SBA Asset Valuation

The advent of FASB 156 and 157 has placed a greater burden on lenders to properly value their servicing assets when an interest in an SBA guaranteed loan is sold. Previously, internal and external auditors allowed more subjective methods of valuation. Due to these initiatives, auditors and bank examiners have been increasingly requiring that lenders have an independent third party perform the valuation of their servicing assets and defend the methodology in which these values were derived.

FASB 157 emphasizes that fair value is a market based measurement not an entity specific measurement, so real time market observations are required. Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance requires process standardization valuation controls, real time responsiveness and disclosure of material valuation changes. Automated, independent, third-party valuation facilitates FASB and SOX compliance while reducing corporate liability. Accounting firms and bank examiners have recently advocated that lenders begin obtaining third party valuation of their servicing assets to support the fair value measurements, particularly when limited market participant data is available. GLS offers a solution to this situation called e-MTM®.

A Needs Based Solution
 - Market price cannot be easily determined due to lack of transparency in an illiquid market.
 - Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance requires process standardization valuation controls.
 - Prior to GLS, managers were forced to value their own portfolios due to lack of third-party
   pricing services.
 - Automated, independent, third-party valuation facilitates SOX compliance & reduces
   corporate liability.

GLS Capabilities
 - The principals of GLS have a combined 60 years of trading & research experience,
   25 of which are in the SBA industry.
 - GLS has up-to-date pricing and prepayment data, allowing for accurate
    valuation based on current market conditions and real market observations.
 - Realizing the need for reliable & objective third-party pricing services, we invested years
   developing valuation models that have been time-tested and successfully defended
   during our tenure in the industry.

Cash Flow Modeling and Discounting
 - Properly estimating monthly cash flows for each SBA instrument is vital to the proper
   valuation 
   of SBA pools, loans, IOs or servicing rights.
 - Using our proprietary models and up-to-date prepayment data, GLS builds monthly
   prepayment vectors broken down into six different maturity categories.
 - The resulting CPR curve provides the most accurate cash flow estimation available within
   the industry.
 - GLS tracks current market conditions, as well as other market variables, in order to
   derive  risk spread curves used in calculating discount rates.
- Each calculated monthly cash flow for each asset being valued is then discounted using
   these proprietary interest rate curves.