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American Capital Ltd (NAS:ACAS)
EV/EBITDA
9.08 (As of Today)

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, American Capital Ltd's enterprise value is $5,048.7 Mil. American Capital Ltd's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $556.0 Mil. Therefore, American Capital Ltd's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is 9.08.

EV/EBITDA (Enterprise value/EBITDA) is a valuation multiple used in finance and investment to measure the value of a company. This important multiple is often used in conjunction with, or as an alternative to, the P/E Ratio to determine the fair market value of a company.

As of today, American Capital Ltd's stock price is $15.07. American Capital Ltd's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $1.56. Therefore, American Capital Ltd's P/E Ratio for today is 9.69.

The "classic" EV/EBITDA ratio is much better in capturing debt and net cash than the P/E Ratio.


Definition

American Capital Ltd's EV/EBITDA for today is calculated as:

EV/EBITDA=Enterprise Value (Today)/Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization (TTM)
=5048.662/556
=9.08

American Capital Ltd's current Enterprise Value is $5,048.7 Mil.
American Capital Ltd's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 95 (Mar. 2014 ) + 238 (Jun. 2014 ) + 143 (Sep. 2014 ) + 80 (Dec. 2014 ) = $556.0 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

EV/EBITDA (Enterprise value/EBITDA) is a valuation multiple used in finance and investment to measure the value of a company. This important multiple is often used in conjunction with, or as an alternative to, the P/E Ratio to determine the fair market value of a company.

American Capital Ltd's P/E Ratio for today is calculated as:

P/E Ratio=Share Price (Today)/Earnings Per Share (TTM)
=15.07/1.555
=9.69

American Capital Ltd's share price for today is $15.07.
American Capital Ltd's Earnings Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 0.25 (Mar. 2014 ) + 0.76 (Jun. 2014 ) + 0.41 (Sep. 2014 ) + 0.135 (Dec. 2014 ) = $1.56.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Study has found that the companies with the lowest EV/EBITDA outperforms companies measured as cheap by other ratios such as P/E Ratio.

Please read Which price ratio outperforms the enterprise multiple?


Related Terms

Enterprise Value, Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization, P/E Ratio


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

American Capital Ltd Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
ev2ebitda 14.6416.627.07-1.72-41.163.855.973.4515.378.93

American Capital Ltd Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
ev2ebitda 2.693.455.014.796.2915.37224.0422.3214.598.93
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