The American Society of Appraisers announces the upcoming webinar “Business Valuation Concepts for Fixed Asset Appraisers” on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 2-4 PM ET.
In a post-Sarbanes-Oxley environment enhanced transparency and officer accountability is paramount, particularly when valuing and reporting of fixed assets such as land, building, vehicles, furniture and plant and machinery equipment. For many companies, fixed assets represent a significant component on the balance sheet. Inaccurate fixed asset values can increase financial and operational risk and impact potential mergers and acquisitions, purchases or sales, asset-back financing or insurance replacement costs.
ASA’s two hour webinar will cover business valuation topics of direct interest to fixed asset appraisers as well as accountants, asset managers, lenders and insurers. Discussions will cover business valuation concepts including relevant valuation theory for the valuation of an enterprise; discount rate development for an enterprise and its underlying assets; factors influencing relative rates of return for different asset categories; the impact of depreciation expense and the related tax savings on the value of fixed assets; economic obsolescence and other topics.
The webinar’s presenter will be Raymond D. Rath, ASA, CFA. Mr. Rath is managing director for Globalview Advisors, LLC, an independent valuation firm with offices in Irvine, Boston and London. Mr. Rath has led the development of two ASA courses in intangible asset valuation and has worked closely with fixed asset and real estate appraisers on purchase price allocation and other multidiscipline projects for over thirty years. He holds ASA designations in Business and Intangible Asset valuation and Appraisal Review and Management.
Registration pricing for the webinar is $79 for ASA members and $99 for non-members.