We answer the 8 questions you need to know about a business you are growing, buying, selling or advising.
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Just as athletes compete against each other to determine who wins the championship, so your business performance can only be assessed relative to your peers...
At ValuationUp, we've invested heavily in building a reliable Database of nearly 1 Million privately-held firms across over 1000 Industry groups around the world. Our financial ratio analysis benchmarks your performance against its industry peers, selected from this database by size and Industry classification. Liquidity Ratios, Profitability Ratios, and Efficiency Ratios are all covered. Results are presented in your local currency and normalised against your Income Statement and Balance sheet. You'll know where you stand.
Every business faces unexpected blows throughout its life, however not all survive.
Our liquidity Ratio analysis focuses on your Cash Ratio, Quick Ratio and Current Ratio - 3 key indicators that tell you whether you have sufficient reserves to weather a storm. Since these levels differ for each industry, your levels are benchmarked against both absolute levels and your industry peers. We also forecast how much cash the business will generate in the next 12 months.
Most businesses die. Our analysis is 80-90% accurate at predicting bankruptcy a year in advance.
With sufficient warning, there is time to mitigate or prevent disaster. Our credit-scoring system helps you understand the bankruptcy risk of your business and what steps can be taken to reduce it.
How much growth is realistic and what targets can you aim at to influence it?
Consistent profitable growth is very hard to achieve. Firms that grow sales slower than inflation destroy economic value and die slowly. Those that grow sales faster than is sustainable die quickly - in fact, most small businesses go under in their best year of sales.
Our Sustainable Growth Rate analysis looks at what growth is fundamentally possible. Since growth is a key driver of valuation, this is critical insight into understanding what a business is worth.
Two firms with identical financials can face very different futures and thus have different valuations. What's yours worth?
Our analysis uses a variety of valuation approaches (Income, Market and Asset), however we prefer the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) valuation method since it allows comparison with other investment choices and allows management to understand how short-term choices impact on long-term value creation. Key to understand valuation in privately held businesses is risk; ValuationUp has developed proprietary risk-scoring methodologies that allow us to accurately and repeatably price the cost of equity capital appropriate to business risk.
You own a business hoping to grow its value over time. What targets are realistic and how much return can you expect?
Whereas a top-level strategy consultant will help you understand the full potential of your business through hours of manual calculations and optimisations; ValuationUp does these same calculations in an instant. Broadly, our process ensures that your business has sufficient liquidity, that management efficiency targets are set against realistic benchmarks, that its growth rate is optimised, and that it has the appropriate capital structure. Your strategic choices around how you choose to compete in the market remain up to you, but we provide clear guidance on the trade-offs you choose at an operational and financial level.
Growing a business optimally requires continual trade-offs between short-term essentials and long-term value creation. We'll show you how.
Every business faces different challenges and priorities. Our unique dashboard breaks your business down into just 3 groups of 3 numbers against which you'll easily understand the short, medium and long-term tradeoffs of each decision you make. Coupled to high-level, generic steps as to how to improve on each component of your business, these make an invaluable tool in determining your optimal path forward.
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ValuationUp changes the numbers game for today’s entrepreneurs.