COVID-19 Timeline: Business Valuations and U.S. Stock Market Impact

Posted on May 3, 2020

COVID-19 Timeline - Business Valuation Impact

“COVID-19 Timeline for Valuation Purposes”

Harold Martin, valuation and forensic services partner at Keiter, shared his insights on the adverse effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. stock market with a COVID-19 timeline highlighting the impacts and how appraisers need to assess whether the impact of the pandemic was known or knowable as of the effective valuation date.


If the event was not known or knowable as of the valuation date, then it is considered a subsequent event, and consideration should be given to making a disclosure in a valuation report to make the reader aware of the event.

One of the methods of assessing whether the pandemic was known or knowable as of a particular point in time is to consider its impact on the stock market.

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We know things are hectic but remember to lean on your advisors (counsel, accountant) for insights they have, as many of these decisions in normal times are made infrequently.

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Additional Resources:

Business Triage: Items to Consider During Times of Uncertainty

Small Business Administration Disaster Loans Due to Coronavirus’ Impact

What You Need to Know About the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Understanding your Business’s Cash Conversion Cycle


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