[alert title=”Disclaimer.” “warning”]*Its Halloween. Of course there is no Zombie Apocalypse. If you think you have seen a Zombie we suggest you immediately call the proper authorities.[/alert]
We know. The Zombie Apocalypse is upon us, and the most burning question on your mind is “Just how DOES the Zombie Apocalypse affect my business’ valuation?” It’s a great question. Quite honestly (in the moments that we haven’t been Prepping) it’s the same thing we’ve been asking ourselves. Here’s what you need to know:
Expect a Negative Impact on Most Values. Zombies are dangerous. Minor outbreaks will likely only have localized impacts, however a true Zombie Apocalypse will likely have widespread downward price pressure across a range of industries. As more people are turned into zombies, retail business can expect to be hit especially hard based on 1) People looting stores and 2) People turning into zombies.
Some Valuations Might Actually See A Pop. In the Zombie removal business? Mercenary for hire? Survival Skills Instructor? You’re in luck. Services for these businesses are expected to see skyrocketing demand. Valuation multiples are likely to increase significantly in the short term. We ultimately expect valuations to stabilize and supply and demand once again equalize.
How to Be Prepared. As with most things, Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. It’s not too late to start getting ready for the Zombie Apocalypse. Consider improving physical barricades in buildings, isolating yourself from suspect neighbors, and preparing food stores. (Pro Tip: an observation platform is a great choice. Zombies are known to be poor climbers, giving you both a defensive position AND better lines of observation.) There are many great resources for Zombie defense prep. Start early, start now.
Ultimately the Zombie Apocalypse is going to be a huge bummer for business’ valuations. When the Zombies start coming revenues are sure to take a hit. Just do your best. We wish you well.