Early Purchase Price Allocation Estimates Help Avoid EPS Surprises Reviewed by Momizat on . For public companies, it is increasingly necessary to disclose a preliminary allocation of purchase price in the 10-Q or 10-K immediately following the closing For public companies, it is increasingly necessary to disclose a preliminary allocation of purchase price in the 10-Q or 10-K immediately following the closing Rating: 0
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Early Purchase Price Allocation Estimates Help Avoid EPS Surprises

For public companies, it is increasingly necessary to disclose a preliminary allocation of purchase price in the 10-Q or 10-K immediately following the closing date.  Although M&A activity slowed in the first nine months of 2017 compared to 2016, valuation multiples have continued to rise and major stock market indices marched steadily higher.  Lucas Parris, senior member of Mercer Capital’s Financial Reporting Valuation Group, explains.

To read the full article in Mercer Capital’s Financial Reporting Blog, click: Early Purchase Price Allocation Estimates Help Avoid EPS Surprises.

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