Intangible Assets Valuations

Companies and Businesses require intangible assets valuation for purchase price allocation, financial reporting, dispute resolutions, or fund raising.

A study says that over 90% of the value of business is comprised of intangible assets and this is particularly true in new age businesses as these are asset light businesses.

We have a team of expert which can evaluate your intangible assets and help in determining the fair value for the same.

Some of the methods used by us for valuing the intangible assets are:

(a) Excess earnings method: The excess earnings method estimates the value of an intangible asset as the present value of the cash flows attributable to the subject intangible asset after excluding the proportion of the cash flows that are attributable to other assets required to generate the cash flows (“contributory assets”).

(b) Relief-from-royalty method: Under the relief-from-royalty method, the value of an intangible asset is determined by reference to the value of the hypothetical royalty payments that would be saved through owning the asset, as compared with licensing the intangible asset from a third party. Conceptually, the method may also be viewed as a discounted cash flow method applied to the cash flow that the owner of the intangible asset could receive through licensing the intangible asset to third parties.

(c) Premium profit method or with-and-without method: The with-and-without method indicates the value of an intangible asset by comparing two scenarios: one in which the business uses the subject intangible asset and one in which the business does not use the subject intangible asset (but all other factors are kept constant).

(d) Greenfield method: Under the greenfield method, the value of the subject intangible is determined using cash flow projections that assume the only asset of the business at the valuation date is the subject intangible. All other tangible and intangible assets must be bought, built or rented.

(e) Distributor method: The distributor method, sometimes referred to as the disaggregated method, is a variation of the multi-period excess earnings method sometimes used to value customer-related intangible assets. The underlying theoryof the distributor method is that businesses that are comprised of various functions are expected to generate profits associated with each function. As distributors generally only perform functions related to distribution of products to customers rather than development of intellectual property or manufacturing, information on profit margins earned by distributors is used to estimate the excess earnings attributable to customer-related intangible assets.