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Preferences and FinTech Valuations

2015 was a strong year for FinTech.  But, there are complexities in valuing venture-backed technology companies and the ability for market/investor sentiment to shift quickly.  So, as Jay D. Wilson, Jr., vice president and senior member of Mercer Capital’s Depository Institutions practice, explains, it is important to have a valuation professional that can assess the value of the company as well as the mark ...

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Expectations for Current Quarter’s Earnings are Rapidly Deteriorating

Most Companies' Guidance for Q1 Has Been Negative The first quarter of 2016 could be a rough one based on the earnings guidance that companies have released so far.  Of the 72 S&P 500 companies that have provided guidance, 81% have offered negative guidance.  Ciara Linnane, MarketWatch editor, discusses the issue. To read the full article in MarketWatch, click: Expectations for Current Quarter’s Earning ...

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The S-Value Premium

Benefit or Boondoggle? Is the S corporation premium defensible? In this article, the author shares her views on this matter by answering the following questions: Should there be a premium applied to the S corporation whose value has been determined relative to the publicly traded C data by which it has been valued?” Are the assumptions we use to compare S and C attributes reasonable? Do they make sense? If ...

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Small Cap Goodwill Impairments on the Rise

What is the effect of goodwill impairment charges when comparing large cap stocks versus small cap stocks?  Robert Richardson, a financial analyst with Mercer Capital, examines if higher equity markets have rendered impairment a thing of the past. Find out more in the Mercer Capital's Financial Reporting article, Small Cap Goodwill Impairments on the Rise. This article is republished from Mercer Capital's F ...

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