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How do you value an Auto Dealership?

Valuing an auto dealership is a complex process that involves assessing various tangible and intangible factors specific to the automotive industry. The primary considerations include the physical assets, such as the dealership's real estate, inventory, and equipment, which are evaluated based on their market value. The condition and location of the dealership property, as well as the mix of vehicle models in the inventory, play a significant role in determining their worth. Additionally, the financial performance of the dealership is a key component of the valuation, including revenue, profitability, and cash flow. Projections for future sales and growth potential are also taken into account. The reputation of the dealership, the strength of its brand, customer loyalty, and the expertise of its sales and service teams are among the intangible factors that influence its overall value. Valuing an auto dealership, therefore, requires a comprehensive examination of both the tangible and intangible aspects of the business, market dynamics, and an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities within the automotive industry. Consulting with experts experienced in the automotive sector and business valuation is often necessary to arrive at an accurate assessment of the dealership's worth.

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Valuation Approaches

Valuating an auto dealership business involves a combination of key approaches, considering both tangible and intangible factors specific to the automotive industry. Here are the primary valuation approaches for an auto dealership:

Asset-Based Approach:

  • Market Value of Assets: This approach focuses on assessing the market value of physical assets, including the dealership's real estate, inventory, equipment, and facilities. The condition, location, and suitability of these assets are crucial in determining their worth. Real estate values and vehicle inventory composition are central considerations in this approach.

Income Approach:

  • Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Analysis: DCF analysis is an essential approach for valuing an auto dealership business. It estimates the present value of expected future cash flows generated by the dealership. Cash flows are derived from revenue, expenses, and potential growth. Projections for future vehicle sales, service revenues, expenses, and market conditions are fundamental to this approach. The intangible aspects of the business, such as brand strength, customer loyalty, and reputation, also play a role in estimating cash flows.

Market Approach:

  • Comparable Sales Analysis: The market approach involves comparing the auto dealership to similar dealerships or businesses in the market that have been sold or valued recently. Key financial metrics, such as price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios, price-to-revenue multiples, or price-to-EBITDA ratios, are used to derive a valuation based on market transactions. This approach is particularly useful when there are recent comparable sales of auto dealerships in the region.

Valuation of an auto dealership business typically necessitates a combination of these approaches to arrive at a comprehensive estimate. Factors such as the location of the dealership, the brand's reputation, customer base, and the potential for future growth can significantly impact the valuation. Given the unique nature of the automotive industry and the importance of intangible assets, consulting with professionals experienced in the automotive sector and business valuation is advisable to ensure an accurate and thorough assessment of the dealership's worth.

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Shelia Darby, Managing Director of BizWorth

Shelia Darby

Managing Director, BizWorth

Serves as the managing director of BizWorth. Shelia's valuation experience spans nearly 25 years. The focus of her recent work has been on litigation engagements. Shelia is an elected member of the Ethics & Oversight Board of NACVA. Shelia is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) and a Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA). She holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Baylor University and an MBA from Rice University.

Jon Donnel, Managing Director of Advisory at BizWorth

Jon Donnel

Managing Director, Valuation Advisory

Leads the Valuation Advisory Practice focused on complex valuations, loss profit calculations, partner buy-outs and disputes. Jon has held senior-level director positions for Fortune 50 companies and investment banks. He is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from Rice University.

Robert Brand

Director, Business Valuation

Leads BizWorth’s informational and certified business valuation practice. Robert is an officer of NACVA's Houston State Chapter and serves as the treasurer of Houston's Texas Association of Business Brokers. He is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). Robert is a former Combat Engineer serving in Iraq for the U.S. Army and holds a bachelor's degree in finance from University of Houston.

Renee Schreier

Director of Operations

Manages BizWorth's operations and strategic planning initiatives, report production and customer applications. Renee serves as the secretary of Houston's Texas Association of Business Brokers and was a former operations administrator with Accenture. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Lutheran University.

Joseph (Joey) Wilson

Senior Market Analyst

Leads BizWorth's industry and market research initiatives. Joey was a former production analyst with Scotiabank. He holds a BBA and Master of Finance degrees from the University of Oklahoma.

Dan Darby

Director of Pitch Books & CIMs

Leads Pitch Book and CIM report production. Former management consultant with several Big 5 and Fortune 50 companies. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baylor University and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Northwestern University.

Shelia Darby
Managing Director, BizWorth
Serves as the managing director of BizWorth. Shelia's valuation experience spans nearly 25 years. The focus of her recent work has been on litigation engagements. Shelia is an elected member of the Ethics & Oversight Board of NACVA. Shelia is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) and a Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA). She holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Baylor University and an MBA from Rice University.
Jon Donnel
Managing Director, Valuation Advisory
Leads the Valuation Advisory Practice focused on complex valuations, loss profit calculations, partner buy-outs and disputes. Jon has held senior-level director positions for Fortune 50 companies and investment banks. He is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from Rice University.
Shelia Darby
Managing Director, BizWorth

Serves as the managing director of BizWorth. Shelia's valuation experience spans nearly 25 years. The focus of her recent work has been on litigation engagements. Shelia is an elected member of the Ethics & Oversight Board of NACVA. Shelia is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) and a Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA). She holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Baylor University and an MBA from Rice University.

Jon Donnel
Managing Director, Valuation Advisory

Leads the Valuation Advisory Practice focused on complex valuations, loss profit calculations, partner buy-outs and disputes. Jon has held senior-level director positions for Fortune 50 companies and investment banks. He is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from Rice University.

Robert Brand
Director, Business Valuation

Leads BizWorth’s informational and certified business valuation practice. Robert is an officer of NACVA's Houston State Chapter and serves as the treasurer of Houston's Texas Association of Business Brokers. He is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). Robert is a former Combat Engineer serving in Iraq for the U.S. Army and holds a bachelor's degree in finance from University of Houston.

Renee Schreier
Director of Operations

Manages BizWorth's operations and strategic planning initiatives, report production and customer applications. Renee serves as the secretary of Houston's Texas Association of Business Brokers and was a former operations administrator with Accenture. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Lutheran University.

Joseph (Joey) Wilson
Senior Market Analyst

Leads BizWorth's industry and market research initiatives. Joey was a former production analyst with Scotiabank. He is a NACVA Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) holds a BBA and Master of Finance degrees from the University of Oklahoma.

Dan Darby
Director of Pitch Books & CIMs

Leads Pitch Book and CIM report production. Former management consultant with several Big 5 and Fortune 50 companies. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baylor University and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Northwestern University.

Jack Nielsen
Financial Analyst

Leads financial analysis to support preparation of valuation reports and pitch books. Holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Texas A&M University.

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