Valuation

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How Does Your Business Compare?

This article was originally published by Business Brokerage Press in June of 2015. When considering the value of your company, there are basic value drivers. While it is difficult to place a specific value on them, one can take a look and make a “ballpark” judgment on each. How does your company look? Value Driver…

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Valuing the Business: Some Difficult Issues

This article was originally published by Business Brokerage Press in April of 2015. Business valuations are almost always difficult and often complex. A valuation is also frequently subject to the judgment of the person conducting it. In addition, the person conducting the valuation must assume that the information furnished to him or her is accurate.…

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Two Similar Companies ~ Big Difference in Value

This article was originally published by Business Brokerage Press in March of 2015. Consider two different companies in virtually the same industry. Both companies have an EBITDA of $6 million – but, they have very different valuations. One is valued at five times EBITDA, pricing it at $30 million. The other is valued at seven…

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Three Basic Factors of Earnings

This article was originally published by Michael Kawa, ABI on June 14, 2017. Two businesses for sale could report the same numeric value for “earnings” and yet be far from equal. Three factors of earnings are listed below that tell more about the earnings than just the number. 1. Quality of earnings Quality of earnings…

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