Rochester Business Valuations

A business valuation is an important tool for overall financial management. It is a complex report that includes industry benchmarks, a detailed financial analysis, and much more!

Smart Business Decisions Start with Analytics.

Most business owners already have a predetermined number in their mind when the time comes to establish the value of a company. They often think the value should equal a multiple of earnings or annual sales. However, this method is rarely accurate and is unlikely to maintain merit if the company is sold or involved in litigation. A good business valuation is not only about determining an accurate and reasonable value, but also about being able to defend it if needed with a clear and concise explanation supporting the conclusions.

Our Expertise.

Our experienced and knowledge valuation team holds the following licenses and credentials:

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CPA

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Rochester Business Valuations Services:

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Our Experience

Business valuations may be conducted only once or twice during a company’s life cycle. As a result, it is important to understand how the valuation will be conducted and what elements the report should include. If you have questions about valuation reports or need a business valuation for your company, Smith Schafer can help.

Richard Smith and Orlin Larson co-founded Smith Larson and Co. in Rochester, Minn in 1971. We have over 45 years of experience working with business owners, in multiple industries, to uncover the true value of their companies’ tangible and intangible assets.

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Business Valuation Resources

What is my Manufacturing Company Worth?

What is my Manufacturing Company Worth?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you understand what your manufacturing company is worth? Whether you are reaching retirement or have received an offer to sell, it is crucial to understand what value means for a business.

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Understanding the Build-Up Method

Understanding the Build-Up Method

Reading Time: 2 minutes When valuing a business, experts use various valuation methods, such as Discounted Cash Flows (DCF) analysis, comparable company analysis, market value, and asset-based methods. When using DCF method, one way to select an appropriate discount rate for the business is to use the built-up method.

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Have enjoyed good service for over 30 years.

 - R & W Fleming Corporation

Our service is always exceptional and never have to second guess the answers.

 - EnergyPrint, Inc.

Smith Schafer has provided second to none service and value to my business and personal accounts for over 30 years. Their expertise and knowledge are unmatched by any other accounting firm I have encountered over all these years.

The relationship we have built over the years with the staff at Smith Schafer & Associates is one that can never be replaced. They are quick with helping us figure anything out, always willing to pick up the phone and walk us through any problem we are having. Also they are just all so friendly and kind!

I have worked with Jason Boynton for several years. He has consistently provided exceptional service and advice always delivered in a timely, pleasant manner.

Smith Schafer always makes everything go smoothly. They were recommended to us by our community bank. We have been using their services for many years for our small business and personal taxes. We always feel well taken care of and that we are receiving the best advice, direction, information and tax preparation."

- The Dog Perk Corporation

Smith Schafer always provides great information for our business. They are thorough with our accounting and financial planning. We have leaned heavily on them with interpretation of the PPP Loan and COVID-19 planning. They have been instrumental in our success and are always very knowledgeable and quick to respond to any of our questions."

Smith Schafer has provided second to none service and value to my business and personal accounts for over 30 years. Their expertise and knowledge are unmatched by any other accounting firm I have encountered over all these years."

The relationship we have built over the years with the staff at Smith Schafer is one that can never be replaced. They are quick with helping us figure anything out, always willing to pick up the phone and walk us through any problem we are having. Also they are just all so friendly and kind!"

We love our CPA team at Smith Schafer. They have helped us navigate many personal and business decisions."

Smith Schafer is very dedicated to their clients and always has their best interests in mind. They are very knowledgeable and thinking ahead to what the clients may be needing in the future. We would highly recommend Smith Schafer to our family and friends."