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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 >>>

Our Lease Agreement On Some Machinery And Equipment Will Be Expiring Soon. Can Your Certified Machinery Appraiser Conduct An Appraisal To Be Used In Buyout Negotiations?

We can be your heavy machinery appraiser for negotiations of the buyout of lease equipment. Our equipment valuation services include heavy equipment appraisals, farm equipment appraisals, construction equipment appraisals, and more. Valuation of machinery is vital to the buyout process, and as a certified machinery and equipment appraiser we make sure it is done correctly… Continue >>>

Three Aspects of a Business Valuation Professional

This is a good time to reflect on three important and misunderstood aspects of the role of the valuation professional: The valuation professional. The nature of the finding. How are the findings used. Role of the Professional: Valuation professionals may act as either an “appraiser” or “consultant” – but not both in a single engagement.… Continue >>>

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 >>>

Can Your Business Appraisal Experts Help Me With A Buy-out Of My Business Partner?

As a leading Arizona business appraisal firm we are experienced in this area, and offer business appraisal services that can provide stock valuations of a partner’s share of the business. Our certified appraisers perform business appraisal services including business valuations, estate and gift tax services, machinery and equipment appraisals, and more. Learn why we are… 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 >>>

How to Benchmark the Value of a Business

The question that arises most often for many small business owners and others interested in purchasing a business is “what is a reasonable price for this business?” To some degree, every business is unique and therefore, there is no one-size-fits-all formula to determine the value. Years ago, I was visiting with a dentist who was… 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 >>>

Approaches To Intangible Valuation Of Businesses

As mentioned in a previous article, valuing intangible assets can be an important part of any business valuation for marital dissolutions, gift tax determination, estate planning, shareholder rights cases, conversion from C corporation to S corporation or sale of a business. An experienced business appraiser will help you identify the intangibles unique to your business,… 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 >>>

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