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anonymous
 5 years ago
Resources for valuing a company with positive earnings but negative equity.
anonymous
 5 years ago
Resources for valuing a company with positive earnings but negative equity.

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Only the book value of equity can be negative and since it is not really an input into valuation, it is irrelevant. So, value this company exactly the way you would value any other company.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if negative equity, can there be a negative capital, aswath? if so, how do you forecast growth (if return on capital is negative), that goes into valuation?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you have negative equity(frequent) or capital (much more infrequent), your firm is not in steady state and using the ROC* Reinvestment rate to estimate growth is not a good idea. I would suggest forecasting revenues first, estimating margins and using the sales/capital ratio to estimate reinvestment. Keep track of the ROC. As your firm makes reinvestments, the invested capital will grow from a negative to a positive number... and you may be able to revert back to the steady state growth formula at some point in time.
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