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A business appraisal is a serious project. Making sure clients understand what to expect is something you would want to handle with care. Spelling out what happens each step of the way can save you some grief down the road. Consider just some possible situations that could lead to client disappointment. Let’s say you prepare… Continue Reading


Before setting out on a valuation of a retail pharmacy, consider these industry stats: Just in the US alone there are over 42,000 pharmacy businesses classified under SIC code 5912 and NAICS 44611. As an industry group these companies generate a total of $202B in annual revenues. The industry sector employs some 815,000 staff. The… Continue Reading


One of the key assumptions made for any business appraisal is the premise of value. Depending on the circumstances surrounding business valuation the results may differ greatly. By far the most common assumption for valuing a business is that it will continue operating in the foreseeable future as a going concern. However, there are situations… Continue Reading


Before you can apply business valuation methods, you should determine the level of cash flows generated by the company. The question here is what cash flow? For the purposes of business appraisal, the net cash flow is the typical choice. Here is its definition: Net income, after tax Plus depreciation and amortization Plus tax affected… Continue Reading


The ValuAdder team has completed yet another major milestone in product design. The new ValuAdder 8 comes with all the tools and features business people and professional valuation experts would want in a modern business valuation system. All new reporting system based on Open Source Scala software technology A major addition to ValuAdder 8 is… Continue Reading



If you are like many business people you probably use a number of computers in your work. For example, you may have a PC workstation in the office and a Mac laptop or iPad tablet at home. Sometimes you may find it convenient to continue a project at home that you started in the office.… Continue Reading


Before you can use any method for business valuation you need to prepare a number of key inputs that the methods require. Usually, you would start your analysis with a set of the typical business financial statements such as its income statements and balance sheets. But the accounting financial statements are just a starting point.… Continue Reading


You may be aware that market comparisons are a common tool to value private businesses. Not surprisingly, this methodology gets a full coverage in ValuAdder business valuation software. In fact, the ValuAdder Market Comps tools use a combination of the industry-standard Comparative Transaction and Guideline Public Company methods under the market approach. This gives you… Continue Reading


With the summer 2012 release of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple has raised the bar on computer security. For you as a Mac user, the key piece of technology is Mac Gatekeeper. As the name implies, Mac Gatekeeper’s role is to protect your laptop or desktop from malware attacks. Gatekeeper runs a number… Continue Reading


Three cheers again for the ValuAdder engineering team for their outstanding work on the all new ValuAdder V7 product. Designed on top of the leading edge Scala and Java technology, ValuAdder V7 brings an important new valuation tool in 2012 – the employee stock option (ESO) valuation system. Hull-White binomial model for ESO valuation The… Continue Reading


If you do your work on an Apple Mac computer, you may have heard the big news – the latest Mac OS X Lion version of the operating system has been released on July 20, 2011. Packing over 250 new features that enhance your productivity, Mac Lion is sure to impress the most demanding users.… Continue Reading


ValuAdder engineering and marketing experts have teamed together to hit a major milestone right on schedule – the release of our latest business valuation software – ValuAdder V5.5. Completely reviewed, updated and current for 2011, ValuAdder V5.5 gives you a powerful, easy-to-use yet comprehensive business valuation system. The entire product has been fine-tuned to help… Continue Reading


To complement the support for the USPAP and AICPA SSVS No 1 standards, the ValuAdder team has added compliance with the International Valuation Standards (IVS) to our flagship business valuation and reporting solutions, ValuAdder 5 and Report Builder 3. IVS adoption as the national business valuation standard Adoption of the IVS as the national valuation… Continue Reading