Struggling economy presents business valuation challenges
Abstract: In bad times, appraisers may face a disconnect between the income and market approaches, creating a wide gap between valuations. The challenge becomes reconciling these differences. This article explains how to approach valuation for both profitable and distressed companies, and notes that the purpose of a business valuation can have a big impact on the valuation methods that are used. A sidebar looks at one case in which a court rejected the uses of the discounted cash flow method by both the creditors’ and the debtors’ experts.