Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by Mike Trabert, CPA, CVA, CMAP, CEPA, CMAA
After you’ve identified the actual value of your business, determined its target value and taken steps to protect its value, the time has come to build value.
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by Mike Trabert, CPA, CVA, CMAP, CEPA, CMAA
What steps can you take to de-risk your business? After all, the more risk that your business bears, the less someone will be willing to pay for it.
Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by Mike Trabert, CPA, CVA, CMAP, CEPA, CMAA
How do you identify the value of your business and compare it to other businesses in your market space?
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by Sean Saari, CPA/ABV, CVA, MBA
One of my favorite games as a kid was the murder-mystery classic Clue. Do you remember trying to deduce the culprit, the murder weapon and the room in which the attack took place? “I think it was Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with the candlestick.” “I think it was Mrs. Peacock in the hall with […]
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017 by Sean Saari, CPA/ABV, CVA, MBA
To put it simply, risk and the required rate of return are directly related by the simple fact that as risk increases, the required rate of return increases. However, it is a bit more complex than that, so let’s examine how the relationship between risk and the required rate of affects the value of a company.
Posted on Monday, October 13, 2014 by Chris Coyle, CPA/ABV, CVA
Under the income approach to business valuation, the discount rate is one of the key inputs in determining a company’s value. In the book Valuing a Business, Shannon P. Pratt (one of the leading pioneers in valuation theory) defines a discount rate as follows: “In economic terms, a present value discount rate is an ’opportunity […]
Posted on Monday, May 19, 2014 by Sean Saari, CPA/ABV, CVA, MBA
(an excerpt from Skoda Minotti’s “How a Company is Valued” eBook) Investors in publicly-traded companies have the luxury of knowing the value of their investment at virtually any time. An internet connection and a few clicks of a mouse are all its takes to get an up-to-date stock quote. Of all U.S. companies, however, less […]
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by Dan Golish, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFF
In my last blog, I discussed the ways in which a valuation expert might able to justify the $19 billion purchase price in Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp. While it is rather difficult to support such a price with any degree of certainty, there are scenarios where one can see significant potential value in this acquisition. […]
Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Mike Bigrigg, CPA/ABV
I have always been intrigued by magic. It is not often that a magician reveals his secrets, but I recently watched a movie, Now You See Me, in which the magicians actually revealed the secret to their performance. In an early scene of the movie, a volunteer from the audience at a magic show in […]
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by Mike Bigrigg, CPA/ABV
In my opinion, Seinfeld was one of the best true-to-life sitcoms in television history because the storylines drew from actual events in the writers’ lives. One of those recurring storylines was the spirited discussions surrounding Cosmo Kramer’s never-ending business schemes; in particular, in the episode “The Voice” – Kramer (reading the newspaper): Look at this […]