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EV/EBITDA is a ratio that looks at a company’s Enterprise Value (EV) and compares it to its Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation & Amortization (EBITDA). This ratio is one of the most common metrics for valuation when comparing the relative value of different businesses.
The ratio of EV/EBITDA is used to compare the entire value of a business with the amount of EBITDA it earns on an annual basis. This ratio tells investors how many times EBITDA they have to pay, were they to acquire the entire business.
The most common uses of EV/EBITDA are:
To determine what multiple a company is currently trading at
To compare the valuation of multiple companies
To calculate the terminal value in a Discounted Cash Flow DCF model
In negotiations for the acquisition of a private business
In calculating a target price for a company in an equity research report
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