Value Your Business


Fixed Assets
Interest Rate
Managers Salary (Annual)
EBITDA (Annual) Net Profit
E.E.P. No Of Years
R.O.I. %


1. Extra Earning Potential =
2. Return On Investment =
3. Payback Period =
4. Estimated Market Value

Input Pointers

  • The Assets are valued at second hand value, not depreciated or replacement value;
  • The Stock is the estimated cost value;
  • The Interest is bank fixed deposit rate – 6%;
  • The Salary is what the business would pay a manager to run the business;
  • The Annual Profit includes all the perks the Owner derives from the business;
  • The ROI is between .30 and .40 average .35.

The Time Period:

  • Service businesses: 9 months to 15 months (low asset base) – Average 1 year
  • All other businesses: 18 months (1.5 years) to 30 months (2.5 years)
  • Well known franchises may go as high as 36 months (3 years) to 42 months (3.5 years)

Although each of the 3 methods may differ significantly, the average tends to give a Realistic Market Value for the business.

NB: Although Sellers and Buyers can do their own assessments, it is important to get the input of a business broker with years of experience in valuing businesses.
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