Even in today’s volatile economy, M&A continues to play an important role in corporate strategies. As a result, goodwill and other intangible assets continue to grow on the balance sheet — and factoring those assets into your financial analysis is as challenging as ever. PJ Patel – VRC, Pranav Ghai – Calbench, Sandy Peters – CFA Institute, and Scott Taub – Financial Reporting Advisors discuss why and how goodwill matters.
Topics addressed include:
- How goodwill and other intangible assets keep rising as a portion of all a company’s assets;
- How to examine those assets to better understand a company’s value;
- The risks around impairment, and how sniff out warning signs;
- What’s next on regulators’ wish list for better financial reporting and disclosure.