sell agreement, she is bound by its value in divorce.

613 Fairview Ave., LLC v. Pong's Corp. Inc.

The Washington Court of Appeals determined that the new business rule did not preclude an award of lost profits based on a breach of a commercial lease to a franchisee who was unable to open its franchise as a result of the breach.

Retail franchises have greater risks than most have been led to believe: Valuers should beware of hidden hazards

SP: Toby, before we get into the problems with franchises, how likely is it that our readers may encounter an occasion to value a franchise operation? TT: Very likely. There are about 600,000 fr ...

Court Determines Feasibility Requirements Not Met

The charge of the Bankruptcy Court was to determine whether the requirements for confirmation of a Chapter 13 personal bankruptcy reorganization were met, or whether the Chapter 7 liquidation case should be reopened.

Wife presents no expert; court rejects husband's account/attorney's testimony

The marital estate owned three companies: 1.) RJB , which operated a Wendy's franchise, 2.) RGJ , which owned the land and building, housing the restaurant, and 3.) Two B's , which rent ...

Blackstone v. Blackstone

At issue is whether the trial court improperly valued three corporations owned by respondent as having a value to the marital estate of $ 300,000, when the only expert testimony at trial indicated that the corporations had a fair market value of $ 0.

Nesser v. Boston Restaurants

At issue is the valuation of debtor's fifty percent interest in Boston Restaurants.

Company Seeks Damages From Speculative Profits

Coastal sought $5.3 million in damages arising out of an alleged breach of a contract for Coastal's exclusive dealership rights to sell Commander airplanes.

Coastal Aviation v. Commander Aircraft

In this case, the plaintiff seeks damages arising out of an alleged breach of a contract for Coastal's exclusive dealership rights to sell Commander airplanes.

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