Archive 2020-143:COVID-19 and Business Valuation Part 1




Archive 2020-143: COVID-19 and Business Valuation – What to do NOW! PART 1

Webinar 143: Live Broadcast Date: May 14, 2020

VPS StraightTalk Webinar Series: COVID-19 and Business Valuation – What to do NOW! Valuing Small, Medium, and Large Businesses

Speaker: Jim Hitchner, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA

Learning Objectives

The participant will learn about the following:

  • New AICPA VS Section 100 Subsequent Event Toolkit
  • New VPS COVID-19 events and market reactions timeline
  • Should the effect of the CARES Act be considered?
  • When was the virus’s impact on value known or knowable?
  • What are you doing for calendar year-end 2019 valuation dates?
  • What are you doing for valuation dates in January, February, March, and April?
  • How should actual company results for 2020 impact value estimates at March 31, 2020?
  • The use of protective disclaimers
  • Given the pandemic, are certain valuation methods preferred? DCF, CCF, GCTM, GPCM, NAV?
  • Are you changing normalized income?
  • Is the discount rate affected? If so, how and where?
  • Why D&P increased their recommended ERP from 5.0% to 6.0% as of March 25, 2020
  • Should DLOMs be affected?
  • How should public market volatility be reflected in estimating fair value?
  • How should projected company value drivers be reflected in estimating value (revenue, cost, growth, competition, market conditions, etc.)?
  • Should projections be updated? What is the impact on value if they have not been updated?
  • How much weight, if any, should be placed on recent transactions and public market prices?

***Special Guest***
Harold G. Martin, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA, CFE

Harold will present detailed examples of how to deal with risk and cash flows in the discounted cash flow and capitalized cash flow models in the current uncertain environment.

Note that all webinars in this Covid-19 series are stand-alone. They each cover a different topic related to valuation engagements with a valuation date during the pandemic.

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