Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: How do I determine my business' value

  1. #1
    Full Member pietpetoors's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Langebaan
    Posts
    98
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts

    How do I determine my business' value

    I am considering selling one of my online businesses but I do not know how to determine its value.

    The business do online sales and have some fixed clients and rather good representation on the Internet.

    Most of the products I import myself and will also give all my suppliers details to the buyer.

    I am still trying to figure out how to determine my profit since I use most of my profit to import more stock

    With all the information above can somebody help me with some type of formula I must use to determine the asking price.

    Second question, where can one promote something like that in a way that the whole online community do not know that I want to sell because sometimes that scares away your clients because they think there is something wrong in your business.
    Only Dead Fish go with the Flow
    http://www.4x4direct.co.za/

  2. #2
    Full Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    JHB
    Posts
    31
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Gaynor View Post
    *content was removed as spammy*
    Maybe stop shilling long enough to read the post first?
    Sorry I don't have answers for you Piet, but I don't think Gaynor did either.
    Last edited by Dave A; 23-Nov-11 at 08:44 AM. Reason: update

  3. Thanks given for this post:

    Dave A (22-Nov-11)

  4. #3
    Full Member pietpetoors's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Langebaan
    Posts
    98
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
    Thanks anyway, in the mean time I decided that my business have so much potential that I will rather keep it another 3 years and sell it at ten times what it is worth now
    Only Dead Fish go with the Flow
    http://www.4x4direct.co.za/

  5. #4
    Email problem
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    meghani
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    According to me to prevent your website business value the crucial decisions we will eventually make your website for the sale.give all the info about your website and with its nature and develop it. You can base the value of your website on the multiple of the profits in turns in. For example a lot of website sellers use a straight formula. This means that to solve for your websites selling price, you multiply the site's net profit by 10. The reason behind this computation is that a return of investment's lower level bottom foundation is ten times.

  6. #5
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Johannesburg
    Posts
    832
    Thanks
    180
    Thanked 176 Times in 145 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by pietpetoors View Post
    I am considering selling one of my online businesses but I do not know how to determine its value.

    The business do online sales and have some fixed clients and rather good representation on the Internet.

    Most of the products I import myself and will also give all my suppliers details to the buyer.

    I am still trying to figure out how to determine my profit since I use most of my profit to import more stock

    With all the information above can somebody help me with some type of formula I must use to determine the asking price.

    Second question, where can one promote something like that in a way that the whole online community do not know that I want to sell because sometimes that scares away your clients because they think there is something wrong in your business.
    There is no fixed formula for the price of a business. There are some guidelines such as 3 years of profits, or nett asset value, or .... But ultimately it depends on how much you want for it and how much someone is willing to pay for it and the range of prices for similar businesses can be vast.

    There are business brokers that do valuations and sell businesses (like estate agents sell houses). If you are a serious seller, perhaps try and get hold of one of them for advice on exactly how they can help you.

  7. #6
    Full Member pietpetoors's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Langebaan
    Posts
    98
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
    Thanks
    Only Dead Fish go with the Flow
    http://www.4x4direct.co.za/

  8. #7
    Bronze Member Miro Bagrov's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Pretoria, South Africa
    Posts
    152
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 51 Times in 41 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    The value of the business is determined as a relative figure. There are several methods.

    If you need a valuation I can do it. I will never even need to see your business. As long as you provide me the necessary accounting information I can do it.

  9. #8
    Email problem Missnancyalex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    106
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 20 Times in 17 Posts
    You should check out this article I hope it will help you in future when you try to sell your business again. http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/66442

  10. #9
    Bronze Member Miro Bagrov's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Pretoria, South Africa
    Posts
    152
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 51 Times in 41 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    From: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/66442
    "One quick and dirty technique is..."
    Quick and dirty techniques indeed

    I can show a small example for those who are bored enough to follow: I recently bought a Loose Cigarette vending machine

    The market value is about 4000 - 3500; I bought it for 1300. To do so I took a R1000 loan from a friend who was with me at the time. The machine was moved from a bar to a retail store.
    Now the operation as a whole earns R25 Sales a day.
    The Variable Cost = 50% of Sales.
    Now if we imagine that this Vending machine is a business. It has the same characteristics of Income, Expenses, Debt, Equity, Asset Value.

    The EXPECTED income generated is R25 * 365 = 9125 PA.
    Expenses = 0.5 * 9125 = 4562 PA.
    Initial Investment = 1300
    Let's assume that the alternative investment I could have made is invest the 1300 at 8% in a government bond.
    The Net Present Value (The present value of future cash flows) is R2924.53 (this is crunched mathematically as [4562/(1.08)] - 1300
    This means that 2924.53 is how much I can sell this operation as a going concern (a business).

  11. #10
    Email problem Missnancyalex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    106
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 20 Times in 17 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Miro Bagrov View Post
    Quick and dirty techniques indeed

    I can show a small example for those who are bored enough to follow: I recently bought a Loose Cigarette vending machine

    The market value is about 4000 - 3500; I bought it for 1300. To do so I took a R1000 loan from a friend who was with me at the time. The machine was moved from a bar to a retail store.
    Now the operation as a whole earns R25 Sales a day.
    The Variable Cost = 50% of Sales.
    Now if we imagine that this Vending machine is a business. It has the same characteristics of Income, Expenses, Debt, Equity, Asset Value.

    The EXPECTED income generated is R25 * 365 = 9125 PA.
    Expenses = 0.5 * 9125 = 4562 PA.
    Initial Investment = 1300
    Let's assume that the alternative investment I could have made is invest the 1300 at 8% in a government bond.
    The Net Present Value (The present value of future cash flows) is R2924.53 (this is crunched mathematically as [4562/(1.08)] - 1300
    This means that 2924.53 is how much I can sell this operation as a going concern (a business).
    Good one.... but i can't understand. I think I am Fool!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Business is Simply Business. Or is it that simple?
    By businessmentor4u in forum Entrepreneurship and Business Management Forum
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 24-Apr-12, 03:28 AM
  2. Business Structures & Business Bank Account in SA
    By nigelm in forum Business Finance Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-May-10, 04:57 PM

Tags for this Thread

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •