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A Method for Forecasting Property Impairment Resulting From Climate Change

This article adds to the discussion of the impact of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impacts on the valuation of businesses with real estate as an integral part of their operations.

Lingering high interest rates may trigger more goodwill impairments

Faced with elevated interest rates that show no signs of dropping, more companies will be forced to recognize goodwill impairments, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article.

BV News and Trends December 2022

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

Goodwill impairments YTD 2022 are up, per Kroll analysis

Risky financial markets and an uncertain economic environment add up to increased goodwill impairments.

Recap of the ASA New York Fair Value Conference

Important takeaways from the recent conference on these topics: global cost of capital, ASC 718 valuations, ESG impacts on value, discount rate for intangibles, hard-to-value securities, SPAC warrants, and more.

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.

BV News and Trends June 2022

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

Takeaways from the ASA Fair Value Conference

The 2022 ASA NY Fair Value Conference was held in hybrid form (online and in-person from Hoboken, N.J.) on June 16.

FASB hits ‘pause’ on goodwill project

The big news at the 2022 ASA NY Fair Value Conference last week was that the FASB has dropped its project on goodwill, but it could be revisited in the future.

BV News and Trends May 2022

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

Global BV News and Trends May 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Global BV News and Trends April 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Goodwill impairments in U.S. doubled in 2020: Kroll study

Total goodwill impairment in U.S. public companies was $142.5 billion in 2020, more than double the $71 billion recorded in 2019, according to the “2021 U.S. Goodwill Impairment Study” by Kroll.

BV News and Trends March 2022

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

Global BV News and Trends March 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Deloitte replaces pub on impairments and disposals

Deloitte has published A Roadmap to Impairments and Disposals of Long-Lived Assets and Discontinued Operations, which includes its insights into the guidance in ASC 360-101 and ASC 205-20 on impairments and disposals of long-lived assets and presentation of discontinued operations.

BV News and Trends February 2022

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

Global BV News: European goodwill impairment up 49% in 2020

Total goodwill impairment recorded by European-listed companies in the STOXX® Europe 600 increased for the third consecutive year, rising 49%, to €54.1 billion (bn) in 2020, according to the “2021 European Goodwill Impairment Study,” from Kroll.

Intangibles, ESG, and digital assets are on the FASB’s new research agenda

In response to feedback received in an agenda consultation, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) announced that its research agenda now will include the following projects.

Global BV News: IASB’s Barckow on divergence with FASB regarding goodwill impairment

At the recent AICPA and CIMA Conference on current SEC and PCAOB developments, Andreas Barckow, chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), discussed the board’s key projects, one of which is goodwill impairments.

BV News and Trends December 2021

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

Impairments triggered by climate change

For the first time in a securities filing, Exxon Mobil Corp said that some of its oil and gas properties may face impairment due to climate change, according to a report in Reuters.

CFAs support annual testing for goodwill impairment

Global standard-setters, such as the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in the U.S., are revisiting the issue of annual impairment testing versus amortization of goodwill.

SEC Comment Letters Reveal COVID-19 Impacts—and Much More

How to benefit from the great deal of useful information about fair value measurement issues in comment letters the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sends after it reviews public companies’ financial statements and disclosures.

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