Airbnb S-1 (Part 1): So How Profitable Is This Thing Really?

View from Seed

Since inception this lodging marketplace (note 1) has enabled 825 million guest stays in over 200 countries with a cumulative booking value of more than $110 billion. Additionally Airbnb charges both sides of the booking (guest & host) a separate service fee.

Should you include your sweat equity in a business plan?

Berkonomics

Worse yet, the IRS would then consider the accrued amount to be taxable income upon which no tax was paid, since the accrued labor as an investment has value that was not accounted for from previously taxed earnings.

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The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better – Value Proposition Design

Steve Blank

Product/Market fit now has its own book. This week the author of the business model canvas, my friend Alexander Osterwalder, launched his new book Value Proposition Design , the sequel to his million copy best seller, Business Model Generation. His new book does three things: 1. Introduces the Value Proposition Canvas. Value Proposition Design is a “must have” for anyone creating a new venture. It integrates the Customer Development process in the book.

Business Valuation: Determining The Worth Of A Company

YoungUpstarts

Business valuation is defined as a way to determine the overall economic value of a company , and is a necessary component of a sound business plan and strategy. Any of these situations will demand a valuation to determine current and future projected value. .

So, what if you run out of money?

Berkonomics

Cash and the value of your business. Running out of cash denigrates the very value of a business, reducing greatly any bargaining power with suppliers or acquirers. A company that otherwise might be valued at twice book value, 1x revenues, or 10 times earnings will be valued at a lower amount by potential acquirers knowing that the company shareholders are in a tough position and management hungry for leverage and a little more sleep at night.

SaaS Nomenclature

VC Adventure

For example when you say sales do you mean booking or revenue? If bookings are the total contract value of everything you sold in a period, how do you normalize for different contract lengths? Are renewals counted in bookings or broken out separately? New MRR – Also a bookings number but this normalizes for the monthly/annual/2 year booking but simply taking the one month value of all the customers sold in the period we’re talking about.

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How To Determine The Value Of A Small Business 

YoungUpstarts

Among these factors typically are the spouses’ age, health, contribution to the increase of the value of the marital property (as well as embezzlement of it), earning ability, the tax consequences for each spouse and so on. To agree on a value for the marital property. However, if the spouses hold a small business, they probably may try to value and divide it by themselves. You can sell the business so that it will automatically have some determined cash value.

You have to judge a cover by its book

Rajesh Setty

Let’s take a book, your book. Your book is the value you bring to the marketplace. The cover of your book is your personal brand. In other words, your cover is the assessment that the marketplace makes about the value you bring too the marketplace. What is the value you bring to the marketplace? Both your book and the cover of your book make a big difference. Hopeless: Your cover and your book are both of low quality.

Mathematical vs. Economic Dilution of Startup Equity: Thinner Slices of an Extra-Large Pizza

Gust

Every S-1 contains the same language in Risk Factors that reads, essentially, “If you buy shares in our IPO, you will experience substantial and immediate dilution in the pro forma net tangible book value per share.” The measurable economic value of new shares issued to investors (“net tangible book value per share” in Accountantese) is immediately diluted by the existing shares, which make up the majority of the company’s stock.

5 Financial Concepts Every Startup Founder Should Know

The Startup Magazine

Most financial valuation formulas value an asset by discounting the asset using the cost of capital (interest rate) to the present day. For example, there’s a reason today’s investors value Tesla more than Ford. Even if you bleed cash, showing confidence in your product and communicating that you have a concrete, compelling plan for growth will increase the marketplace value of your business.

SaaS Nomenclature

VC Adventure

For example when you say sales do you mean booking or revenue? If bookings are the total contract value of everything you sold in a period, how do you normalize for different contract lengths? Are renewals counted in bookings or broken out separately? New MRR – Also a bookings number but this normalizes for the monthly/annual/2 year booking but simply taking the one month value of all the customers sold in the period we’re talking about.

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Financial Planning For A Recession

YoungUpstarts

Financially distressed businesses often sell for less than their book value, so it’s a great way to gain market share and strengthen your position in the face of a recession. by LJ Suzuki of CFOshare. As we learned in 2008, recessions can come on swiftly and cause major crises for all businesses, big and small. In today’s economy, it is essential to practice intentional recession planning as a small business.

Never run out of money.

Berkonomics

Running out of cash denigrates the very value of a business, reducing greatly any bargaining power with suppliers or acquirers. A company that otherwise might be valued at twice book value, 1x revenues, or 10 times earnings will be valued at a lower amount by potential acquirers knowing that the company shareholders are in a tough position and management hungry for leverage and a little more sleep at night. Money in the bank is like oil in the car.

VC Governance FAQ: (2) Especially now, when transparency is so important, why is limited financial information available from a private company?

Pascal's View

Putting that point aside, for a moment, what is absent is a quoted liquid market in their equity and debt securities, which means that the determination of the book value of those private companies is necessarily subjective. To address the broader point about accuracy in book valuation, I am concerned that the developing industry standard for venture capital is at risk of going too far while providing no real benefit to investors.