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Financial Valuation: Applications and Models, + Website, 3rd Edition by James R. Hitchner

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Chapter 24

Other Valuation Services Areas

This chapter presents limited and general information on other valuation services areas that analysts sometimes encounter. The following sections only provide an overview of each topic. Future editions of this book may expand on these areas.

A: Valuation for Public Companies and/or Financial Reporting

B: Valuation Issues in Buy-Sell Agreements

C: Valuing Debt

D: Valuation Issues in Preferred Stock

E: Restricted Stock Valuation

F: Valuation of Early-Stage Technology Companies

G: Valuation Issues Related to Stock Options and Other Share-Based Compensation

H: Real Option Valuations

I: Maximizing Shareholder Value

A: VALUATIONS FOR PUBLIC COMPANIES AND/OR FINANCIAL Reporting

The Changing Face of Public Company Valuations

There are over 10,000 publicly traded companies in the United States. Whether driven by financial reporting requirements, tax planning and compliance, transactions, management planning, or litigation services, these companies represent potential clients for business valuation analysts. Asset price volatility and the proliferation of derivatives and other financial instruments similarly result in more valuation opportunities.

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The increasing importance of intangible assets and intellectual property to public companies’ financial positions and strategic profiles also increases the need for valuation services.

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