Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Mastering the Art of Normalization Adjustments

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2010
10:00am-11:40am PT / 1:00pm-2:40pm ET

Earn 2 CPE credits

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Featuring (click image for more information):

James D. Ewart?
Dixon Hughes PLLC

Why You Should Attend

Whether for GAAP compliance, industry accounting principles, or to find an easier comparison between statements, compensations, or other accounting areas, normalization adjustments are a necessary and ubiquitous step in the valuation process.? But with all accounting practices and comparative valuation techniques, mastering the art of normalization adjustments is difficult as standards, practices, and applications continue to evolve, and current events alter the setting for valuation assignments.

On January 20 valuation expert James Ewart will lead you through the classic and emerging challenges of normalization adjustments.? From knowing when to make normalization adjustments to knowing how to do so, Ewart will show how these imperative processes can mean the difference between defensible and indefensible conclusions of value.


  • Introduction: Why normalize?
    • Comparison facilitation
    • Uses in the Income Approach
    • Definitions
  • Categories and Uses of Adjustments
    • Ownership characteristics
    • Extraordinary, Nonrecurring, and/or unusual items
    • Non-operating assets and liabilities
    • Taxes
    • Synergies from M&A activity
  • Normalization adjustments in action
  • Sources and types of adjustments
  • Normalization and the Distressed Environment

Learning Objectives

  • Clarify the use and implementation of normalization adjustments in any valuation
  • Learn how to best apply normalization rates to facilitate comparisons in a broad range of scenarios
  • Understand the role of normalization rates in varous transactions
  • Learn how normalization adjustments can and should be used in a distressed company valuation

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CPE Information

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Business Valuation
Program Level: Advanced
Preparation Required: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Recommended CPE: 2 Credit Hours (Consulting Services)

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