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 information on other guides available on this site, see the following sections below:
BV Books and Publications
The following sections list books and publications which focus on business valuation and related topics. Publications are organized by subject matter, with publications covering a broad range of valuation topics included under the "General Valuation Publications" subject heading.
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 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 Analysis / Financial Ratios / Salary Surveys
These resource guides provide sources for industry analysis, trends, statistics, and forecasts, financial statements and financial ratios, and compensation and salary data for a wide range of industries. For industry-specific resources available from trade associations, research firms, and other sources, see our Industry Resources section section which provides resource guides for more than 400 industries
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 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:
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: