The value of a transportation business
What is the real value of your transportation company? What is your transportation business worth? What multiples are used in the transportation industry? What does a buyer appreciate in your company?
These are questions that could interest you as a seller of a transportation company. Of course, you want to maximize the company’s value, and have a good starting point in the discussions with the buyer, but how can you find out how much you can ask for a share in your business?
Valuation of a transportation company
The valuation of a transportation company is a very important question that every transportation company owner might be interested in. There is the technical part as well as the art of a business valuation. There are a lot of factors that come into consideration during the valuation of a transportation company.
There are multiple valuation methods currently used in the M&A market. The DCF method (discounted cash-flow method) is sometimes used. More often, the way to value a company is to take industry multiples (mostly EBITDA) and use these on the company’s financials to come up with an estimated valuation. This is the most common method. Visit valuation methods page for your company for details about the main valuation methods.
The valuation depends significantly on subindustry. You will get different valuation multiple for road transportation company, freight and forwarding company and logistics company.
Try our practical on-line transportation company valuation
We have developed an online tool, that can give you a basic idea of how much your transportation company is worth. If you want to get a preliminary-level indication of the value of your transportation business, please fill out the model below. You will need just the basic financials from the last two years.
As a result, you will get a rough indication of the enterprise value for your company.
Information about the value of your transportation company
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions concerning the value of your transportation company. A competent team of appraisers is ready to assist you. We have an industry expert, Irakli Danelia, who will assist you with the company valuation. We are able to get a valuation for any transportation subindustry:
- Valuation of a road transportation company
- Valuation of a freight forwarding
- Valuation of a logistics and warehousing company
Valuations are a particularly important step in the M&A process. It is wise to gain as much knowledge about the process to have a better overview. For this reason, we advise you to read one of the pages below:
The process of selling a business
The process of buying a business
We are here to help you with setting a market value for your transportation company.
There is no guarantee that you will find a buyer for this valuation. Unfortunately, there is limited interest from buyers, especially for road transport companies. However, we believe that for every company there is a buyer if the price is right.