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Valuation & Business Concentrations

Webster’s dictionary defines “concentration” as the act or process of concentrating, especially the fixing of close, undivided attention. In business valuation context, it is assessing a company’s risk profile and financial outlook. The presence of substantial concentrations (i.e., risks) frequently results in a lower value, than what otherwise might be expected. Concentrations, from a conceptual… Continue >>>

Do Your Certified Appraisal Services Include Valuations For Small Business Administration (SBA) Financing?

Our certified appraisal services help determine company value for many financial institutions in Arizona and nationwide. This includes performing business valuations for SBA and conventional financing. Our stock valuation services are performed by certified appraisers, who are well-versed in determining the value of a business. Valuation of a company is most often required of a… Continue >>>

Can A Business Valuation Help To Value Intellectual Property?

American Business Appraisers is Arizona’s business valuations leader and can value your intellectual property. Common values that are often requested from our Phoenix business appraisal firm are patents, brand names, customer lists, etc. Our certified appraisers and valuation analysts offer clients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Goodyear, Tempe, and beyond business valuations for stock valuation, partnership appraisals,… Continue >>>

Importance of Business Valuations before Retirement

Most business owners know that planning for retirement is crucial. However, according to Entrepreneur magazine, very few business owners are aware of the true value they have. Many have not taken the necessary steps to receive an accurate business valuation well before considering retiring. This makes it somewhat difficult to ensure they receive adequate value… Continue >>>

Price versus Value

In finance, we use words like price and value, as if they were interchangeable. I have been guilty of this myself at times. It is worth noting, price and value not only come from different processes, but are determined by different variables and yield different numbers at the same point in time. The essence of… Continue >>>

Market Transactional Valuation Multiples are not about Averages

In October of 2003, I co-chaired a valuation roundtable session with Dr. Shannon Pratt, a highly regarded individual within the business appraisal profession. A question was asked regarding the use of market data in the market approach as it applies to the valuation of closely held companies. I thought it would be helpful to revisit… 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 >>>

Is there a Doctor or Appraiser in the House?

Over the years, we at American Business Appraisers have come to appreciate the many similarities between the practices of medicine and business appraisal: Both involve science – careful, systematic observation and gathering of facts, Application of proven theories, Both involve art – the use of informed, reasoned judgments based on experience and training, Both physicians… Continue >>>

FAQ’s About Key Person Consideration

Virtually every business has centralized management and/or relies on the talents of a few individuals. This risk of centralized management is taken into account for business valuation purposes in the company’s future earnings or rate of return (i.e., discount rate). In some cases, however, one person is the linchpin, and if he or she leaves… Continue >>>

When an EBITDA Valuation Multiple Doesn’t Work

Many business owner’s when they want to sell their business, often read about an EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) valuation multiples. But when they’re questioned further, what they really mean is they want to sell for a higher EBITDA valuation multiple than discussed in the industry journals. Here, I will identify occurrences… Continue >>>

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