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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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

Separating Personal Goodwill in a Corporation Sale

A sale of a corporation under an asset sale arrangement should be carefully planned to establish the personal goodwill that may exist and if it is being sold in a “separate transaction” apart from the sale of the assets of the corporation. This is particularly true where a closely-held C corporation’s transaction deal is structured… 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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

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