Understanding the worth of your business is crucial, especially if you’re planning for an exit. In this guide, we’ll explore the various business valuation methods that can help you determine the value of your business.


Income Approach

The Income Approach involves evaluating the present value of a business’s future income. It takes into account the company’s cash flows, profits, and the risk associated with the business. Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) is a popular method used in this approach.


Market Approach

In the Market Approach, the value of a business is estimated based on the market value of similar businesses. This method is commonly used when there are enough comparable businesses in the market.


Asset-Based Approach

The Asset-Based Approach considers the net assets of a business by subtracting its liabilities from the total value of its assets. This approach is often used for businesses with significant tangible assets.


Multiples Approach

The Multiples Approach values a business by comparing it to similar businesses using metrics like Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratios. It’s commonly used in industries with stable growth and profitability.



Which valuation method is the best?
It depends on your business’s unique characteristics, industry, and financial health.

Can I use multiple valuation methods?
Yes, using multiple methods can provide a more comprehensive view of your business’s value.


Understanding your business’s value is essential when planning your exit strategy. Each valuation method has its advantages and limitations, so choose the one that best fits your business’s unique characteristics. Take the guesswork out of valuing your business and get a clearer picture of your business’s worth with our Value Builder Score Questionnaire.


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Make your business ready for sale by completing the Value Builder Score Questionnaire. Our framework will help you optimise your business and ensure a smooth exit.

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