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August 7, 2015 | Patrick McFarlen

Business Valuation at EKS&H Part 7 - Monte Carlo Simulation

Monte Carlo simulation is a scenario analysis tool that allows dynamic modeling of financial instruments to further support valuation. If I have an assumption built into my valuation or forecasting model, that assumption is a deterministic or “single-point estimate.” Monte Carlo puts sensitivity around that static number and provides the effect of that sensitivity to my output. Read on »

July 6, 2015 | Patrick McFarlen

Business Valuation at EKS&H Part 6 - Beta: Levered, Unlevered, and Re-levered

In Part 4, we discussed the Equity Discount Rate (EDR) at an introductory level; now let’s take a look at beta input to the CAPM, the most utilized model to calculate the EDR.  Read on »

June 5, 2015 | Patrick McFarlen

Business Valuation at EKS&H Part 5 - Valuation: Weighted Average Cost of Capital

In part four, we discussed the Equity Discount Rate at an introductory level; now let’s take the overall capital structure into account when assessing a company’s value. As valuation analysts, we use the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) for this assessment. The WACC considers a company’s debt in addition to equity. Read on »

May 4, 2015 | Patrick McFarlen

Business Valuation at EKS&H Part 4 - Valuation: The Equity Discount Rate

The Equity Discount Rate is the return that an investor would expect based on the risk profile of the investment. As we stated in our second blog, it is based on the "efficient frontier" financial theory that states that for every unit of risk there is a corresponding return. Read on »

March 2, 2015 | Patrick McFarlen

Business Valuation at EKS&H Part 2 - Three Valuation Approaches: The Income Approach

Using the Income Approach, valuation of an investment is based on future cash flow and the risk of obtaining the cash flow from the investment. It is based on the "efficient frontier" financial theory that states for every unit of risk, there is a corresponding return.  Read on »

February 1, 2015 | Patrick McFarlen

Business Valuation at EKS&H Part 1 - A World-Class Valuation Team

In this series, Patrick McFarlen, Lead Valuation Partner at EKS&H, discusses EKS&H valuation team services. He will cover the basic building blocks in business valuation and some of the typical challenges clients face. In the first post he introduces EKS&H’s valuation team. Read on »

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