Oil & Gas Price Outlook November 2016 Industry Survey Results Compared to Futures Pricing The investment bank Credit Suisse recently surveyed a group of 128 investors on their outlook for oil prices in February 2018. According to the report, the survey group was comprised primarily of “Long Only” investors, hedge funds and energy companies. A…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Oil & Gas Price Outlook October 2016 Oil and Gas are Political Commodities After last Monday’s debate, when the media declared Hillary Clinton the winner, the overall stock market (S&P 500: SPX) increased by 20 points and oil prices declined by over a dollar per barrel. Oil & Gas Price Outlook October 2016. As a…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Tesla SolarCity Valuation Error What’s a $400 Million Valuation Error Between Friends? The Issue Lazard, the investment bank that advised SolarCity on its $2.6 billion sale to Tesla Motors, made an error in its analysis that discounted the value of the U.S. solar energy company by $400 million, according to a regulatory filing by Tesla.1…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

OECD Aligning Transfer Pricing In December of 2015, the US issued proposed regulations related to the implementation of OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project, Action 8-10 – Aligning Transfer Pricing Outcomes with Value Creation. (Have we lost you yet?) These proposed regulations would require US Multi-National Enterprises (MNEs) with annual revenues of $850…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Oil & Gas Price Outlook September 2016 End of August Supply Concerns WTI oil prices fell over 3.5% on Wednesday, paring their 20%+ gains in August, based on new supply information from Saudi Arabia and the EIA.  Oil prices’ recent gains had been driven by speculation that OPEC and other producers would agree to curb…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Playboy Mansion Sells for $100 Million A principal of a private equity firm purchased the Playboy Mansion, but Hugh Hefner is allowed to remain at the residence until he moves or dies – reportedly for $1 million in annual rent.  The purchaser also bought the next door property in 2009 for $18 million.  Once Hefner…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Value of High-Intensity Exercise As part of my never-ending quest to value everything, I have attempted to value exercise – not just any exercise, though. I’m talking rigorous, consistent, intense exercise.  The kind of exercise that “gym rats” do – once a day, maybe twice a day. Value of High Intensity Exercise. I’m talking a…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Oil & Gas Price Outlook August 2016 Gasoline Prices Not Costing an “Arm and a Leg” This Summer According to CNBC1, gasoline prices — at $2.16 per gallon nationally — could fall another 10 percent or more, and while that’s good for consumers, it may not be so for stock market investors. That’s because there’s…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

UFC Valuation Rivals the Dallas Cowboys The slowest sports week of the year got off to a Ronda Rousey-esque start on Monday with the announcement that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been sold for $4 billion to talent agent WME-IMG and a group of private equity investors.  The mixed martial arts league, founded in…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Oil & Gas Price Outlook July 2016 “Buying Time” Is Expensive for Oilfield Service Companies ValueScope recently analyzed and provided a fairness opinion for a private equity (“PE”) firm’s subsequent investment in an oilfield service company.   Based on our analyses, the service company would violate the EBITDA covenants on its debt in 2017 and would…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Oil & Gas Price Outlook June 2016 “Market Gurus” – Worth Following? Many financial players (investors, bankers, fund managers, etc.) are quoted daily with their view on the markets, predictions for oil and gas prices, etc.  For instance, in September 2015, a forecast by Goldman Sachs suggested that oil could tank to $20 per barrel.[1] …

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Using Life Settlement Transactions to Value Split-Dollar Loan Receivables Large Estates For large estates which often plan on using life insurance with large premiums to reduce the value of the estate, split-dollar life insurance offers an attractive method for funding the premiums with favorable gifting consequences.  However, the IRS has begun cracking down on the…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Atlanta Falcons to Lower Concession Prices In 2010, the Atlanta Falcons announced plans to construct a new retractable-roof, multi-purpose stadium to replace the Georgia Dome, the team’s current home field. Thus, in 2014, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which will be home to both the Falcons and Atlanta United FC of Major League Soccer (MLS), officially broke…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Oil & Gas Price Outlook May 2016 Market Capitalization’s Impact on MLP Yields and Multiples Investors and valuation experts have long debated the general magnitude (and even the existence) of a “small stock risk premium” and its effect on market values.  Small stock risk implies simply that investors expect a higher rate of return for…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Oil & Gas Price Outlook April 2016 If PUDs are “free,” we may be a buyer at that price! As E&P companies are releasing their year-end 2015 financials, they all show significant write-offs for the value of their Proved Undeveloped Properties, or “PUDs.” These are driven by their independent engineer’s calculations that many of their…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Page 5 of 7 1 3 4 5 6 7

Subscribe to receive our latest Blog Posts and White Papers!

* indicates required



Print Friendly, PDF & Email
© 2018 ValueScope Inc. – Measure | Defend | Create