# How to Calculate Estimated Cost of Buyout

When a business or a partnership is in the process of a buyout, the value of the entity must be calculated. There is a lot that goes into when conducting a valuation. Not only the value of the assets but the depreciation that is subject to it needs to be taken into account. The other way around as well.

For example, the equipment and tools that is used in business operations such as computers’ value is going to drop significantly over the years. This is the depreciation part of calculating the value of an entity, thus, the cost of a buyout.

Before you get to anything, you should count every asset that has an economic value. Make up a list of the assets and find the exact value. This is going to be the easiest route when calculating the cost of a buyout. Then, you can take the depreciation into consideration.

Let’s say the equipment used in the business operations in the company’s assets that were purchased three years ago. The asset value will drop since they are used and the usefulness is not as much as when it was first purchased. So if equipment or any other tool that is part of the business was \$1,000 three years ago, the depreciation value must be taken into the calculation.

## Calculate Depreciation Value

Given calculating the total assets of a company is quite easy, you will not have a hard time getting to the actual value. As mentioned, make a list and determine the useful economic value of each asset. Then, you can get to calculating the depreciation. This is quite something easy to do once the total value is determined.

If an asset can be resold, the resell value of the assets can be counted as the value. Here is an example of how you can calculate this by accounting the time and the value of the asset.

Value of an asset is \$1,000 and it’s been 3 years since its purchase.

There is a likelihood of the useful economic life of an asset can be obsolete. In this case, you need to determine the economic life of the asset. Find the economic life of the equipment or tools used in the business operations first. Then, divide it by the value. What you’re left with is the value of that asset. Once everything added like this, you will have the cost of a buyout in total for every asset.