Goodwill Impairment: User Survey Summary

To better understand the needs and views of “users” of financial statements, VRC surveyed financial analysts, a group mainly comprised of CFA charterholders, who conduct fundamental analysis on public companies.

Goodwill Impairment: Preparer Survey Summary

We polled our clients for their thoughts on the current accounting for goodwill and intangible assets and have summarized our findings.

The Current State of Goodwill & Impairments

A video discussion about corporate goodwill, goodwill impairment, and financial analysis techniques that aid in determining if a business combination is living up to performance expectations.

First, Do No Harm

Opinion: The FASB is soliciting feedback on whether and how to further simplify the accounting for goodwill and intangible assets for public companies. This may be setting off down a harmful course of accounting treatment.

How to Win Your Fantasy Football League in 2019? Use Valuation Methodologies!

Want to crush your fantasy football championship this year? Take a page out of a valuation professional’s playbook.

‘Insulated, But Not Immune.’ How Private Loan Players View the Post-Credit Crunch World

Though portfolios and deal pipelines weren’t completely inoculated against the downturn, several structural features of the mid-market lending space weathered the storm.

Q2 2019 Economic Snapshots

Quick-hit visual summaries of the leading economic and financial indicators in major economic markets.

Valuing Private Equity & Private Debt

Private equity and private debt investors are acutely focused on new AICPA Guidance that recommends a “calibration” approach for valuing private securities.

Valuation Takeaways From Market Volatility Spikes

Market volatility spikes prompt considerations of appropriate methodologies for factoring market indications into valuations and reflection on when “smoothing” techniques should be employed.

Q1 2019 Economic Snapshots

Quick-hit visual summaries of the leading economic and financial indicators in major economic markets.