Market Value Evaluation Methods for Immaterial Assets
Source: Evaluation et valorisation des actifs immateriels ouverts. Par Benjamin Jean et Segolene Delmas. Inno3, 2017, Table p.10
- Historical cost method: evaluated cost of making/producing the resource
- Renewal cost method: how much would it cost to reproduce the asset today, 'ex nihilo'
- Transactional method: evaluation derived from recent market transactions that concerned the resource
- Net expected returns: evaluating the resource based on revenue expectations
The last method is the most popular with consulting firms; the third method is considered unreliable, the first two methods are the easiest to undertake. None of these methods seem appropriate for evaluating open source projects. (from the report's conclusions)