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Valuing Your Recent Business

Valuing Your Recent Business

If your business is recently started, you have a minimal track record.

In the normal M&A world, we would take a 3 or 5 year average.

Taking a 3 year average for a business that just started is not appropriate.

For a business that just started, but had losses the first 2 years, we wouldn’t count the first year or two where there were no sales or profit. A buyer would try to negotiate using that, but we would dismiss that quickly.

One stance we would take is that a business trending upward is always more valuable than the other way. The most recent year is always more heavily waited than what happened 36 months ago as well.

This is where moving averages comes in to play.

But if you only have 1 or 2 years of a track record, then valuation will reflect the scenario that’s happening. Meaning is this a hot business, and is there a lot of potential, or is this something that caught a wave, but on the way out?

There are various ways to go over valuation with a recent business.

Most importantly, we are going to analyze if this can be duplicated again. For many businesses that is a yes, and then, we will value it at a multiple following the recent year.

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