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Certified Business Appraisals, LLC

Business Valuation Report

Prepared for: John Doe Client Business, Inc.
1 Market Way Your Town, CA

July 25, 2010

1 Market Street Suite 100 Anytown, CA 95401 Web: www.yourdomain.com | Tel 1-999-BUS-NESS | Email appraisals@yourdomain.com

Table of Contents
Description of the Appraisal Assignment............................ 6  Standard and Premise of Value .......................................... 6  Scope of the Report ............................................................ 6  Information Sources........................................................... 7  Business Description .......................................................... 8  Industry Overview .............................................................. 9  Financial Statement Reconstruction and Forecasts .......... 10  Business Valuation Approaches and Methods .................. 16  Asset-Based Business Valuation Results .......................... 18  Market-Based Business Valuation Results........................ 20  Income-Based Business Valuation Results....................... 24  Conclusion of Business Value ........................................... 27  Business Value and Selling Price Considerations ............. 28  Business Price Justification .............................................. 30  Statement of Limiting Conditions ..................................... 33  Appraiser Credentials and Certification ............................ 35  List of Abbreviations ......................................................... 36 

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List of Tables Table 1. Income Statement Reconstruction ........................12 Table 2. Income and Expense Forecast ..............................13 Table 3. Balance Sheet Reconstruction ..............................14 Table 4. Additional Balance Sheet Related Items .................15 Table 5. Equity Discount Rate Build Up ..............................19 Table 6. Business Valuation Multiples ................................21 Table 7. Business Value Estimation using Multiples ..............22 Table 8. Business value estimation using Rules of Thumb .....23 Table 9. Seller's Discretionary Cash Flow calculation ............25 Table 10. Business Valuation Factors selection ....................26 Table 11. Conclusion of Business Value ..............................27 Table 12. Business Sale assumptions.................................31

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John Doe Client Business, Inc. 1 Market Way Your Town, CA Re: Appraisal of Client Business, Inc. Dear Mr. Doe, We have been engaged to estimate the fair market value of the business enterprise known as Client Business, Inc. as of July 25, 2010 for the purpose of offering the subject business for sale. At your request, rather than preparing a self contained comprehensive report, we have provided a restricted use limited appraisal report, which is advisory in nature and intended to be used for offering the subject business for sale. Please refer to the statement of limiting conditions contained in the report. For the purposes of business appraisal, fair market value is defined as the expected price at which the subject business would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under a compulsion to conclude the transaction and both having full knowledge of all the relevant facts. We have appraised a fully marketable, controlling ownership interest in the assets of the subject business. The appraisal was performed under the premise of value in continued use as a going concern business enterprise. In our opinion this premise of value represents the highest and best use of the subject business assets. Based on the information contained in the report that follows, it is our estimate that the fair market value of Client Business, Inc. is: Business Enterprise Value: $1,203,375 The Business Enterprise Value includes inventory, furniture, fixtures and equipment, and all intangible assets, including business...
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