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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 >>>

The Bank Is Requesting The Fair Market And Liquidation Value Of Our Assets To Be Used As Collateral For A Loan. Can Your Construction Equipment Appraisal Experts Help?

Loan officers often ask for a certified construction equipment appraisal or truck equipment appraisal for verification of asset values when submitting to underwriters. American Business Appraisers offers heavy equipment valuation to banks and businesses including construction equipment appraisal, heavy machinery appraisal, truck equipment appraisals, farm equipment appraisals, and more. Our heavy equipment appraisers are among… 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 >>>

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 >>>

EBITDA Adjustments

At least weekly we are asked to look through a valuation report, and find ourselves saying, “what in the world…?” Most often, the document supplied to us for review, cites earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) with adjustments to historical financial information. Adjustments can be perfectly acceptable, as owners run excess personal expenses… Continue >>>

Goodwill and its Importance to the Business

What exactly does the term “goodwill” mean when it comes to buying or selling a business? Usually, the term “goodwill” is a reference to all the effort that an individual(s) puts into a business over the years that he or she has operated that business. In a sense, goodwill is the difference between an array… 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 >>>

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 >>>

Tax Reform & Reasonable Compensation

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) contains a provision for reasonable compensation as defined in IRS Code Section 162. Reasonable compensation has always been an important issue in business valuation, but the TCJA has put a much brighter spotlight on the matter, which will be closer scrutinized starting in 2018. There is a new… Continue >>>

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