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A Channel Analysis Is Key When Valuing a Fast-Food Restaurant

There has been a seismic shift in the operations of limited-service restaurants since the pandemic—and there’s no sign of reverting. Channels of revenue have been upended. Therefore, an analysis along these lines is important when valuing these entities, advises an expert in this space.

Hitchner busts myth about using a CCF on a large firm

Many valuation analysts “would never be caught dead” valuing a large business using a capitalized cash flow (CCF), writes Jim Hitchner (Valuation Products and Services) in the latest issue of Hardball With Hitchner.

Reminder: Take the IVSC survey on ESG

To investigate the evolution of how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are being incorporated into the valuation process, the International Valuation Standards Council has launched a survey.

Top Issues Impacting Cannabis Valuations

An apple is an apple. A pear is a pear. A dispensary in MyTown USA is not the same as a dispensary in NextDoor USA. A cultivation facility in Michigan is not the same as a cultivation facility in Illinois. This webinar will focus on adult use legalization, Section 280E, geography, research and resources and other important issues impacting valuations in the cannabis space.

Global BVU News and Trends February 2024

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Valuation Approaches and Methods—Which Do I Use, When, and Why

The inclusion or exclusion of a specific valuation approach or method can often change a business’s value by more than 10%. So, regardless of whether you are a listed user of a valuation, a CPA/appraiser providing an opinion of value, or are reviewing a valuation for reasonableness, how do you know which valuation approaches and methods should be used, when they are (not) applicable, how to weight those used/applicable, and, most importantly, why?

The CEIV Is Gone But the MPF Will Endure—Here’s an Example

The Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) credential has been discontinued, but the Mandatory Performance Framework (MPF) will continue to be used. In fact, a revision is expected to make it more streamlined. Here are its guidelines for documenting management projections that are worthy of repurposing.

BV News and Trends November 2023

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

What It’s Worth: Valuing Jewelry Stores

November 2023 PDF (113 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Stay appraised of all the latest methodologies in the jewelry industry! The report explains how jewelry stores operate, the nature of their revenue streams, value drivers, the industry environment, the risks involved, and other factors. Learn more >>

New Book Offers Template for Assessing ESG Impact on Firm Value

Based on some case studies, a new book includes a template that summarizes steps in assessing whether ESG factors are material enough to integrate into a valuation. The book is Valuation and Sustainability—A Guide to Include Environmental, Social, and Governance Data in Business Valuation, edited by Dejan Glavas (ESSCA, School of Management, Boulogne-Billancourt, France), who also wrote several chapters.

Private Equity Roll Up of Professional Practices Valuation Considerations

This webinar transcript focuses on private equity roll-up acquisitions of professional practices and the possible effect of these transactions on business valuation.

Firms with better ESG ratings yield higher returns, per Kroll study

Companies with better environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings generally outperformed those with lower ratings over the 2013-to-2021 period, according to Kroll’s new ESG and Global Investor Returns Study.

Adjusting WACC for ESG: ±100 basis points proposed

When assessing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors on valuation, unless there is an impact to cash flow, risk, or growth, ESG has no effect on business value.

New book on ESG and BV

Valuation and Sustainability—A Guide to Include Environmental, Social, and Governance Data in Business Valuation is a new book edited by Dejan Glavas (ESSCA, School of Management, Boulogne-Billancourt, France), who also wrote several chapters.

Valuers Are Now Spending More Time ‘on Everything’

A panel discussion during the Global Town Hall: State of the Global Markets and Their Effect on Business Valuation event talked about having to dig more into income statement line items, perform more sensitivity analyses, request multiple forecasts, change Excel models, and more.

Advanced Topics and Case Studies When Valuing Family Limited Partnerships and LLCs

As professional methodology has advanced and tax court cases have confirmed, employing analytical techniques to value family limited partnerships/LLCs using the income and market approaches allow appraisers to determine an accurate value objectively. Certain types of partnerships may be considered complicated. This webinar will focus on valuing more complex FLPs using case studies. Mr. Johnson will present empirical data that support the use of these objective appraisal methods and share his opinion on current issues ...

Damodaran Continues His Explosive Remarks About ESG

At the ASA Spring Fair Value Conference in New York City on May 4, we did not expect to hear any glowing words about the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) movement from Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business). In his blog, he has been very vocal in his strong criticisms of ESG as a “weapon of mass distraction” and a “gravy train” for consultants, investment managers, scoring/ratings providers, and those pushing for more disclosures.

A Look Back: Including ESG in Valuation Models

Quantified the impact of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and measuring their effects is not a new phenomenon. Thanks to the BVResearch Pro platform, here are two ways experts have done this before.

BVU News and Trends April 2023

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

Financial Expert Guide for Family Law Judges and Attorneys, National Edition

April 2023 PDF, Softcover (413 pages)

John Tatlock, Kevin Yeanoplos, Ron Seigneur

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Financial issues are often the cornerstone issue in dissolution of marriage cases. Contests over the division of marital assets and debts, the determination of whether individual assets are part of the marital estate or one spouse’s separate property, and disagreements over value and allocation frequently merge to become one of, if not the, primary areas of focus of protracted domestic relations litigation in dissolution cases. Learn more >>

Using Regression Analysis in Business Valuation

As valuation analysts, we often analyze how one or more variables explain the behavior of another variable such as revenues or trends in market multiples. We are also tasked with analyzing trends in data over time to be used as a basis for a forecast of future expected results. A tool that helps us analyze the relationships between variables is linear regression. Linear regression models can be useful tools in analyzing relationships between economic and ...

New case involves dispute over company-specific risk

In a Minnesota shareholder buyout matter, the two opposing valuation experts disagreed over the risk associated with customer concentration.

BV News and Trends March 2023

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

Global BV News and Trends March 2023

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Damodaran to give critical perspective of ESG

Never one to mince words, Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) called it “the most overhyped, oversold concept in the history of business.”

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