What's a Website Worth? Valuation Metrics for Local Websites
CHANTILLY, Va. (PRWEB) September 17, 2008
The analysis concludes that local websites hold significant value for their owners, especially if they've invested in a way that positions them for growth in high-demand advertising categories such as e-mail, streaming video and paid search. The uppermost value of some of these local newspaper websites was between $300-450 million, and the values for the largest-grossing radio websites were seeing values in the $15-20 million range.
To review a chart on the median value of a local websites by type use this link: http://www.bia.com/images/BIA_Borrell_ValueChart_Larger.jpg
In 2008, the oldest newspaper, radio, TV and "city.com" websites turned 14-years-old, evolving from interesting experiments to financial saviors for their parent organizations. With many sites generating millions in revenue and profits and delivering a strong potential for continued growth, there is speculation and interest in how these sites should be valued and the opportunities they will bring to their parent companies.
"Obviously, there are fundamental changes taking place in the value of media properties, with the value of their websites becoming more meaningful as a percent of total value," said Mark Fratrik, VP of BIAfn. "Given their growth potential, the value multiples of media websites may be 2 to 4 times that of the core business."
According to Gordon Borrell, CEO of Borrell Associates, "Websites associated with traditional media companies benefit from promotion and content cost synergies as well as opportunities to up-sell to existing customers. As a result, their cash flow margins are robust – in most cases much higher than their parents'."
The report also provides value magnifiers for websites, which include market penetration, sales organizations, revenue sources, media leverage, performance benchmarketing, and URL valuation.
"What's a Website Worth? Valuation Metrics for Local Websites" is available for online purchase at, http://www.borrellassociates.com/reportDetails.aspx?prodID=120. For more information, call 800.331.5086 or email email@example.com.
About BIA Financial Network, Inc.
BIA Financial Network, Inc. (BIAfn) has served the media and communications industries for more than two decades with financial and strategic advisory services, as well as a comprehensive array of research and investment resources. In addition to providing competitive and comparative information and analysis, BIAfn is also the nation's leading communications appraisal and valuation firm. Its affiliated company, BIA Capital Strategies, provides merger and acquisition advice, and arranges equity and debt funding. BIA Digital Partners LP provides subordinated debt and preferred equity investments to medium stage communications companies. Additional information is available at http://www.bia.com
About Borrell Associates
Borrell Associates is the leading provider of local advertising research, data and strategic analysis. The company has offices in Williamsburg, Va., and Seattle, Wash., and provides detailed market advertising reports for hundreds of local media companies, including WebAudit™, Local Ad $pending™ (LA$R™) and customized reports for any U.S., Canadian or U.K. market. For more information, visit http://www.borrellassociates.com.
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