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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NAS:ALXN)
EV-to-EBITDA
29.64 (As of Today)

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's enterprise value is $31,689 Mil. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $1,069 Mil. Therefore, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is 29.64.

ALXN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -145   Max: 258.3
Current: 29.62

-145
258.3

During the past 13 years, the highest EV/EBITDA Ratio of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc was 258.30. The lowest was -145.00. And the median was 41.90.

ALXN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
69% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. ALXN: 29.62 )

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, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's stock price is $132.20. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $1.75. Therefore, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's P/E Ratio for today is 75.54.

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


Definition

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's EV/EBITDA for today is calculated as:

EV/EBITDA=Enterprise Value (Today)/Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization (TTM)
=31688.940/1069
=29.64

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's current Enterprise Value is $31,689 Mil.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 264.271 (Mar. 2016 ) + 291.554 (Jun. 2016 ) + 283.601 (Sep. 2016 ) + 229.574 (Dec. 2016 ) = $1,069 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's P/E Ratio for today is calculated as:

P/E Ratio=Share Price (Today)/Earnings Per Share (TTM)
=132.20/1.75
=75.54

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's share price for today is $132.20.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's Earnings Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 0.41 (Mar. 2016 ) + 0.51 (Jun. 2016 ) + 0.42 (Sep. 2016 ) + 0.41 (Dec. 2016 ) = $1.75.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
ev2ebitda -34.1863.1943.3642.3851.2940.6044.3638.0063.4327.85

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
ev2ebitda 37.0038.0040.1454.8950.3563.4339.2029.6228.7027.85
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