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BV News and Trends February 2023

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

New Research Strengthens Support for the Three-Stage DCF

Unpublished research from Roger Grabowski and Ashok Abbott reveals data on firm growth over three stages: startup, stabilizing, and long term.

Vertical IQ enhances its industry research platform

Eleven U.S. industry sector profiles have been added to the Vertical IQ industry research platform, including: accommodation and food services; agriculture, forestry, and fishing; educational services; information sector; real estate; and transportation and warehousing.

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2023 Edition

January 2023 PDF, Softcover (426 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

It's that time of year again, BVR's “greatest hits” publication is here!  The Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2023 covers the previous year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in valuation.  It captures changes in regulations and professional standards, key takeaways from professional conferences, and tactical practice-building ideas. This critical desktop reference puts you ahead of the competition with on-the-ground reporting by the BVR editorial team including an Introduction by Andy Dzamba, BVR Executive Editor and insights from notable BV experts. Learn more >>

Takeaways from the final big BV event of 2022

The beach or the ski slope? Those were the options for attendees who ventured out to either Park City, Utah, or Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the NACVA Business Valuation & Financial Litigation Super Conference last week.

Restaurants and inflation: what’s the breaking point?

Restaurants have been raising prices more aggressively in recent months to offset rising food and labor costs, according to an update from the Vertical IQ industry research platform.

GDP up in 3Q22, reports BVR’s EOU

The U.S. economy—as indicated by gross domestic product—increased at an annual rate of 2.6% in the third quarter of 2022 after declining at a rate of 0.6% in the second quarter, according to the latest quarterly issue of Economic Outlook Update (EOU), published by Business Valuation Resources (BVR).

Court affirms calculation report in divorce case

A calculation of value is not the “gold standard,” but it is not unacceptable, an Arizona appellate court ruled in a divorce case.

Huge turnout for the AICPA FVS conference

At 800 attendees, the AICPA & CIMA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference in Las Vegas was the largest event we’ve been to this year.

Key Industry Updates for Various Types of Stores and Retailers

The economy, high inflation, the Russia-Ukraine war, and the pandemic continue to impact firms in all industries, so it’s important for valuation analysts to keep up with these developments. Here are some recent and very targeted updates for various retail stores from the Vertical IQ industry research platform.

Hitchner on citing BV books and cases

It’s fine to cite authoritative texts in your report—but court cases are another story, advises Jim Hitchner (Financial Valuation Advisors). He spoke at last week’s Forensic and Valuation Services Conference hosted by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA).

Take a fresh look at your long-term growth rate, says Grabowski

Do you estimate a long-term growth rate by taking long-term real GDP growth plus expected inflation? If you do, you may want to reconsider, according to recent research by Roger Grabowski (Kroll) and Ashok Abbott (West Virginia University).

Automating Valuation Reports

Most BVFLS practitioners rely on Microsoft Office products and tools to develop and support their work. In this program, join Nick Mears to learn the essential techniques to integrate Microsoft Excel and Word for report writing purposes. See integration techniques to automate report sections to eliminate mistakes, reduce rework, and improve consistency and efficiency. With a focus on practical implementation, this session will guide attendees through real-world examples of developing Excel models that can be ...

Coronavirus Updates for 24 U.S. Industries

The latest news from the Vertical IQ industry research platform.

BV News and Trends June 2022

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

Using the Valuation Report as a Selling Tool

A business valuation report is the perfect forum for selling the valuation analyst’s conclusion regarding the value of the valuation subject. This is an excerpt from the new sixth edition of Understanding Business Valuation, which has a companion website that includes a good selection of full sample valuation reports.

BV News and Trends May 2022

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

New trends help eateries build business

Virtual restaurants—commercial kitchens that operate through delivery services and do not have a physical dine-in space—are increasing due to the coronavirus pandemic, reports the Vertical IQ industry research platform in a recent “Coronavirus Update” for the restaurant industry.

Reconciling the Results of Various Valuation Methodologies

This is an excerpt from the author’s new sixth edition of Understanding Business Valuation. It illustrates the clear, simple way he explains key concepts and provides real-world examples.

Mercer continues to examine appraisal review

After a hiatus from his blog, veteran valuer Chris Mercer (Mercer Capital) certainly has made up for lost time.

Book Review: Understanding Business Valuation, 6th Edition

Gary Trugman (Trugman Valuations) has updated his book, which shows you how to apply valuation theory with practical examples from actual engagements and sample valuation reports, written in an easy-to-understand style.

Appraiser Uses Direct Way to Estimate Private-Company Cost of Equity

One appraiser, after 25 years and over 1,000 valuations of small owner-operated businesses, says that these firms bear no relation to public companies, so why look to the public markets for data when estimating cost of capital? Here’s the method he uses, which looks directly at the private capital markets and does not require any expensive resources.

Additional Takeaways From the 2021 ASA International Conference

Interesting sessions covering risk-free rates, equity risk premia, expert testimony, appraisal reviews, cannabis valuations, and more from the American Society of Appraisers’ International Conference, held in Las Vegas.

Unique Pitfalls in Valuing a Diagnostic Imaging Center

Some advice from Douglas Smith (Phase 4 Radiology Business Strategies LLC), whose entire practice is dedicated to the diagnostic imaging space. He is not an accredited valuation expert but is called in by appraisers as a third-party expert to perform analyses and forecasts for these entities.

Mercer examines appraisal review

After a two-month break from his blog, veteran valuer Chris Mercer (Mercer Capital) has started a series of thoughtful posts focusing on appraisal review, a process he deems “essential.”

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