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A Message From The Chairman

  We are pleased to announce that three Partners of BCG Valuations have earned well-deserved promotions.  On January 1, 2020, Greg Coats, CFA, was named President; Matthew McCranor, ASA, and Alex Pinho were promoted to the position of Vice President.   As a firm, we have come to rely on the unique skill sets of…

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New Lease Accounting Rules

By Terrel J. Lavergne (“Murph”), CPA/ABV, CVA In February 2016, new lease accounting requirements were issued that would require lessees to recognize an asset and a lease liability on its balance sheet for most leases, including operating leases. This requirement replaces the previous GAAP leasing standard ASC 840 with ASC 842.  Unlike ASC 840, which…

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How to Value Pre-Revenue Startup Companies with Highly Uncertain Future Operations

By Matthew R. McCranor, ASA In general, financial theory states that the value of any given company should be equal to the present value of its future income streams. For publicly traded companies, investor expectations of future performance are inherently reflected in each company’s stock price. For private companies, valuations are often determined by a…

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Book Review – Understanding Business Valuation

In 2017, we were asked to review Gary Trugman’s recently released treatise, Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing Small to Medium Sized Businesses (Fifth Edition, Gary R Trugman, CPA/ABV, MCBA, ASA, MVS).  Like Gary, I have been valuing businesses for longer than I sometimes care to remember.  I do remember that when the…

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USPAP Discussion

One of the more important developments in the valuation world over the past few decades has been the implementation of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (“USPAP”), which were promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation in order “to promote and maintain a high level of public trust” in the profession.  Prior to USPAP, both full-time…

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Business Valuation: A Look Back and Q&A with Jim Brockardt

Several years ago, when BCG Valuations was celebrating its 10th anniversary, and its founder his 40th year as a business appraiser, our staff spoke with Jim about the industry and how it has changed during his career. Q: How has the business valuation profession changed in the last 40 years? A: That’s a tough question. …

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