Normalizing Earnings Tells You How Profitable a Company Really Is

We show you the real numbers

Normalizing earnings allows one to both compare earning both year over year and against other companies. There are several terms that we use to represent this normalized earnings number. They included SDE (Seller Discretionary Earnings), SDI (Seller Discretionary Income), Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net, or (my favorite) Owner Benefit. While conceptional simple, […]

Valuing a Small Business in its Startup Phase

Business Valuation

Repost from BizBySell Many of the analyses and valuation techniques most business appraisers rely on to value small businesses use an analysis of historical financial statements to: Identify potential trends Compare the subject to the industry average Find any required normalization adjustments The question then becomes, how does one appraise or […]

“Everything will be okay in the end, If it is not yet okay, then it is not yet the end.”

Winners n Losers

By: Milton Gene Friedman CPA, MS-Taxation, CFE, CFF, CIRA is the President of Friedman Associates Due Diligence generally consists of representing prospective buyers of privately owned businesses and Professional practices. Clearly, most sellers have every incentive possible to exaggerate the successes of the business that they are trying to sell. Thus, […]

CAN YOU AFFORD TO SELL YOUR BUSINESS?

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Based on an article in the Business Brokerage Press: General Business Brokerage, Pricing & Valuation by Kathleen Mauro edited by Steve Whitehill Business brokers are generally very diligent in working with sellers and their CPAs or financial advisors to ensure they understand what the Seller will likely net from a potential […]

Myths and truths about business valuation

Most people are surprised to learn that a business can have different values based on the purpose of valuation.

By Alina Niculita  – Morones Analytics Jul 12, 2019 While most people understand real estate appraisal, the same cannot be said about business appraisal or business valuation. Real estate appraisal makes sense because it puts a price on houses and commercial properties, which are tangible assets and can be easily accepted as […]