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Duff & Phelps raises US ERP from 5.0% to 6.0% for 1Q valuation dates

D&P has increased its recommended U.S. equity risk premium (ERP) from 5.0% to 6.0% for use as of 25 March 2020.

D&P increases recommended U.S. ERP to 6.0%

Duff & Phelps has increased its recommended U.S. equity risk premium (ERP) from 5.0% to 6.0% for use as of March 25, 2020, according to a client alert.

BVU News and Trends March 2020

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

New BVR briefing on impact of data breaches on firm value

During this time of crisis, hacking and data breaches are likely to increase.

BVR Briefing – Cybersecurity in Business Valuation: Addressing the Impact of Data Breaches on Value

March 2020 PDF (37 pages)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

This BVR Briefing presents some emerging ideas and techniques that are helping to pave the way to better understand and measure the impact of data security and cyber liability risks on the value of a business. Renowned cybersecurity pros Charles Hoff and Michael Blake share their deep knowledge and proven strategies. Learn more >>

Two new resources for 2020 UK ERP, risk-free rate, and other indicators

Pablo Fernandez, professor of finance at the IESE Business School, is surveying business valuation professionals in the UK to determine what cost of equity assumptions they are using for 2020.

Assessing Cybersecurity Risk When Doing a Business Valuation

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that just large firms face material risks related to data security and privacy concerns. Here’s a checklist for the guidance of valuation professionals to help assess these risks when performing a business valuation.

Current BUM and CAPM cost of capital rates now available from BVR’s Cost of Capital Pro

Year-end 2019 data are now available in BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional.

YE2019 data are now in the Cost of Capital Professional

Year-end 2019 data, including risk-free rates, industry risk premia, equity risk premia, and size premia, are now available in BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional platform.

D&P examines impact of coronavirus on asset values

Duff & Phelps is monitoring the financial impact of the coronavirus on businesses and asset values across the investment funds sector globally, according to a client alert.

BVU News and Trends January 2020

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

Implied ERP at 5.2% per Damodaran’s data update

Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) has done 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.

Will the ‘Boris Bounce’ increase the value of small and medium-sized enterprises?

In theory, clarification and stabilisation make markets happy, so the current road map to exit should encourage investors.

New Meta-Analysis Study Reveals Diminished Size Premium

There have been many studies on the size premium but with conflicting results. Now, the first “meta-analysis” of the size premium provides an estimate that is smaller than what many people believe, according to a new paper.

Musings on the Cost of Capital

A veteran appraiser presents an interesting retrospective on the cost of capital and offers some observations on current practice.

BVU News and Trends December 2019

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

Research paper finds the size premium mostly nonexistent

“Investors require no premium to hold small stocks over big stocks in normal times,” says a recently updated paper on the size premium.

BVR and Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Platforms Go Head-to-Head at VSCPA

Both platforms give similar results when estimating the cost of capital for private firms. They were put through their paces at a recent conference presented by the Virginia Society of CPAs.

D&P lowers its normalized risk-free rate to 3.0%

Duff & Phelps has decreased its U.S. normalized risk-free rate from 3.5% to 3.0% effective 30 September 2019, the firm says in a statement.

BVU News and Trends October 2019

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

D&P lowers its normalized risk-free rate to 3.0%

Duff & Phelps has decreased its U.S. normalized risk-free rate from 3.5% to 3.0% effective Sept. 30, 2019, the firm says in a statement.

How to address cyber risk in a business valuation

According to Inc. Magazine, 60% of successful cyberattacks force the target business to close.

Larger listed companies barely outperform smaller ones now, a new study argues

Published research has overstated the size premium, says ‘Firm Size and Stock Returns: A Quantitative Survey,’ a new analysis conducted by Anton Astakhov, Tomas Havranek, and Jiri Novak from the Institute of Economic Studies at Charles University in Prague.

New meta-analysis study finds diminished size premium in stock returns

The debate over the size premium in stock returns has raged for years, with no consensus over the magnitude or stability—or even the existence—of the size premium. There have been many studies on the size premium but with conflicting results.

How should business valuers measure country risk when revenues originate outside of the UK?

Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) continues to provide country risk comparisons on his website.

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