Valuations 1992: What's Your Business Worth?
BY Inc. staff
Chart depicting the percentage of companies that have a formal, current valuation and those considering sale.
According to a recent survey by Coopers & Lybrand, most fast-growing companies don't bother to get or maintain current valuations. That can be a costly mistake, since owners need to know exactly what their businesses are worth when they're considering selling out -- or relying on insurance policies to protect themselves against future estate-tax liabilities.
Does your company have a formal, current valuation?
Companies that have considered or are considering sale
No formal valuation
Source: Coopers & Lybrand's Trendsetter Barometer, a survey of more than 200 growing companies with average revenues of $6.4 million, 1992.