Standard or Formal Report
Depending upon client requirements, Weinress & Associates can issue either a standard or formal valuation; the latter containing the extensive corporate and financial information which is required for legal examination and validation. The standard valuation is, essentially, a short form version of the formal evaluation, provides a range of values, and is issued in cases where a formal valuation is not mandated.
The formal valuation contains the following elements:
- A dissertation on the legal considerations involved in the valuation of a company.
- A full description of the company being valued which includes a discussion of its business, its management, its employees, the overall market in which it operates, and an analysis and review of its financial history and present status.
- A valuation discussion which sets forward in detail the valuation methodologies utilized by the appraiser. The calculations are based upon methods which arrive at an end result using varying relationships between adjusted operating earnings, net worth, the capacity to pay dividends, and sales. The adjustments take into account items such as compensation levels, non-recurring income or expenses, etc.