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Business Valuation Theory for Non-Appraisers

Business valuation experts are called upon to value various ownership interests in businesses, but their reports generally apply complex valuation, financial, economic, and accounting theory that are often intelligible to only to those well versed in such matters. To that end, the following is a quick summary of business valuation theory for those dealing with business appraisals but are not versed in them.

Don’t confuse Precision with Accuracy

What’s the difference? Accuracy describes the “nearness” to a true value. The closer to the bull’s-eye one is when shooting at a target, the more accurate the shot. Precision, on the other hand, is the degree to which several measurements provide answers very close to one another and indicate the scatter of data – the lesser the scatter, the higher the precision.

To Restructure or Liquidate

When a business finds itself on the road to serious financial trouble and unable to obtain…

What’s Your Company Worth? The Art of Valuation

by Moira Vetter, Forbes Contributor Anytime you begin discussing entrepreneurship and finance, the topic turns to…

Synergistic Value vs Fair Market Value

We were recently engaged to value a national retail company because the owner wants to groom…

Valuing Intellectual Property

The nature of big business has changed dramatically over the years. Up through the 1970s in…

Is This Tech Bubble Less Scary?

In our minds, a recent Wall Street Journal Article entitled “Why This Tech Bubble Is Less…

IRS Releases New S-Corp Valuation Job Aid

The 2001 decision of Gross v. Commissioner (Gross v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 1999-254, affd. 272 F.3d…

Discount for Lack of Marketability (DLOM) in NY Fair Value

DLOM’s in New York statutory fair value cases continue to be a highly unsettled issue. Following…