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Top Five EBITDA Adjustments

Top Five EBITDA Adjustments Oftentimes, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) are used as a proxy for a firm’s operating cash flow. While EBITDA can be interpreted in different ways, this type of earnings stream can be used to produce a value for a business or business interest by the application of a… Continue >>>

Reasonable Compensation Guidance

Adjustments for reasonable or replacement compensation – whether in corporate practice or when conducting a business valuation can be one of the most difficult adjustments to quantify. There are numerous factors that should be considered when adjusting compensation levels. Oftentimes, American Business Appraisers find an individual’s, whether they are the owner or principle within the… Continue >>>

Quality of Financial Information – is it Important?

When we develop an opinion of value for a particular operating business, we look at the quality of the financial information as either an additional risk factor or value driver. In business valuation and especially from an investor’s viewpoint, quality of the financial information or truthfulness of the data plays an important role. Everyone has… Continue >>>

Doubling Company Value

Editors Note: As we begin using our new e-newsletter system, to ensure you’ll continue to receive the e-newsletter, please take a moment to update your email address at www.abavalue.com and select from the left column subscribe to ABA’s e-newsletter. Critical Planning Steps What immediate steps can be taken to help double a company’s value? The… Continue >>>

Benchmarking (adding value)

Assessing risk is a crucial part of valuing a closely-held business. Business appraisers use risk assessments in the income approach to estimate rates of return (discount rates) and in the market approach to select valuation multiples. All else being equal, the higher a company’s risk, the lower its value, conversely lower risk (value drivers) increases… Continue >>>

We are considering acquiring a business. Can your certified business appraisers help?

Our certified Arizona business appraisers can provide business valuations when you are acquiring a business or business interest to help in determining an equitable price for both parties. Our independent appraisal services can also help with purchase price allocation to satisfy FASB’s 141R and 142 reporting requirements. Our appraisal services also include machinery and equipment… Continue >>>

Three Aspects Of A Valuation Professional

Three Aspects Of A Valuation Professional

As a business owner, at sometime or another you may need the services of a valuation professional. Even so, this doesn’t mean that you necessarily know what a business appraiser does. As one of the country’s leading business valuation firms, Arizona-based American Business Appraisers would like to take a moment to explain and reflect upon… Continue >>>

Are Your Certified Appraisers Able To Speak About Business Valuation Issues At Our National Conference?

Are Your Certified Appraisers Able To Speak About Business Valuation Issues At Our National Conference?

KC Conrad regularly speaks to audiences regarding business valuation services and issues. A noted valuation analyst and instructor of business valuation, KC speaks to the ins and outs of valuing a business and company valuations, and is eager to share his insights on business valuation services. From dental practice valuation to other Arizona business valuations,… Continue >>>

In Business, What Is An Intangible Asset?

In Business, What Is An Intangible Asset?

Those in the market for a business valuation may be asking themselves “what exactly is an intangible asset?” Webster defines it as “something that represents value but has either intrinsic value or no material being.” Such assets, while difficult to identify and determine the value of, often play an important role when a certified appraiser… Continue >>>

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