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ValuationResources.Com™ is a free online guide to business valuation resources, industry information, economic data, and more. Designed as a comprehensive reference guide for business appraisers, the site's audience encompasses a broad mix of business owners, professionals, educators, students, and other parties interested in business valuation and industry information.


A special feature of this site is our Industry Resources  section which provides resource guides for more than 400 industries. Individual guides for each of these industries identify resources available from trade associations, research firms, and other sources, with resource categories referenced in these guides including industry analysis, trends, statistics, and forecasts, financial statements and financial ratios, compensation and salary surveys, and business valuation resources.


For more information on available guides, select from the following categories or scroll below:



BV Books and Publications

This section includes guides to books and publications which focus on business valuation and related topics such as valuing intangible assets, determining lost profits and damages, and providing litigation support and expert witness services. Publications are organized by subject matter, with texts covering a broad range of valuation topics included under the "General Valuation Publications" subject heading.

Guides available in this section include:

  • General Valuation Publications
  • Professional Practices
  • Estate and Gift Taxes
  • Limited Partnership Interests
  • Divorce and Marital Dissolution
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intangible Assets and Intellectual Property
  • Real Property Business Interests
  • Financial Reporting & Impairment Analysis
  • Fair Value In Shareholder Actions
  • Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Valuation Discounts and Premiums
  • Litigation Support & Expert Witness Services
  • Lost Profits and Damages
  • BV Standards and Definitions
  • Sample Appraisal Reports
  • BV Software Applications
  • BV Journals and Newsletters
  • BV Articles, Papers, and Presentations


Cost of Equity Capital

Cost of Equity Capital is a guide to publications and online services that provide cost of equity capital data and other related information (e.g., risk-free rates, equity risk premiums, levered and unlevered betas, size premiums, company-specific risk premiums, weighted average costs of debt and equity capital, and long-term earnings growth rates) used to value companies under the income approach.


Public Company Market Data

Public Company Market Data is a guide to online services which provide public company information, with content sections in this guide including finding publicly-traded companies by SIC/NAICS code or market sector, company profiles and financial data, current and historical stock price quotes, analyst earnings growth forecasts, investment research reports, and closed-end fund and REIT information.


M&A Transaction Data

M&A Transaction Data is a guide to publications and online services that provide public and private company sales transaction data for a wide range of industries, with information provided for sales transactions including sales date, seller description, asking price, sales price, sales terms, annual revenue, net income, EBIT, EBITDA, owner compensation, total assets, and shareholders' equity.


Valuation Multiples

Valuation Multiples is a guide to publications and online services that provide multiples derived from  public and private company sales transaction data for a wide range of industries, with measures for which valuation multiples are provided including net sales, gross profit, net income, EBIT, EBITDA, seller's discretionary earnings, total assets, shareholders' equity, and book value of invested capital.


Legal and Tax Resources

Legal and Tax Resources is a guide to publications and online services that are focused on state and federal case law, regulations, and rulings dealing with valuation issues and related topics, with online databases available from the U.S. Tax Court and BVLaw searchable for court decisions by keyword, case type, case name, citation, court type, state or jurisdiction, court, attorneys, experts, and judges.


Industry Resources / Industry Analysis / Financial Ratios / Salary Surveys

A special feature of this site is our Industry Resources section which provides resource guides for over 400 industries. Individual guides for each industry identify resources available from trade associations, research firms, and other sources, with resource categories referenced in these guides including:

  • Industry analysis, trends, statistics, and forecasts
  • Financial statements and financial ratios
  • Compensation and salary surveys

In addition to the guides discussed above, resource guides which correspond to each of the categories listed above provide additional resources that cover a wide range of industries.


Economic Data

This section includes guides to economic analysis and forecasts and related financial and economic data; cost of living, consumer price index, and inflation data; bond yields and interest rates; cost of equity capital data and related measures such as equity risk and size premiums; and royalty rates and license fees for intangible assets and intellectual property such as patents and trademarks.

Guides available in this section include:

  • Economic Forecasts
  • Cost of Living, CPI, and Inflation
  • Bond Yields and Interest Rates
  • Cost of Equity Capital
  • Royalty Rates and License Fees


More Resources

This section includes guides to business and industry article databases covering magazines, journals, newspapers, and other publications; trade association directories which are searchable by name, industry, location, and other selected criteria; professional certifications and designations; valuation career information and job opportunities; and searchable directories for appraisers and brokers.

Guides available in this section include:

  • Business and Industry Articles
  • Trade Association Directories
  • Find An Appraiser
  • BV Certifications and Designations
  • BV Career Opportunities
  • Find A Broker


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