Business Valuation

Maryland Business Valuation

Selling a business requires careful planning. If you are thinking of selling your business, one of the first steps is to conduct a business valuation. In layman’s terms, that means figuring out what your business is worth, or how much a buyer would pay for your business. Determining what your business is worth is a little more complicated than figuring out what sales price you should put on your home. That’s why you should work with the business valuation team at Transworld of Bel Air.

A third-party business valuation can provide a realistic estimate of what your business is worth. We perform a detailed analysis of your business and the competitive environment.

What We Consider in a Company Valuation

Our business valuation experts typically consider multiple factors before coming up with a company valuation, including:

·         Sales and receivables

·         Inventory and other assets

·         Outstanding debt or liens

·         Quality of your bookkeeping

·         Current income stream

·         Growth rates

·         Industry trends

·         Business location

·         And much more

We look at everything with the goal of identifying business threats and opportunities that define your company’s value. We also identify areas that need improvement before putting your business up for sale, such as cleaning up sloppy books, resolving tax issues, reducing inventory, just to name a few.

Contact Our Business Valuation Team Today

If you’re thinking of selling your business, it’s important to get an accurate business valuation so you can get top dollar. Call us at 410-803-3476 and ask for our business valuation department to get started. We work with clients throughout Maryland, with a focus on Harford County, Cecil Count, and Baltimore County.

For more in-depth information on how the business valuation process works, check out the article below.  Andrew Cagnetta is our company President and business valuation expert.

How Much Is A Business Worth?

Valuation is the number one question of all of our sellers when contemplating a sale, and of course, the concern of most buyers when purchasing a company. Unfortunately, there is not an easy answer, and, more confusing, there are probably several answers. Why? Because business valuation is an art not a science. Valuations are subject to the appraiser's judgment, skill and quality of methodology. There are several standards of value for businesses, i.e., different values.

·         Fair market value - The price at which the property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller when the former is not under any compulsion to buy and the latter is not under any compulsion to sell, both parties having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts.

·         Intrinsic value - Stock values that investors would consider.

·         Fair value - Legal standards to value. Often used in divorce.

·         Investment value or strategic value - The value to specific buyers. Could exceed fair market value.