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Asset Valuation Assessments

What are Asset Valuation Assessments?

Asset valuation assessments refer to the estimation of net worth or value of your company’s tangible and intangible assets including land, intellectual property, goodwill and real estate.

Asset valuation assessments help evaluate cash generating company assets. These assessments are usually undertaken prior to a purchase, sale or insurance of an asset.

It includes the valuation of both tangible and intangible assets, using various subjective and objective methods.

These assessments can be performed internally as well as by a third-parties who can often be certified experts.

Assets are typically valued using one or more of the following techniques:

  • Potential to generate future cash flows
  • Comparative valuation with a similar transaction
  • Cost of acquisition or replacement of a similar assets

Why are Asset Valuation Assessments important for business today?

Asset valuation assessments enable your company to:

  • Accurately value the future potential of an asset before sale or purchase
  • Make property and income tax payments based on asset valuation
  • Raise funds by mortgaging assets
  • Prioritize the sale or reuse of your company’s undervalued assets
  • Comply with regulatory and financial requirements of asset value reporting

Why are Asset Valuation Assessments important for an event tomorrow?

Asset valuation assessments are important for an event tomorrow, as they help:

  • Correctly value your company and your assets
  • Compare the valuation of your company’s assets against those of your competitors
  • Determine the return on investment and potential cash flow based on the current valuation of your company’s assets
  • Evaluate the methods used to measure the value of your assets
  • Assess the resale value of the various assets held by your company

Pros of addressing Asset Valuation Assessments

  • Effectively manage tax obligations and insurance requirements by documenting valuation assessments
  • Provides your company with a realistic assessment of the likely sale value for an asset being considered for divestment
  • Complete timely financial audits and financial reports with the right asset information
  • Forecast for costs to replace obsolete assets

Cons of not addressing this topic

  • Potential for poor asset divestment outcomes due to inaccurate views on asset values
  • Restriction in raising funds or loans by leveraging owned assets
  • Increase in regulatory risks due to non-compliance in reporting on the value of your company’s assets
  • Difficult to file accurate tax or pay correct insurance premium due to potentially inaccurate subjective valuation.

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