Our Services

Equity Methods is a professional services firm that provides a range of fair value measurement and financial reporting services, with a concentration in share-based compensation programs (ASC 718/FAS 123R). Clients engage us at all stages of their equity compensation processes:

  • Prior to grant: we work with executive compensation, HR, and Accounting to analyze the cost impact of competing equity compensation plan designs
  • At grant: we provide ASC 718-compliant fair value measurement services, as well as independent appraisals for the valuation of common stock for private companies
  • After grant: we provide comprehensive outsourced financial reporting services that entail full customization to each client’s unique reporting needs

We provide end-to-end audit support for all of our services. In addition, our work is performed using SAS technology, which provides for a better system of internal control and re-performance capability.

We offer our client’s unrivaled expertise and custom solutions in the following areas:


Equity Compensation/ASC 718

Determining fair market value of traditional stock options and more complex (e.g. performance and market-based) equity awards

Financial Reporting
Financial reporting related to all types of share-based compensation awards

Integrated Relative TSR Award Services
Diverse scope of services during the design phase to compare and contrast different equity award alternatives and their incentive effects


Business Valuation/IRC 409A

Private Company Valuation
Independent appraisals of fair value of common stock for private companies


Contact an Equity Methods sales consultant to learn more about our services, and how we can help optimize and ensure compliance across your equity comp and valuation processes.