Archive 2017-110: Best Practices Guideline Public Company




Archive 2017-110: Best Practices: Business Valuation Methods – The Guideline Public Company Method

**Webinar 110: Live Broadcast Date: July 19, 2017 **

VPS StraightTalk Webinar Series: Business Valuation Methods – The Guideline Public Company Method with Jim Hitchner, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA

Learn the Best Practices of the Business Valuation Methods in this VPS StraightTalk webinar series

A defensible guideline publicly traded company analysis requires consideration of relative (1) comparability; (2) earnings and profitability trends; and (3) business outlook and prospects between the subject company and the guideline company group.


Best Practices – New case study applying the GPCM covers:

  • Initial and subsequent screening
  • Proper analysis of the data
  • Adjustments to the data

  • Proper application of the data

  • Selecting multiples

  • Conclusion and reconciliation

  • Level of reliance

Other topics covered:

  • Proper and improper reliance on the GPCM
  • Discussion of download programs and their reliability
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the GPCM
  • How an attorney can attack your credibility, including violations of standards

Learning Objectives:

Using a detailed example and case study, the participant will learn:

  • The benefits and pitfalls of utilizing a standalone GPCM
  • How attorneys can attack this method and how CPAs can defend this method
  • The sources and types of data included in the analysis
  • How to evaluate, interpret, and apply the public company information, including strengths and weaknesses
  • How to select the proper level of reliability of this method


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