The ranges reported in the NASDAL survey show the inherent risk of taking averages – the country has such a wide and varied range of goodwill values it is always important to treat your own practice as individual.
There is a recurring theme as I compare the NASDAL results to those achieved by Frank Taylor & Associates in that the NASDAL figures are lower across the board. Our past quarter has NHS practices at an average of 188% (NASDAL 125%) – the highest being 248%, private at 99% (81%) – the highest one at 152% and mixed practices at 139% (115%) – the top one at 181%.
Given that this is a recurring quarterly trend, I pondered why this is. I feel it is because clients that I report on have engaged Frank Taylor & Associates who are known for achieving market leading values whereas the NASDAL survey will include a proportion of private sales which are known to be at lower levels. This will skew the figures, however, from a sellers viewpoint achieving the best price possible is typically the key factor when selling.
I am surprised to see the trend since October 2014 to date that there has been a steady decline in goodwill values – this is definitely not my experience nor one that the lenders are experiencing according to David Brewer, MD of FTA Finance.
I took this as an opportunity to review some goodwill values from the Frank Taylor & Associates archive since 2012 and the results were staggering. Some practices have increased in value by 57% in these past 3 years. This is going from a goodwill value of £460,000 to £722,000.
Given the number of practices Frank Taylor & Associates have valued since 2012 it is possible that there is an additional £180,000,000 of goodwill value relating to these practices.
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