Machinery & Equipment

The specialists at American ValueMetrics are Certified Machinery and Equipment Evaluators, and generate reports in compliance with USPAP standards 7 and 8.

In business valuations of marginally profitable companies, the enterprise valuation may require a machinery and equipment appraisal.  The reason for this step is to determine if the company’s fixed assets are worth more than the value of the company as a going concern.  This becomes a critical decision factor in determining an exit plan, if that is under consideration.

Machinery and equipment appraisals may also be required for financial reporting under Fair Value accounting standards.

We provide either an inspected or desktop appraisal machinery and equipment depending on budget and client requriements.

Machinery & Equipment The specialists at American ValueMetrics are Certified Machinery and Equipment Evaluators, and generate reports in compliance with USPAP standards 7 and 8. In business valuations of marginally profitable companies, the enterprise valuation may require a machinery and equipment appraisal. The reason for this step is to determine if the company’s fixed assets are worth more than the value of the company as a going concern. This becomes a critical decision factor in determining an exit plan, if that is under consideration. Machinery and equipment appraisals may also be required for financial reporting under Fair Value accounting standards. We provide either an inspected or desktop appraisal machinery and equipment depending on budget and client requriements. Valuation Early Stage Intellectual Equipment Litigation Studies Modeling The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.
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