Business Valuation Glossary / Terms

Providing business valuation services requires a considerable level of expertise and places a responsibility on valuation professionals to effectively communicate the process and outcomes of the valuation in a transparent and accurate manner. Hence, the use of well-defined terms that are generally recognized in the industry and consistently applied within the profession helps to promote clarity and quality of work.

This glossary serves as a tool for business valuation practitioners, solidifying the comprehensive knowledge required for accurate and meticulous value assessments, and facilitating the effective communication of the methodologies used to determine such values.

Adjusted Book Value Method
Adjusted Net Asset Method
Appraisal Approach
Appraisal Date
Appraisal Method
Appraisal Procedure
Arbitrage Pricing Theory
Asset (Asset-Based) Approach
Blockage Discount
Book Value
Business Enterprise
Business Risk
Business Valuation
Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
Capitalization Factor
Capitalization of Earnings Method
Capitalization Rate
Capitalization Structure
Cash Flow
Common-Size Statements
Control Premium
Cost Approach
Cost of Capital
Discounted Cash Flow Method
Discounted Future Earnings Method
Discount for Lack of Control
Discount for Lack of Marketability
Discount for Lack of Voting Rights
Discount Rate
Economic Benefits
Economic Life
Effective Date
Equity Net Cash Flows
Equity Risk Premium
Excess Earnings
Excess Earnings Method
Fair Market Value
Fairness Opinion
Financial Risk
Forced Liquidation Value
Free Cash Flow
Going Concern
Going Concern Value
Goodwill Value
Guideline Public Company Method
Income (Income-Based) Approach
Intangible Assets
Internal Rate of Return
Intrinsic Value
Invested Capital
Invested Capital Net Cash Flows
Investment Risk
Investment Value
Key Person Discount
Levered Beta
Limited Appraisal
Liquidation Value
Majority Control
Majority Interest
Market (Market-Based) Approach
Market Capitalization of Equity
Market Capitalization of Invested Capital
Market Multiple
Merger and Acquisition Method
Midyear Discounting
Minority Discount
Minority Interest
Net Book Value
Net Cash Flows
Net Present Value
Net Tangible Asset Value
Nonoperating Assets
Normalized Earnings
Normalized Financial Statements
Orderly Liquidation Value
Portfolio Discount
Premise of Value
Present Value
Price/Earnings Multiple
Rate of Return
Redundant Assets
Replacement Cost New
Report Date
Reproduction Cost New
Required Rate of Return
Residual Value
Return on Equity
Return on Invested Capital
Return on Investment
Risk-Free Rate
Risk Premium
Rule of Thumb
Special Interest Purchasers
Standard of Value
Sustaining Capital Reinvestment
Systematic Risk
Tangible Assets
Terminal Value
Transaction Method
Unlevered Beta
Unsystematic Risk
Valuation Approach
Valuation Date
Valuation Method
Valuation Procedure
Valuation Ratio
Value to the Owner
Voting Control
Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

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