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Top Five EBITDA Adjustments

Top Five EBITDA Adjustments Oftentimes, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) are used as a proxy for a firm’s operating cash flow. While EBITDA can be interpreted in different ways, this type of earnings stream can be used to produce a value for a business or business interest by the application of a… Continue >>>

Very Basics of Business Valuation

The term “value” means different things to different individuals. I’m not sure who made that statement many years ago, but it still holds true today. The perceived value depends on the interpretations, circumstances and role of the shareholder(s). Without carefully defining the term “value”, a conclusion reached in a valuation report will have no meaning.… 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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

Importance of Business Valuations before Retirement

Most business owners know that planning for retirement is crucial. However, according to Entrepreneur magazine, very few business owners are aware of the true value they have. Many have not taken the necessary steps to receive an accurate business valuation well before considering retiring. This makes it somewhat difficult to ensure they receive adequate value… 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 >>>

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 >>>

Is there a Doctor or Appraiser in the House?

Over the years, we at American Business Appraisers have come to appreciate the many similarities between the practices of medicine and business appraisal: Both involve science – careful, systematic observation and gathering of facts, Application of proven theories, Both involve art – the use of informed, reasoned judgments based on experience and training, Both physicians… 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 >>>

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