Intangible Asset Valuation
EverEdge are The Intangible Asset Valuation Specialists™
Intangible assets account for 85% of the enterprise value of companies in the S&P 500.
They are now the primary driver of company profitability and growth.
Unfortunately, intangible assets are essentially ignored by modern accounting standards. They either never make the balance sheet, are lost under the amorphous term ‘goodwill’, or are listed at cost (and there is essentially no correlation between cost and value with intangible assets).
Conventional valuation methods tend to significantly under-value intangible assets and intangible asset-rich companies.
EverEdge helps ensure that the true value of all a company's assets is captured within its business valuation, whether within Australia or overseas.
Types of Intangible Assets
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Hidden value, hidden risk
A report from the UK Treasury highlighted that although the world’s five most valuable companies are together estimated to be worth US$4.6 trillion, their balance sheets report just US$225 billion of tangible assets.
The other US$4.3 trillion of value is missing in action.
This is a major problem for shareholders managers and directors because it means that:
Many intangible asset-rich businesses are significantly undervalued relative to their true value.
Valuable intangible assets are left out of financial accounts, creating leading to value and risk remaining hidden.
How can intangible assets drive higher valuations?
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Reliable, robust, and defensible intangible asset valuations
Because intangible assets have been largely ignored by accounting standards, intangible asset valuation is an area that remains poorly understood.
Many accountants and valuation providers erroneously claim, “you cannot value data, brands, content, patents etc.”
This is incorrect.
While more complex than a conventional valuation, there are methods of valuing intangible assets that are reliable, accurate, and robust. Using a proprietary three-factor model, EverEdge’s BenchMark™ Intangible Asset Valuation methodology utilizes both traditional quantitative methods but importantly also analyzes the Contextual and Qualitative factors. This is critical as these factors are primary drivers of intangible asset value.
This is more than theory. EverEdge’s BenchMark™ Valuations have been instrumental in assisting our clients to raise more than $1.5 billion dollars in capital and in ensuring that the true value of all our client assets are articulated and recognised.
EverEdge BenchMark™ Intangible Asset Valuations provide companies and investors with robust, defensible valuations that articulate the true value of your company or critical intangible assets.
We engaged EverEdge to provide us with a specialist valuation that reflected the true value of our business and the intangible assets we had developed through many years of R&D.
EverEdge’s valuation will be a critical tool as we look to grow our business and seek further investment.
Mark Roe - CEO
I strongly recommend EverEdge to any company involved in M&A or capital transactions that call for valuation or assessment of intangible assets.
Their advice was insightful, professional and decisive.
Grant Webster - CEO
Tourism Holdings Ltd (NZX: THL)
We engaged EverEdge to assist us in developing an intangible asset strategy that would complement our existing operations and business plan… EverEdge delivered a framework, tools and invaluable advice that will no doubt have a material change on our valuation when we seek to exit the business.
Tim Fussell - Founder and CEO
EverEdge helped us identify how we could strengthen our intangible asset position to unlock value and drive revenue from our assets.
We are now working on a clear intangible asset strategy to continue building our business.
Nikhil Joshi - COO
…We needed to understand what constitutes Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets and develop a clear strategy to be able to protect these in the future… we gained valuable insights into areas that needed to be looked at within our overall Business Strategy
Nikki Tse - Co-founder & Director
We recently completed the ‘Foundation – Intangible Asset Strategy’ program.
There is no question that if you are wanting to understand the true value of your business, then recognising what your intangible assets are and how to protect them, is critical.
The final report we received is of high quality and has given us a clear roadmap to follow.
Chris Baird - CEO
We engaged EverEdge to help us unlock value and mitigate risk around our intangible assets.
EverEdge conducted an audit of our assets and then helped us to develop an action plan to ensure our intangible assets are driving value, are correctly and cost-effectively managed, and that any risks relating to these assets have been identified and mitigated.
We would highly recommend EverEdge to any company that wants to better utilise and manage their intangible assets.
Geoffrey Heber Founder and Director
Extremely impressed with the work that EverEdge did for us.
Their work and process is amazing at uncovering the hidden value inside our business and giving us a roadmap to leverage our intangible assets.