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Business Valuation Tag

Various, alternative business earnings metrics can be used to determine a reliable business valuation. The variance between earnings measurement methods can be wide and the results can be misleading. The worst possible outcome is a scenario in which an inaccurate representation of value is presented....

In general, multiples boost the valuation of a business above a typical DCF (discounted cash flow) analysis. Hence, it is always helpful--and I would argue--essential to come at the valuation of the business from multiple directions. Typically, multiples--and especially multiples of EBITDA--are the most used...

Over the next few years, thanks to aging and retiring baby boomers, an overwhelming number of businesses will likely be up for sale. This potential flood is sure to create a competitive environment among both sellers and buyers, as potential buyers begin to closely scrutinize...

All-too-often proposed acquisitions are consummated without determining whether the combination of the two entities would create synergies (be accretive) or create a decrease in overall Earnings Per Share (i.e. dilutive). An accretive-dilutive analysis for a merger or an acquisition is best simplified by asking the...

Today's technology and software deals include a greater number of highly-valuable, yet intangible assets than ever before. The explosion of big data is certainly facilitating this rapid ascent. Fortunately, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued vital information on the valuation and treatment of various...

The most valuable businesses are those that can operate at least semi-autonomously, without expensive personnel at the helm. It’s these types of organizations that demonstrate a healthy, stable growth pattern that is not only attractive to the businesses owner, but makes that business more valuable...

This post is the second in a series outlining how buyers and sellers can bridge the business valuation gap. A number of macroeconomic factors are playing into the higher corporate valuations of today’s mid-market business deals. A good environment for IPOs, strong corporate balance sheets and...