Unlocking Value – Quality of Earnings Reports

Sep 21, 2020 | News, Past, Webinars

Progressive Thinking Webinar Series

Unlocking Value – Quality of Earnings Reports

Strategic Considerations for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Watch this event to understand the most significant financial tool for evaluating proposed transactions or financings – Quality of Earnings (QoE) Reports. This is a great opportunity for business owners, CFOs, controllers, or other similar financial executives. Learn from panelists who have first-hand experience working on transactions and know the value of this tool. Hear how strategic parties and financial sources evaluate cash flow and performance, and how business owners optimally position themselves to attract and command the most lucrative buyout offers, while demystifying the financial diligence issues involved.

The Event:

  • Outlines the advantages of conducting a Quality of Earnings (“QofE”) Analysis.
  • Evaluates the appropriateness of QofE Analysis adjustments.
  • Discusses the pandemic’s effect on transactions.
  • Instills proper readiness, both inside and outside of QofE Analysis.

Participants Walk Away With:

  • The benefits of conducting a QofE Analysis.
  • An overview of how the pandemic has changed the way businesses sell.
  • Best practices that can be applied throughout their organization.
  • Tips on how to develop an optimal buyout.

Who Should Watch?

  • Business Owners
  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Financial Executives



Alya H. Hidayatallah became Chief Financial Officer of Aly Energy Services in January 2013. Previously, from 2005 through 2012, she served as Director of Planning and Budgeting at Allis-Chalmers, which was acquired in 2011 and subsequently named Archer. From 2000 until 2004, Ms. Hidayatallah was an investment banker in the Financial Restructuring Group of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin. Ms. Hidayatallah graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1997.



Ben Stanton came to GulfStar Group in 2012 from PwC where he worked as a senior associate in the private client service assurance and due diligence practices. While at PwC, Ben performed financial due diligence for corporate and private equity-backed acquisitions of public carve-outs and privately held clients. His audit experience focused on privately held and small cap public clients. Ben earned a Master of Science degree with a concentration in finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in accounting from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Ben is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas.


Michael K. Landers, CPA, is a partner at ABIP, P.C. with 20 years of experience serving primarily privately held businesses either as an advisor for 16 years or as a member of the C-suite for 4 years. Michael has extensive experience in many areas including financial & operational reporting and analyses, SEC reporting, GAAP compliance, internal controls, strategic financial planning, and M&A. Michael graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.


Session Moderated By:

Jack Selman represents small and medium size business in their sale and capital raising needs. He has over thirty years of experience representing a variety of clients, including those in the manufacturing, oilfield, banking, service, healthcare, advertising and technology industries. He is the founder and president of the law firm of Selman Munson & Lerner. Mr. Selman holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Jack also attended the University of Texas for his undergraduate work, where he received a Bachelors of Science.