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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 >>>

Are The Business Valuation Specialists Employed By American Business Appraisers Certified Appraisers?

Our Arizona business valuation analysts hold several designations in the business appraisal and equipment appraisal fields. As a certified appraiser, we offer valuation services including business valuation, equipment appraisal, and estate and gift tax services. Our Arizona business appraisal experts perform valuations nationwide. Learn more about our appraisal services by calling American Business Appraisers at… Continue >>>

Seven Critical Reasons for Obtaining a Business Valuation

Estate & Gift Tax Planning When transferring shares in a corporation or interests in a limited liability company (LLC), having a business valuation performed, prior to any transfer, will determine what the shares or interests are worth to help stand up to any IRS scrutiny. If the value of your interest, plus the value of… 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 >>>

Creating a Reliable Buy-Sell Agreement

A buy-sell agreement can be an important tool in smoothing any business ownership transition, whether the aim is to maintain control, provide liquidity and a ready market for the stock, retain key employees or ensure an orderly ownership transfer in the case of death, disability or divorce. Of course, it’s important to decide how to… Continue >>>

Does Your Firm Perform Estate and Gift Tax Services to Satisfy IRS Requirements?

We do offer estate and gift tax services to satisfy IRS stock valuation requirements. Discounts are applied to minority holders’ interests and can range between 20%-60%. Our experienced business appraisers offer business owners in Arizona and throughout the United States stock valuation services including: asset valuation, partnership financial appraisals, machinery and equipment appraisals, equipment valuation,… Continue >>>

I’m Going Through A Divorce And Need My Business And Assets Appraised? What Is My First Step And Can Your Valuations Analysts Help?

Attorneys and judges rely on experienced valuation analysts from business appraisal firms like American Business Appraisers. We possess the proper certifications in business valuation and asset appraisals to assist the court in equitable distribution of assets between spouses or business partners. Our certified appraisers have assisted the court in many cases, and we invite you… 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 >>>

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 >>>

Three Key Factors in Business Valuation

The three key factors are profitability, growth and risk. Profitability, or more specifically, anticipated benefits will be the most important consideration by investors (i. e., buyers). Anticipated benefits will consider such items as the nature, capital structure, and historical performance. Growth considerations are generally the expected growth in earnings, along with the anticipated outlook for… Continue >>>

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