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 The model encompasses several frameworks that consider the market rate for like enterprises at a given time. Most business brokerages build their databases around this model, in which appraisers use market valuation along with financial records to determine actual business value.
Using the comparable sales model, analysts compare similar local business ownership exchanges. Buyers and sellers typically use this method for real estate transactions, but it is difficult to apply for small businesses due to limited information and enterprise differences.
Business brokers commonly use rule of thumb or industry averages to valuate small companies. This method is at best a guess and results in an estimate that is too low or too high. Despite this, many small businesses exchange hands using this model, because it is fast, simple and the prices fall into the range the buyers want to spend.
For publicly owned companies, profit and earnings ratios (P/E) are readily available. The stock market exclusively facilitates buying and selling interest in firms. However - because other entrepreneurs assume most of the work, risk and research - buying into an enterprise using this method costs 35- to 70-percent of the company’s value, which incidentally makes it impossible to use stock prices to valuate similar