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How do you value an Insurance Agency?

Insurance Industry Expertise: A business valuation from BizWorth is crucial for estimating the sale price of an insurance agency. Through a meticulous examination of financial statements, policy portfolios, and operational expenses, BizWorth provides a comprehensive understanding of the business's economic health. This valuation goes beyond traditional metrics, considering factors such as client retention, the diversity of insurance products offered, and the overall efficiency of the agency's operations. With BizWorth's precision in insurance industry valuation, potential sellers gain insights that ensure the sale price reflects not only the financial standing but also the strategic and client-centric value of the insurance agency in a dynamic and regulated market.

Strategic Business Insights: BizWorth combines financial acumen with specialized expertise in the insurance sector when valuating businesses in this field. Beyond numerical metrics, BizWorth considers factors such as the agency's reputation, client satisfaction, and the adaptability to changes in the insurance market. This holistic approach encompasses trends in the insurance industry, the demand for specific insurance products, and the potential for growth in client acquisition. With a BizWorth valuation, insurance agencies gain a competitive edge, empowering sellers with insights that appreciate the strategic value of their firm in the complex and evolving insurance landscape.

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Valuation Approaches of an Insurance Agency

Valuating an insurance agency involves considering various factors within the insurance industry. Here are the primary valuation approaches and considerations for such businesses:

Income Approach:

  • Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Analysis: The income approach is fundamental for estimating the value of an insurance agency. It involves projecting future cash flows generated by the business, considering factors such as policy renewals, commissions earned, and operational expenses. The present value of these anticipated cash flows is determined by applying an appropriate discount rate.

Market Approach:

  • Comparable Sales Analysis: This approach involves comparing the insurance agency to similar agencies that have been sold or valued recently. Key financial metrics, such as price-to-renewal ratios or price-to-commission multiples, are used to derive a valuation based on market transactions within the insurance industry.

Book of Business and Client Retention:

  • The value of an insurance agency is often closely tied to its book of business and client retention rate. A well-maintained and diverse portfolio of policies, especially if it includes long-term clients, can positively influence the overall worth of the agency.

Agency Reputation and Specialization:

  • The reputation of the insurance agency within the industry significantly impacts its value. Positive client testimonials, industry recognition, and a specialized focus on specific insurance products contribute to a higher valuation.

Technology and Operational Efficiency:

  • The use of technology and overall operational efficiency play a crucial role. Agencies with advanced systems for policy management, claims processing, and client communication may be valued higher due to increased efficiency and reduced operational costs.

Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Compliance with insurance regulations and effective risk management practices are critical considerations. Agencies that demonstrate a strong understanding of and adherence to regulatory requirements may be valued higher due to reduced risk.

Market Demand and Growth Potential:

  • Assessing the market demand for specific insurance products and evaluating the potential for growth in policy sales is crucial. Agencies that align with current industry trends and demonstrate a strategic plan for expansion may be valued higher based on future revenue potential.

Valuation of insurance agencies often requires a combination of these approaches to arrive at a comprehensive estimate. Engaging with professionals experienced in the insurance industry and business valuation is advisable to ensure an accurate and thorough assessment of the agency's worth.

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Thanks to our deep valuation expertise, comprehensive access to market data, and unwavering commitment to NACVA professional standards – you won’t have to. From buy/sell agreements to litigation support, our in-house team of certified appraisers will ensure your valuation is as solid as the foundation your business was built on.

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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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