Archive 2013-63: Common and Uncommon BV Mistakes




Archive 2013-63: Common and Uncommon Business Valuation Mistakes: How to Detect and Avoid These Mistakes

**Webinar 63 Live Broadcast Date: June 19, 2013**

presented by Jim Hitchner, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA and Jim Alerding, CPA/ABV, ASA

VPS StraightTalk Webinar Series: Common and Uncommon Business Valuation Mistakes

Jim Hitchner and Jim Alerding have reviewed thousands of valuation analyses and/or reports. They believe they have seen almost every (there is always a new one that can be added) kind of mistake in business valuation. There are many mistakes that they see on a frequent basis. They call these common mistakes. They also see mistakes that are “uncommon.” Both can be deadly but both can be hard to detect. That is the purpose of this webinar – to assist in the identification and avoidance of mistakes.

Learning Objectives:

  • The participant will learn what two of the leaders in the valuation profession think are some of the most common – but important – mistakes in business valuation
  • The participant will learn about uncommon mistakes – those that come up once in a while but can still be deadly to a credible valuation analysis
  • The participant will learn about mistakes by major category such as valuation approaches and methods, discounts, premiums, risk analysis, financial information reviews and adjustments, report writing, standards compliance, etc.

Webinar Outline:

Common and uncommon business valuation mistakes in these areas

  • Discount and Capitalization Rates
  • Risk Analysis
  • Capitalized Cash Flow Method
  • Discounted Cash Flow Method
  • Guideline Company Transaction Method
  • Guideline Public Company Method
  • Net Asset Method
  • Discounts for Lack of Marketability
  • Control Premiums and Lack of Control (Minority) Discounts
  • Normalization Adjustments
  • Pass-through Entities
  • Business Valuation Standards Compliance
  • Standards of Value
  • Report Writing
  • Expert Witness Testimony


  • VPS Webinar PowerPoint slides
  • Checklist for identifying and avoiding mistakes
  • Related articles
  • Following the webinar, attendees will receive a webinar transcript along with an interactive video of the webinar showing the audio synced to the slide
    presentation in real time


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Included in this downloadable archived webinar package:

  • Audio/Video file
  • Webinar transcript
  • Original Webinar handouts

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