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Discovery Communications Inc (NAS:DISCK)
EV-to-EBITDA
7.95 (As of Today)

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, Discovery Communications Inc's enterprise value is $18,661 Mil. Discovery Communications Inc's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $2,346 Mil. Therefore, Discovery Communications Inc's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is 7.95.

DISCK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -158.4   Max: 139.3
Current: 7.95

-158.4
139.3

During the past 13 years, the highest EV/EBITDA Ratio of Discovery Communications Inc was 139.30. The lowest was -158.40. And the median was 11.80.

DISCK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
67% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.76 vs. DISCK: 7.95 )

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, Discovery Communications Inc's stock price is $27.98. Discovery Communications Inc's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $1.96. Therefore, Discovery Communications Inc's P/E Ratio for today is 14.28.

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


Definition

Discovery Communications Inc's EV/EBITDA for today is calculated as:

EV/EBITDA=Enterprise Value (Today)/Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization (TTM)
=18661.300/2346
=7.95

Discovery Communications Inc's current Enterprise Value is $18,661 Mil.
Discovery Communications Inc's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 544 (Mar. 2016 ) + 681 (Jun. 2016 ) + 492 (Sep. 2016 ) + 629 (Dec. 2016 ) = $2,346 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.

Discovery Communications Inc's P/E Ratio for today is calculated as:

P/E Ratio=Share Price (Today)/Earnings Per Share (TTM)
=27.98/1.96
=14.28

Discovery Communications Inc's share price for today is $27.98.
Discovery Communications Inc's Earnings Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 0.42 (Mar. 2016 ) + 0.66 (Jun. 2016 ) + 0.36 (Sep. 2016 ) + 0.52 (Dec. 2016 ) = $1.96.

* 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.

Discovery Communications Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
ev2ebitda 117.069.608.399.455.1710.6112.009.118.347.81

Discovery Communications Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
ev2ebitda 9.489.118.449.378.058.348.757.748.257.81
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