Avoiding earnings surprises: Address valuation and purchase accounting impacts up front

August 2012
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Avoiding earnings surprises: Address valuation  and purchase accounting impacts up front

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As your company pursues acquisitions, are you confident with estimates of how the deal will impact earnings? Without the right approach, you risk misinforming investors about the deal and having to recast financial statements.

As your company pursues acquisitions, are you confident with estimates of how the deal will impact earnings? Without the right approach, you risk misinforming investors about the deal and having to recast financial statements.


Download the current issue of TS Insights to see how your company can avoid earnings surprises by completing a pre-acquisition valuation during the due diligence process. It explores important pre-deal considerations, including:

  • Understanding the limits of benchmarking
  • Determining the appropriate level of analysis
  • Effective approaches to pre-acquisition valuation
  • Understanding other acquisition accounting related issues