Machine evaluation: Practical knowledge for your business

WHAT YOU WILL MISS IF YOU DO NOT DETERMINE A NET ASSET VALUE WHEN VALUING YOUR COMPANY

10th August 2021 by P. Merker

In business valuation, a distinction is made between market value, capital value and asset value-oriented methods, whereby the capital value-oriented methods (such as the capitalised earnings value method and the DCF method) have prevailed, because it is the future earnings and profits that are important!

However, under no circumstances should you forego the use of the other two methods – especially the determination of the net asset value – because then you will be giving away valuable insights and findings. Read here which ones.

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Why your insurance values in your machine insurance are wrong

3rd June 2021 by P. Merker

The aim of your machine insurance is that after a damage your company is exactly where it would have been without the damage as soon as possible.

In order to ensure this, you absolutely require correct insurance values. You need to know what your machinery and equipment cost.

Only rarely will these values match the values in your books. In our many years of valuation practice, we have seen significantly more companies with incorrect sums insured than with correct ones. Much more tragic, however, were the cases of underinsurance we experienced. You can find out about this and what you can do about it here.

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Value terminology in machine evaluation

4th May 2021 by P. Merker

Market value, fair market value or insurance value? When do you need the current market value in machinery valuation and how do you arrive at the insurance value?

In valuation practice, there are a multitude of different value terms – depending on the industry, the purpose of the valuation, the legal basis and the context. Real estate valuation knows different terms than machinery valuation.

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Expert Procedure

16st April 2021 by P. Merker

With the expert procedure, the german legislator has created a very efficient, reliable and proven instrument for settling property damages in companies.

We hope that you will never have a fire disaster in your company. Nevertheless, it makes sense to familiarise yourself with the procedures and practices and to have contacts at the ready, just in case.

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Business Interruption Damage

27h April 2021 by P. Merker

In the event of a loss, business interruption insurance compensates for the loss of profit as well as the ongoing costs. The calculation of this damage can be very complex and prone to dispute. In practice, I often experience that entrepreneurs have completely wrong expectations about the amount, composition and duration of the compensation from the insurance company. Therefore, it makes a lot of sense to take a look at the basic logic of a business interruption claim, because you need security for the worst case scenario.

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“We hope that it never comes to an emergency in your company. We have made it our business, however, to prepare you as best as possible, so that your company can handle the damage in confidence.”