Business Valuations

Ready for a Business Valuation? Here’s the Checklist

2018-01-11T10:01:15+00:00

When you are ready to find out how much your business is worth, providing current and accurate financial information for your business valuation is key. Business valuations take a variety of factors into account, including financial performance, industry and type of buyer likely to purchase the business, to name a few. If you are [...]

Ready for a Business Valuation? Here’s the Checklist 2018-01-11T10:01:15+00:00

New! VR Adds 5 Industry Valuation Reference Guides to Library

2018-01-11T10:10:55+00:00

Keeping with our commitment to bring free, accessible resources to our community of business owners, 5 new Value Advisors have been published.  Valuation reference guides are now available for Accounting Firms, Janitorial Services, Insurance Brokerages, Specialty Chemical Manufacturing and Waste Management. Accounting Firm Janitorial Services Insurance Brokerage [...]

New! VR Adds 5 Industry Valuation Reference Guides to Library 2018-01-11T10:10:55+00:00

Sales Value Advisor Guide

2018-01-05T12:40:05+00:00

A Special Holiday Gift from the VR Team We have a very special gift for our business owners this holiday season.  We've released 5 more of our Value Advisors to help owners get a handle on business value.  Our new industries include:  Security Services, Property Management, Physical Therapy, Information Technology Services, and Staffing Agencies. Happy [...]

Sales Value Advisor Guide 2018-01-05T12:40:05+00:00

How to Choose: Adjusted EBITDA vs SDE Multiples

2018-01-05T14:21:36+00:00

Adjusted EBITDA1 and SDE2 are common base figures used in calculating company value.  Selecting which to use is imperative in determining the sale price of a business and defining what that value is. General Rules of Thumb Companies are usually valued at 3-6 times adjusted EBITDA or 1-3 times SDE. Earnings less than $1,000,000, use [...]

How to Choose: Adjusted EBITDA vs SDE Multiples 2018-01-05T14:21:36+00:00

3 Simple Steps to Calculate SDE

2018-01-05T12:24:49+00:00

SDE stands for “Seller’s Discretionary Earnings”.  The business sale price paid by buyers for companies with adjusted EBITDA or SDE under $1,000,000, is generally determined by a multiple of SDE.  Although it is best to work with a professional to determine the final business sale price, an owner can estimate SDE and an appropriate multiple [...]

3 Simple Steps to Calculate SDE 2018-01-05T12:24:49+00:00

How to Sell: Product Manufacturing Companies

2018-01-05T14:32:26+00:00

Welcome to our “How to Sell” series with industry-specific information on how companies are valued and key factors affecting final sale price. View and print valuation guide: Product Manufacturing Value Advisor Industry Definition Manufacturers of products for a variety of industries who are not contract manufacturers (job shops). Key Valuation Considerations Industries Served:  The range for [...]

How to Sell: Product Manufacturing Companies 2018-01-05T14:32:26+00:00