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Size effect is ‘fiction,’ Damodaran reiterates

“There has been no size premium for the past 40 years,” said Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business), who has been called the “Dean of Valuation.”

BVU News and Trends April 2021

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

BVU News and Trends March 2021

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

BVU News and Trends February 2021

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

Damodaran updates cost of capital data

Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) has started his annual posting of data updates on his website that include risk-free rates, equity risk premiums, corporate default spreads, corporate tax rates, country risk premiums, and other data—all of which is free.

YE2020 data are now in the Cost of Capital Professional

Year-end 2020 data, including equity risk premia, CRSP decile size premia, and industry betas/IRPs, are now available in BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional platform.

Despite COVID-19 and Brexit, the UK minted six new unicorns in 2020

CBInsights has updated its 2020 summary, showing that 76 private startups achieved unicorn status (a unicorn is a private company that has a valuation of more than $1 billion) last year, including six from the UK.

Business Valuation Year in Review 2020

What a year! This is a recap of developments in the business valuation profession under the shroud of COVID-19 including the latest thinking in methodologies, changes in regulations, new and updated resources, and practice-building ideas.

New Research Paper Joins Call to ‘Let Go’ of the Size Premium

A look at the latest paper that joins mounting academic research over the recent past that shows that the size effect no longer exists—or was never there in the first place.

BVU News and Trends January 2021

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

The Top Valuation and Damages Cases of 2020

Our pick of valuation-related court cases includes state and federal court decisions covering many areas of law that dealt with novel issues of law or, in some way, enhanced our understanding of valuation and damages issues as they arose in a litigation setting.

Hitchner poll reveals COEC sources of choice

The January 2021 issue of Hardball With Hitchner includes the results of polls that reveal what sources valuation practitioners use for developing cost of equity capital (COEC) estimates.

Vanguard stock market forecast implies a U.S. ERP of 3% to 5%

Annual returns of U.S. stocks over the next decade are forecasted to be in the “modest 3.7%-5.7% range,” according to a recent market outlook report from Vanguard.

Appraisal Disciplines Reveal Breaking Trends at the ASA Conference

Practitioners from five appraisal disciplines address how they are working in the current environment and their perspectives about trends in valuation over the next year.

BVU News and Trends December 2020

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

D&P reduces recommended U.S. ERP to 5.5%

Duff & Phelps has decreased its recommended U.S. equity risk premium (ERP) from 6.0% to 5.5% for use as of Dec. 9, 2020, according to a client alert.

D&P enhances infographic on cost of capital

Duff & Phelps has updated its infographic, “Cost of Capital in the Current Environment,” and has enhanced it with new data on the eurozone.

BVU News and Trends November 2020

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

BVU News and Trends October 2020

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

‘The “Normalized” Risk-Free Rate: Fiction or Science Fiction?’

That’s the title of a new paper from Pablo Fernandez, a professor in the department of financial management at the University of Navarra—IESE Business School in Spain.

Article says the size effect didn’t vanish—it never existed

The hits keep coming to the existence of the size effect.

BVU News and Trends September 2020

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

Latest paper in the size-effect debate

Some appraisers believe that the size effect has diminished or disappeared since it was first documented in 1981.

Global BV News: New module added to Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator

A new international industry benchmarking module will be available in late October for the Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator.

Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator adds international industry benchmarking module

The new international industry benchmarking module (available in late October) provides subscribers with comprehensive global industry-level statistics for approximately 90 industries in four global regions, with data to support valuation dates from March 2015 to the present.

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