Annual impairment testing season is around the corner for many of our clients, concurrent with an extended run in the equity markets pushing most market indices at or near all-time highs. These strong market conditions lead to many public companies’ market values of equity well in excess of their book values, potentially reducing impairment concerns. As debate continues over when or if a market correction may occur, we have compiled a set of articles on impairment testing and other timely topics, for this edition of Stout’s Value Driver Digest.


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New Hire Announcements

  • Jeff Gorke is a Managing Director in the Management Consulting group and is based in Atlanta. Jeff has more than 28 years of healthcare experience and has provided management assistance and advisory services to both large and small health systems, academic medical centers, and privately held physician medical groups. In his role, he is focused on broadening Stout’s healthcare capabilities and will lead Stout’s new Healthcare Consulting Practice.
  • This summer, we welcomed 30 interns and 20 new analysts at Stout. Our interns and new hires began working on projects immediately, received exposure to experienced professionals, and became vital members of our teams.

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  • On August 16-17, we hosted 50 undergraduate students for Stout's annual Future Leaders in Finance program. During the interactive two-day program, students heard from Stout's industry-leading professionals, participated in financial-modeling training sessions, analyzed case studies, attended workshops, and networked with senior-level executives.
  • We are pleased to welcome RXA to our portfolio of artificial intelligence partners. RXA is a cloud-based software company that offers machine learning and artificial intelligence applications to help businesses make smarter and faster decisions. Learn more about our Artificial Intelligence practice.
  • We are pleased to launch Stout's 2018 Automotive Warranty & Recall Report. This annual report is the industry's most comprehensive analysis of automotive recall trends.

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