Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Valuing Construction Companies

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010
10:00am-11:40am PT / 1:00pm-2:40pm ET

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Featuring (click image for more information):

Don M. Drysdale
Drysdale Valuation, PLLC
M. Keith Prescott
Wisan, Smith, Racker & Prescott, LLP

Why You Should Attend

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If two truths are to hold for the construction industry at this time, they are these: it is an expansive, diverse, and multifaceted collection of firms and individuals, and, following a so-called “housing bubble”, it has seen better days.  From electricians and plumbers to general contractors and excavators, knowing how to approach this industry with reason and judgment can mean a world of difference in the defensibility of your conclusion of value – particularly in this time of stress.

In “Valuing Construction Companies” experts Don Drysdale and Keith Prescott will help make sense of this vast industry and will show you how to address the unique challenges it poses in the best – and worst – of times.  Construction companies can be a business appraiser’s best friend, producing a depth of valuation engagements and opportunities, or they can be an appraiser’s nightmare, creating more challenges than anticipated.  On May 13, learn how to take advantage of the opportunities, and control the nightmares.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Uniquenesses and nuances in the construction industry accounting
    • Percentage of accounting and other balance sheet peculiarities
    • The job schedule
  • Bonding credit and its relationship to firm growth
  • Nuances within the contracting industry:
    • General versus specialty contractors
  • Contract types
  • Competitive bidding and its implications on firm size and performance

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the accounting methods used in the construction industry and their implications for value.
  • Learn how other construction industry practices can determine value
  • Become familiar with the questions need to be asked to obtain crucial information for appraisal
  • Understand how contracting specialties differ

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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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BVR's Industry Spotlight Series

"Valuing Construction Companies" is the latest installment of BVR's Industry Spotlight Series, a teleconference series focused on the valuation of specific industries, businesses, and business models. With each new edition of the series, BV thought leaders will guide listeners through the characteristics of the target industry and how to deal with the complications they present to the appraisal process.  The unique, hands-on knowledge gained from BV experts who specialize in target industry will prepare listeners for their next engagement.

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