Valuing a Business: Analysis and Appraisal of Closely Held Companies / Edition 3

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The book serves three purposes: a comprehensive reference and update for currently active business appraisers, a complete self-contained text for both academic courses and beginning practitioners, and an easy-to-use reference for nonappraisers who use and/or evaluate business appraisals. Updated and revised, Valuing a Business, Third Edition, includes theoretical principles and practical techniques for effective business valuation, including the valuation of limited liability corporations, S corporations, and partnerships; greatly expanded treatment of valuation approaches and methods; new and expanded chapters on minority control and lack of marketability issues; a new checklist on reviewing a valuation report, designed for nonappraisers as well as active practitioners; hundreds of new data sources and bibliographical references; dozens of additional court case references; a new three-chapter section on valuing intangible assets; and new chapters on valuations for ad valorem taxes and income tax planning.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556239717
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 850
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Business Valuation Professional Standards 3
2 Defining the Appraisal Assignment 14
3 Business Valuation Theory and Principles 35
4 Gathering Company Data 53
5 Site Visits and Interviews 68
6 Researching Economic and Industry Information 80
7 Analyzing and Adjusting Financial Statements 105
8 Comparative Ratios 128
9 Income Approach: Discounted Economic Income Methods 149
10 Market Approach: The Guideline Company Method 203
11 Market Approach: The Merger and Acquisition Method 239
12 Asset-Based Approach 253
13 The Excess Earnings Method 285
14 Minority Interest Discounts, Control Premiums, and Other Discounts and Premiums 298
15 Discounts for Lack of Marketability 331
16 Valuation Synthesis and Conclusion 366
17 Writing an Appraisal Report 379
18 A Sample Report 393
19 Reviewing a Business Valuation Report 453
20 Debt Securities 479
21 Preferred Stock 492
22 Pass-Through Entities 514
23 Identification of Intangible Assets 535
24 Valuation of Intangibles 557
25 Remaining Useful Life Analysis 598
26 Taxation Planning and ComplianceIncome 617
27 Taxation Planning and ComplianceGifts and Estates 640
28 Buy-Sell Agreements 667
29 Taxation Planning and ComplianceAd Valorem 685
30 Employee Stock Ownership Plans 717
31 Litigation Support Services 743
32 Expert Witness Testimony 761
33 Arbitration 782
Appendix A Index to IRS Positions 793
Appendix B Present Value Tables 797
Appendix C American Society of Appraisers: Business Valuation Standards 804
Appendix D General Bibliography 820
Index to Court Cases 825
General Index 827
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