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Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI)
EV/EBITDA
17.74 (As of Today)

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, Acuity Brands Inc's enterprise value is $5,389 Mil. Acuity Brands Inc's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2014 was $309 Mil. Therefore, Acuity Brands Inc's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is 17.74.

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, Acuity Brands Inc's stock price is $125.99. Acuity Brands Inc's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2014 was $3.56. Therefore, Acuity Brands Inc's P/E Ratio for today is 37.20.

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


Definition

Acuity Brands Inc's EV/EBITDA for today is calculated as:

EV/EBITDA=Enterprise Value (Today)/Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization (TTM)
=5389.245/309.1
=17.44

Acuity Brands Inc's current Enterprise Value is $5,389 Mil.
Acuity Brands Inc's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2014 was 63.5 (May. 2013 ) + 88.9 (Aug. 2013 ) + 87.5 (Nov. 2013 ) + 69.2 (Feb. 2014 ) = $309 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.

Acuity Brands Inc's P/E Ratio for today is calculated as:

P/E Ratio=Share Price (Today)/Earnings Per Share (TTM)
=125.99/3.559
=35.40

Acuity Brands Inc's share price for today is $125.99.
Acuity Brands Inc's Earnings Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2014 was 0.73 (May. 2013 ) + 1.049 (Aug. 2013 ) + 1.03 (Nov. 2013 ) + 0.75 (Feb. 2014 ) = $3.56.

* 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.

Acuity Brands Inc Annual Data

Aug04Aug05Aug06Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13
ev2ebitda 6.648.957.746.646.148.189.699.1811.0013.65

Acuity Brands Inc Quarterly Data

Nov11Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14
ev2ebitda 9.5311.589.6211.0011.8711.7813.1513.6514.680.00
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