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How to Benchmark the Value of a Business

What is a reasonable selling price for a business? This is a question that arises for many business owners and others interested in pricing a business. To some degree, every business is unique and therefore, no one-size-fits-all valuation formula works for all businesses or for a particular industry. For example, sometimes a dentist may hear… 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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

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