MTS Journal

2010  •  Volume 26  •  Issue 1

This is the debut issue for new Journal Editor Sharon Desfor, ASA. This issue covers topics such as second hand value, valuation research, depreciation and several articles on industry forecasting.
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Articles from this Issue

Editor's Corner

A special note from the Editors of ASA’s MTS Journal.
PAGE 4 Sharon Desfor, ASA MRICS

Chairman's Perspective

News from ASA’s Machinery and Technical Specialties Committee.
PAGE 5 Peter Campbell, ASA

Letter from MTS Governor

Important information and updates from MTS Discipline Governor(s).
PAGE 6 Alan C. Iannacito, FASA

The Perfect Storm

How massive overcapacity in the plastics industry has caused the current precipitous decline in injection molding machinery re-sale values.
PAGE 8 Robert S. Risbridger and Kenneth M. Heyse, ASA

Physical Life Explained

Physical life is the number of years a new property will physically endure before it deteriorates or fatigues to an unusable condition without considering the possibility of earlier retirement due to functional or economic obsolescence.
PAGE 12 Leslie H. Miles, Jr., FASA

Second-Hand Value and Financial Reporting

The usage of a second-hand value factor is generally not correct in the PP&E valuation of a going concern for financial reporting purposes in accordance with IFRS or any other accounting standards having essentially the same PP&E accounting principles.
PAGE 18 Alexander Skorniakov, ASA

Making Valuation Research More Dynamic

Dynamic research in the form of fact-finding interviews provides appraisers with the information clients need to make informed decisions based on the appraisal.
PAGE 26 William M. Engel, ASA

Depreciation Methods in Theory and Practice

This article discusses the influence of depreciation methods when describing the economic decline of equipment assets.
PAGE 35 Richard K. Ellsworth, PE, ASA, CFA, CCE

Random Thoughts on the Market

Insights into the status of the current market.
PAGE 49 Mike Clark

Appraisal Matters... with Wells Fargo Business Credit & Wholesale Bank

Insights into the business credit and wholesale banking industry.
PAGE 51 Dave Evans, ASA

Appraisal Matters... with Wells Fargo Asset Based Lending

Insights into the asset-based lending industry.
PAGE 53 Dave Evans, ASA