BonnieCurious In: 1. Financial Accounting > Goodwill How to do Valuation of Goodwill? How to do Valuation of Goodwill? Share Facebook You must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Remember Me! Forgot Password? Need An Account, Sign Up Here 1 Answer Voted Recent AishwaryaMunot 2022-07-15T05:09:12+00:00Added an answer on July 15, 2022 at 5:09 am Before we jump in the concept of valuation of Goodwill, let us first understand the meaning of term “Goodwill”. Goodwill is an Intangible asset of the business. As the definition of Intangible asset, Goodwill cannot be seen or felt. In simple words it is business’s worth or its reputation earned over a period of time. Calculation of value of the goodwill in monetary terms is done at the time of merger or acquisition of the business. Goodwill is often applied to businesses which are earning large number of profits, have crucial corporate links and large customer/client base. Self-earned goodwill is never shown in monetary terms in business’s own balance sheet while goodwill which is purchased is shown in the asset side of the balance sheet of the buyer business. Following are the methods under which goodwill can be valued: Average Profit Method – In this method, Goodwill is calculated by average profits multiplied by the number of years purchased. Typically, last 5-6 years profit figures are taken ignoring any abnormal gains or loss during the year. Formula for the same would be as follows: Goodwill = Average Profit x No. of Years Purchase Weighted Average Method – This method is updated method of average profit method, Profits of the previous years are calculated by specific number of weights. This method is useful when there is a lot of fluctuations in the profits and importance has to be given to current year’s profit. Formula for the same would be as follows: Goodwill = Weighted Average Profit x No. of Years Purchase Where, Weighted Average Profit = Sum of Profits multiplied by weights / Sum of Weights Super Profit Method – Super profit is additional profit generated by the business over normal profit. Further for the calculation, Super profit is capitalized by the normal rate of return and resulting figure is value of Goodwill. Formula for the same would be as follows: Goodwill = Super Profits x (100/Normal Rate of Return) Annuity Method – In this method, Discounted amount of the super profits is calculated by taking into consideration the current value of the annuity at rate of return. Formula for the same would be as follows: Goodwill = Super Profit x Discounting Factor Capitalization Method – In this method, existing capital employed is deducted from capitalized number of average profits or super profits. The resulting figure is Goodwill. Formula for the same would be as follows: a. Average Profit Capitalization Method – Goodwill = [Average Profit / Normal Rate of Return x 100] – Capital Employed b. Super Profit Capitalization Method – Goodwill = Super Profits x (100/ Normal Rate of Return) 0 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Related Questions What are some examples of deferred revenue expenses? Are brands intangible assets? What comes in debit side of Realisation account? What is recorded in the Realisation account? What is not included in Realisation account? What is recorded on the credit side of a Realisation account? Can accounts payable have a debit balance?