Hi All - I realize that when sourcing an investment it’s imperative to understand the downside risk, maybe even more important than the potential upside.
That being said, what are some of the ways you folks arrive at your downside valuation? I am aware of using historic multiples and assessing liquidiation value. However, I’m curious if there are other ways. Maybe assessing liabilities and what it would take to clear them from their books. Or extrapolating a scenario analysis of absolute worst case?
I.E. Berkshire historically trades above price/book of 1.0. Even during the crisis it came close but didn’t fall below 1.0. Based on current valuations I’d assume there’s worst case 50% downside (unless something happens to buffett and people over react). Anyways, I digress.
Thanks for taking the time, I appreciate it.