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BVU News and Trends April 2019

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

Latest paper on the vanishing size effect

A new academic paper, “Why Has the Size Effect Disappeared?,” explores the disappearance of the small-firm effect after the early 1980s.

Do you have a Rube Goldberg cost of capital process?

Wildly complicated gadgets designed to do very simple tasks was the specialty of Rube Goldberg, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor.

Upgrade to the Cost of Capital Professional highlights free webinar

A number of new enhancements to BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional platform were explained during a recent free webinar on March 6.

Paper says CEO wealth affects company risk

There is evidence that, as CEOs become wealthier, they take less risk with their firms to the detriment of shareholders, according to a new paper.

Global BVU News and Trends March 2019

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

BVU News and Trends March 2019

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

Bygone size effect resurfaces in highly volatile times, per new research

Although most empirical studies find that the size effect has disappeared since the early 1980s, it shows up during times of high macroeconomic volatility, according to a new paper.

Global BV News: Capital budgeting decision-making in Pakistan

Pakistani-listed firms are using discounted cash flow methods of capital budgeting and preferring net present value over internal rate of return, according to a research paper.

YE2018 data—plus enhancements—now in the Cost of Capital Professional

Year-end 2018 equity risk premia and size premia are now available in BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional platform.

BVU News and Trends February 2019

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

Damodaran posts his 2019 data updates

Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) has so far posted a series of five data updates on his blog, “Musings on Markets.”

Business Valuation Review spotlights the ‘size effect’

If you’re a subscriber to BVResearch Pro, you have access to a vast amount of research material, including the full archive of Business Valuation Review, the journal of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).

Improving on historical data for the cost of capital

There are shortcomings to using historical data in developing an equity risk premium (ERP) when estimating the cost of capital, points out Eric Nath (Eric Nath & Associates LLC) in the February issue of Business Valuation Update.

BVR’s New Cost of Capital Platform Makes Its Public Debut

A record-setting audience of valuation experts got the first look at BVR’s new simple, independent service to estimate the cost of capital. The online platform is designed to augment each appraiser’s own professional judgment and his or her other research.

BVU News and Trends January 2019

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

Fernandez on badly explained finance topics

A number of topics relevant to business valuers including CAPM, WACC, betas, ERP, and returns are in the latest paper by Pablo Fernandez (University of Navarra, IESE Business School), "18 Topics Badly Explained by Many Finance Professors."

Don’t be locked into a start year for historical returns

During a recent demo of BVR’s new Cost of Capital Professional, an audience member asked whether he could choose the starting year used to calculate the historical equity risk premium and historical size premium.

Free trial expires soon for new cost of capital platform

Have you had a chance to test drive BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional (CCPro)?

Bibliography explains basis for new cost of capital platform

The Cost of Capital Professional, BVR’s new platform for estimating the cost of capital, is rooted in solid theory and empirical data.

First public demo of BVR’s new cost of capital platform

Last week, valuation experts got the first walk-through of BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional, the newest resource for developing a cost of equity capital estimate.

New paper finds scant evidence of a size effect

“The bottom line is that after addressing the facts and fictions of the size effect, we find neither strong empirical evidence nor robust theoretical support for a prominent size premium.”

FAQs posted for new cost of capital platform

A set of FAQs for BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional (CCP) has been added to the webpage that explains the new independent service for estimating the cost of equity.

Board of advisors shapes up for BVR’s new cost of capital platform

Experts from the who’s who of the business valuation world have joined the advisory board for BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional (CCP), the new independent service for estimating the cost of equity.

BVR to Launch New Platform for Estimating the Cost of Capital

The time is right for a simple, independent service to augment each appraiser’s own professional judgment and his or her other research when estimating the cost of capital. A free trial period begins in November, and feedback is requested.

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