PeerComps Blog

Navigating the Complexities of Selecting Comparable Companies for Unique Industry Transactions

As part of the valuation process, one of the most formidable tasks for appraisers is sourcing quality, comparable transactions. This challenge is especially magnified because there are no reporting requirements for privately held company transactions. This leads to transaction databases with inaccu...Read More

Unlocking the Secrets of Peer Comparison: How Your Business Stacks Up Against The Industry 

Valuing a privately held company uses three approaches to value; Cost Approach, Market Approach, and Income Approach. The market approach is calculated using peer comparison transactions of other similar companies in the same or similar industry sectors and is based on the Principle of Substitution...Read More

Maximizing Your Business Value: Insider Tips for Effective Business Valuation in Exit Planning

Business valuations serve many purposes, but what may be the most important purpose it can serve for a small business owner is exit planning. Exit planning is just that, the process of planning the sale which means you also need time to execute that process to maximize your business value before th...Read More

Intangible Assets: What They Are and How They Can Add Value to Your Business

The value of a business is made up of 2 items, tangible value and intangible value. Tangible assets are just that, tangible items like Inventory, FF&E, Vehicles, or anything that is used to develop a product or services that a company sells. What’s left is intangible. These intangible assets...Read More

How Does Transaction Data Impact the Accuracy of Your Business Valuation?

Of the three approaches to value in a business valuation (Cost, Market, and Income), the Market Approach, which relies on comparable transaction data, can be a powerful source of accuracy, strength, and credibility to the value conclusion. Published transaction data is only as reliable as the sourc...Read More

How Small Businesses Can Determine The Value of Their Business

To small business owners, their businesses are typically the most valuable asset in their portfolio. However, determining or calculating the value can be tedious and costly. But with 26.5 million U.S. businesses out there and more employer businesses shutting down each month, it’s important to un...Read More

5 Key Drivers that Make a Small Business More Valuable

Small business valuations are essential not only for companies that are trying to not only determine their overall value, but for maintaining pertinent financial information, as well. Small business valuations are influenced by the need for a determination of value, but the value isn’t necessaril...Read More

How a Business Valuation Can Help Your Client Make a Smart Investment

Whether you’re facilitating an individual’s first ever business acquisition or working with a seasoned entrepreneur, there is always a common bottom line when it comes to investing in a business—making a smart decision that yields a return on investment. When your clients look to you for a...Read More

6 Tips for Getting an Accurate Business Valuation

Determining the value of one’s company is an important aspect for any business. In order for you to get an accurate business valuation analysis, there are a few aspects to consider. Consult a Business Valuation Firm An experienced business valuation firm can work with you throughout every s...Read More

Coin Laundries Pack a Value Punch

Darren Mize, ASA While small and simple, these businesses pack a “value” punch averaging 3.43 x SDE. Why the high multiples? Recession proof: even in a down economy, people need clean clothes Requires one employee: the owner Minimal management: emptying coin slots and keeping ...Read More