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How to Review a Report’s Valuation Methodology

This is part of a series on quality control for valuation engagements, which has emerged as the No. 1 concern at valuation firms and practices, according to BVR’s Benchmarking Survey. The article contains a checklist for an overall review of the income, market, asset, and excess earnings approaches.

Key Points From Hitchner’s Annual BV Update

A recap of Jim Hitchner’s look at the major issues in BV over the past year, including long-term growth rates, the three-stage DCF, normalizing the risk-free rate, cost of capital, plagiarism, lack of liquidity on a 100% interest, and more.

BV News and Trends April 2024

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

Is Your Subject Business Still Feeling the Effects of COVID-19?

The pandemic is over, but the symptoms may linger for a long time. For valuation analysts, the concern is whether the businesses they are appraising will be impacted over the long term—an impact that could be positive or negative. An example is the limited-service restaurant business, such as fast-food, pizza, coffee shops, and the like.

Midyear or End of Year Present Value Factors? Clues from Valuation in Discrete and Continuous Time

This article addresses whether appraisers should be using midyear or end-of-year present value factors. Although this is a topic that other authors and I have addressed, this article has some unique and novel approaches to the topic. The mathematics in this article accounts for cash flow growth within and between years rather than between years only, as others have modeled. We model in both discrete and continuous time, with discrete time in multiple time frames ...

Hitchner’s annual review of need-to-know BV topics

Over 500 attendees listened to Jim Hitchner (Valuation Products and Services) do his annual review of recent need-to-know concepts, data, models, and methods in business valuation. Here are a few key points from the two-hour webinar.

Today! Hitchner’s annual BV update webinar

BVWire looks forward to Jim Hitchner’s annual webinar where he reviews new concepts, data, models, and methods that have emerged in business valuation over the past year.

Valuers need to examine the lingering effects of COVID-19

The pandemic is over but not for some businesses that continue to feel the effects—and this impacts valuation.

SBA lending data added to Vertical IQ

The Vertical IQ industry research platform has added key data sets of Small Business Administration (SBA) lending trends and industry performance insights.

Business Valuation in the Context of Insolvency

This webinar will dive into the complex world of bankruptcy. It will include a look at the valuation nuances that one needs to consider when preparing a valuation analysis and report in the context of bankruptcy.

New Research Finds That Industries Have Different Growth Rates

An update to ongoing research by Roger Grabowski (Kroll) and Dr. Ashok Abbott (West Virginia University) supports the use of different long-term growth rates for different industries and the use of the three-stage DCF.

The No. 1 valuation issue that triggers an IRS audit

Discounts continue to be the No. 1 red flag that triggers an IRS audit, according to former IRS manager Michael Gregory (Michael Gregory Consulting LLC), speaking at the recent American Society of Appraisers (ASA) International Appraisers Conference in New Orleans.

ISBA appraisal review workshop November 9-10

The International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA) is offering a two-day workshop for its Business Certified Appraiser in Review (BCA-R) credential.

BV News and Trends September 2023

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

ISBA appraisal review workshop November 9-10

The International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA) is offering a two-day workshop for its Business Certified Appraiser in Review (BCA-R) credential.

Don’t get stung by a bad review of your valuation report

Shawn Hyde (Canyon Valuation) has been reviewing the reports of other valuation experts for years.

Appraisal Review—Read Between the Lines, Too!

Reviewing a business valuation report is different than just reading through it and looking for errors. A good review considers not just the data presented, but also the underlying assumptions, language selection (looking for bias for or against the subject business), and overall structure of the document. We can be asked to review an appraisal report for almost as many different purposes as there are for writing one. You might be handed a report and ...

A Good Example of a Powerful Visual for a Valuation Report

At the recent New York State Society of CPAs’ Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference, Chris Mercer (Mercer Capital) gave a good example of an effective visual designed to convey a complex issue to a client or trier of fact.

BVLaw: A Look Behind the Curtain

Case law is the backbone of most business valu¬ations. This article educates and informs readers on the breadth of coverage and depth of unique expertise available in BVLaw, which saves practitioners and attorneys alike hours of research time.

BV News and Trends July 2023

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

Private-sector companies optimistic, per McKinsey survey

Consulting firm McKinsey has some very useful economic and industry reports, research studies, and regular briefings.

Why should BV experts care about court cases?

That was a question posed during a preconference session at NACVA’s Super Conference last week.

BV News and Trends June 2023

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

Global BV News: In Canada, attorneys seek ‘schedules only’ valuations

Apparently to save time and money, attorneys in Canada are asking for just the schedules a valuer prepares, not a report, according to speakers at the recent CBV Connect 2023, hosted by the CBV Institute, Canada’s valuation professional organization (VPO) and standard-setter.

New edition of cannabis valuation book now in BVResearch Pro

The second edition of The Cannabis Industry Accounting and Appraisal Guide is now available to subscribers of the BVResearch Pro platform.

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