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Business Valuation in Utah by Professionals

Get your business ready for unsolicited offers

Received an offer out of the blue to buy out your business? Not sure of the true value of your business? Getting a business valuation in Utah will help you remain on a level-playing field when making important decisions about your business.

Our business appraiser comprehensively analyzes the offer and its potential implications. The analysis report considers the market conditions, industry trends, and the company’s financial performance to determine an accurate value of the company. Additionally, our appraisers provide information about potential buyers and their intentions. This helps you understand the terms of the offer, such as any contingencies or restrictions. In addition, they will guide you on negotiating strategies and how to respond to an offer.

With our team, you can make a more informed decision about whether accepting or rejecting the offer is in your best interest. And you receive an accurate value of your business which will help you negotiate better and not settle for anything less.

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Successfully resolve dispute between the partners

Seeking for your business valuation in Utah due to partner disputes? No worries. We have got it handled. There are many possible causes of a partner dispute. Disputes arise frequently in many different contexts, including over contracts, purchases, and ownership

Our business appraisers are often called upon to resolve disputes between partners. They analyze the financial statements and assess a company's assets, liabilities, and income. Through our report, which shares an accurate value of the business, partners can determine an equitable distribution of profits and losses.

For example, two partners in a small business may disagree on how to divide profits or losses after one partner decides to leave the company. Our business appraiser can perform an objective appraisal and determine the company's fair market value. This will help both parties agree on what constitutes fair compensation for each partner's contribution.

Our appraiser considers factors such as industry trends, competitive environment, customer base, financial performance and potential future earnings, management capabilities, and organization structure when calculating the value of a business. With our team, you won't ever face a partnership dispute again because we'll provide you with the most accurate report.

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Get an expert insight on your business performance

Want to understand and get more clarity on your business performance? No sweat. Just get your business valuation in Utah done by certified experts and be knowledge-ready to make equitable reviews of your business's health and performance.

Our business appraisers analyze the financial records of the company for the past five years to get an accurate picture of the company's health. Next, they do the research from various perspectives to spot growth patterns and recurrent tendencies. Our business appraiser will also examine the company's liquidity, coverage, leverage, and operational ratios during the past five years. To determine the company's financial stability, they also develop an in-depth analysis tailored to the company's sector.

With this, you can easily figure out the profitability, growth, debt capacity, and liquidity of your business. So, you know exactly how your business is performing and what changes are required to boost it.

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Get your business evaluated in 6 simple steps

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Initial consultation to understand the client's needs and the various options we provide : We'll set up a meeting to understand your needs and come up with the best solution

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Engagement letter and document request : Our business valuation experts conduct the introductory valuation and provide a basic insight about the entire valuation

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Preliminary valuation analysis : Our business valuation experts conduct the introductory valuation and provide a basic insight about the entire valuation

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Management interview and forecast : In this stage, we conduct a management interview and create a financial forecast for your company

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Call with client to talk through the entire analysis, answer questions, go over assumptions : We will have a call with you regarding the entire valuation process, answer any questions you may have, and hover over the assumptions made

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Finalize analysis and issue deliverable : We will have a call with you regarding the entire valuation process, answer any questions you may have, and hover over the assumptions made

Our business appraisal services include

Transactions / Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Buying or Selling a Business
  • Management Planning
  • Buy/Sell Agreements

Tax Compliance and IRS Reporting

  • Estate Planning and Gift Tax
  • Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs)
  • Income Tax

Financial Reporting

  • Goodwill Impairment Testing
  • Purchase Price Allocation
  • Employee Stock Option Plan Valuation (ESOP)
  • Complex Securities Valuations
  • Identification and Valuation of Intangible Assets

Bankruptcy or Restructuring

  • Solvency Analysis
  • Valuations for Lender Support

Why choose arrowfish consulting for your business evaluation?

Experience

In a nutshell, nothing can replace actual hands-on experience. With our team, you have access to over 200 years of expertise and 20+ qualifications, and advanced degrees.

Reliable Analysis

Is it more important that it be done quickly, or that it be done correctly? We're proud to offer an analysis that's easy to comprehend as well as solid in its conclusions.

Responsiveness

Count on a team that responds quickly. Being quick to respond to customer needs is a top priority for us and a key differentiator that helps us attract and retain customers.

Personal Service

For us, you are more than just another customer. We strive to give each customer the kind of individualized attention that makes them feel like they are our top concern.

Energy & Passion

The fact that we enjoy our work so much allows us to go the extra mile in meeting your needs and providing you with an accurate analysis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is business estimation needed?

There are a wide variety of situations in which a business estimation is necessary, not the least of which is the sale or purchase of a company. Valuations are required to assess the fair distribution of a company's assets in the event of a death, disability, natural disaster, or divorce, following the criteria outlined in legal documents.

Company valuations are frequently required when donating shares to charity, settling disputes with the Internal Revenue Service or other shareholders, or transitioning from a C-corporation to an S-corporation. Obtaining a business appraisal may be necessary to comply with the terms of a buy-sell agreement, partnership agreement, or shareholder agreement.

In addition, business owners will often do a valuation before applying for a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan or raising strategic capital. The establishment of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) would call for initial and annual stock valuations.

Additionally, a formal business appraisal, in conjunction with marketability research, can assist a business owner in establishing a firm grasp on the company's true worth in the current market. If you’re seeking an evaluation of your company, you can contact our client support team to know about our services.

What do I need to get my business valued?

You need to have the following when getting your business evaluated:

  • Past five years' balance sheets, tax returns, and P&L statements
  • Interim P&L statements and the current-year balance sheets
  • A copy of forecasts or projects, if any
  • Information describing the company's services and/or goods, information on the company's liabilities, a list of significant assets, and any reports from other professionals, if any, are also sometimes required.

What are the different business estimation methods?

There are 3 main business estimation approaches:

  • Asset-Based Approach
  • Earnings Approach
  • Market Value Approach

Asset-Based Approach

The asset-based approach to business estimation is based on the value of the company's assets. This approach does not consider the company's earnings, cash flow, or any other intangible factors. To calculate the value of a company using the asset-based approach, you first need to determine the fair market value of all of the company's assets. This includes things like real estate, equipment, inventory, and accounts receivable. Once you have the fair market value of all assets, you subtract any liabilities from that number to get the net asset value.

This approach is often used by businesses that are in industries with high levels of tangible assets, such as manufacturing or construction. It can also be used when a company is not profitable but has a lot of valuable assets.

Earnings Approach

The earnings approach is the most common method used to value a business. It estimates the value of a company by looking at its past and projected future earnings. This approach is often used when valuing companies that are publicly traded, because public companies must disclose their financial information. To calculate the value of a company using the earnings approach, you need to estimate its future earnings and then discount those earnings back to present value. The discount rate you use should reflect the riskiness of the company’s cash flows.

Market Value Approach

The market value approach is the most common method used to value businesses. This approach looks at what a willing buyer would pay for the business, taking into account all relevant factors including the current market conditions, the company's financials, its competitive position, and any intangible assets such as its brand.

This approach can be used to value both public and private companies. For public companies, the market value can be easily calculated by looking at the current share price. For private companies, there are a number of different methods that can be used to estimate the market value, such as using comparable sales data or looking at earnings multiples. The main advantage of this approach is that it is relatively easy to calculate and understand.

How much does business evaluation cost?

Most professional business appraisers will quote a price in one of two ways: a fixed rate, or an hourly rate. The cost of a business evaluation can range from $5,000 to over $50,000, based on criteria such as the firm’s size, the industry it operates in, and the purpose for which the valuation is being performed. But, again, cost for business appraisal services in Utah can vary and be beyond the range mentioned.

How long does it take to evaluate my business?

Finding out how much your company is worth is crucial, and like most entrepreneurs, you're also probably wondering how long the process will take. On average, a detailed evaluation usually takes a certified expert around two weeks to accomplish. So, if you're seeking a certified professional to conduct your business appraisal in Utah, you may contact our experts today for a free no-obligation consultation and get the process started.

How can you critique a business evaluation?

Evaluations that don't factor in a test of reasonableness are more likely to be disputed and ultimately rejected. One of the knocks leveled at the valuation is the purchase price justification test, which looks at whether a bank would give a prospective buyer adequate equity financing at the proposed price. One may use this test to ascertain if the cash flow generated by the business is sufficient to cover the purchase debt, any applicable taxes and have an ROI for the investor.

Why do people choose to pay for business evaluation instead of a free online valuation?

It doesn't always pay to go cheap/free. Simply responding to a few questions online will never ensure that you receive reliable information or a glimpse inside your company. On the other hand, if you pay for these services to an expert appraiser or a well-known organization, you are assured of receiving correct information that will assist your business in making better judgments and progressing ahead.

Can there be multiple business values?

Yes.

There may be a range of outcomes when calculating a company's value over time. It is important to examine how much a ready, willing, and able buyer would pay when attempting to estimate a company's value. For this reason, a company's valuation can vary based on if it is being bought by a strategic buyer who will realize increased value, or through a prospective buyer who will not reap any synergies.

How to judge the qualifications of a business valuer/appraiser?

There are many different types of specialists involved in professional business evaluation. Only professional business appraisers with the appropriate training and experience can make legally enforceable estimates of a company's value. Obtaining the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) or Certified Company Appraiser (CBA) designation is a huge deal in the company appraisal field. Thus, these experts need extensive training and experience compared to individuals who hold Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) or Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) credentials. If you seek a business valuation in Utah, feel free to contact our support team.

How important is the date of an estimation? And does the business estimation expire?

A business estimation is an approximation of the company's value as of a specific date. The value of a firm could be influenced by several internal and external factors. An estimation is always appropriate as of the day it was completed. However, the value determined from an outdated assessment may no longer apply.

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