Equipment Valuation

Machinery and Equipment Appraisals
In today’s competitive and unpredictable business world, it is essential for companies to have accurate, timely and cost-effective valuations of their machinery and equipment. At Appraisal Economics, our experienced team of equipment valuation experts is dedicated to providing our clients with objective, supportable valuation conclusions, which are provided in timely, well-organized appraisal reports.

There are a wide variety of reasons in which an organization may require equipment valuation services, including the desire or need to sell, confirming you are properly insured, wanting to purchase additional equipment, or simply assessing your company’s overall worth. No matter what the reason, Appraisal Economics’ experienced staff of engineers will ensure you receive the equipment valuation expertise you need and the high quality service you deserve.

Steps Involved in Equipment Valuation
An important aspect of equipment valuation is making certain your information is both current and accurate. That is why we take precise steps in all equipment valuation assignments, including:

  • Identifying assets to be appraised
  • Defining purpose of the equipment appraisal
  • Establishing equipment valuation date for the appraisal
  • Determining appropriate concepts and approaches to be utilized during valuation
  • Determining type of valuation study to be completed
  • Selecting type of equipment appraisal report to be provided
  • Checking availability of data and information

The first step involved in machinery and equipment valuation is identifying which assets will be appraised. These assets can consist of machinery, fixtures, furniture, computer and networking equipment, office and telecommunications equipment, vehicles, utilities, etc. An equipment valuation is not limited to an individual piece of equipment. A valuation can be used to determine the value of production lines, a complete operating facility, or multiple operating facilities.

Appraisal Economics’ machinery and equipment valuation services can be used to appraise a variety of assets for a variety of different reasons. Some of these reasons include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting
  • Financing
  • Insurance
  • Leasing
  • Liquidation and bankruptcy
  • Management Planning
  • Tax

Our equipment valuation services can help you determine the fair market value and estimated useful life of both new and used assets for the purpose of sale or acquisition, identify the current residual value and economic life of leased assets, and establish or verify your appropriate insurance needs.

Power Plants
Recent regulatory changes from Congress and the Federal Energy Regulatory commission (FERC) have paved the way for a more open marketplace for electricity producers. This deregulation has created significant changes in the energy business throughout the country. An increase in competition, combined with new, state-of-the-art power plants, is proving to be a major disadvantage for those with old, inefficient technology and equipment. Appraisal Economics’ vast experience in power plant and equipment valuation can provide accurate appraisals at opportune times. Appraisal Economics has valued numerous power facilities, including:

  • Coal
  • Wind
  • Hydro
  • Nuclear
  • Biomass
  • Geothermal
  • Waste to Energy
  • Gas Turbine Cogeneration

Our team of experienced engineers and appraisers are dedicated to providing businesses all over the world with unsurpassed expertise in the areas of power plant and equipment valuation. This expertise has allowed our power plant and equipment appraisal reports to pass thorough inspection from clients, government agencies, federal institutions, and the courts.

Adhering to the Highest Standards
At Appraisal Economics, we ensure an accurate and efficient equipment appraisal by staffing all machinery and equipment valuation engagements with experienced appraisers and engineers. We also adhere to the highest level of appraisal standards by conforming to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Our commitment to these standards has earned the respect of regulatory and judicial agencies throughout the industry, including the IRS. Our experienced team has earned this respect by dedicating themselves to supplying organizations with accurate and cost-effective equipment valuation reports. Most importantly, our advice is there when you need it. We understand that time is always of the essence, and when you choose Appraisal Economics for your equipment valuation needs, you can be assured you will receive a well-documented report in a timely fashion.

Other Valuation Services
Appraisal Economics offers a wide variety of independent valuation services to the business, financial and legal communities. Learn more about our industry expertise and services offered, from transfer pricing to business valuations or stock options. For other service information, please follow the links below:

Goodwill Impairment

Fairness Opinion

Wind Valuation Services