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Layne Christensen Company (NAS:LAYN)
EV/EBITDA
-13.23 (As of Today)

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, Layne Christensen Company's enterprise value is $442 Mil. Layne Christensen Company's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2013 was $-34 Mil. Therefore, Layne Christensen Company's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is -13.23.

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, Layne Christensen Company's stock price is $17.87. Layne Christensen Company's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2013 was $-7.10. Therefore, Layne Christensen Company's P/E Ratio for today is 0.00.

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


Definition

Layne Christensen Company's EV/EBITDA for today is calculated as:

EV/EBITDA=Enterprise Value (Today)/Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization (TTM)
=442.095/-34.125
=

Layne Christensen Company's current Enterprise Value is $442 Mil.
Layne Christensen Company's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2013 was -17.277 (Jan. 2013 ) + -1.728 (Apr. 2013 ) + -12.837 (Jul. 2013 ) + -2.283 (Oct. 2013 ) = $-34 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.

Layne Christensen Company's P/E Ratio for today is calculated as:

P/E Ratio=Share Price (Today)/Earnings Per Share (TTM)
=17.87/-7.104
=

Layne Christensen Company's share price for today is $17.87.
Layne Christensen Company's Earnings Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2013 was -1.274 (Jan. 2013 ) + -1.22 (Apr. 2013 ) + -3.81 (Jul. 2013 ) + -0.8 (Oct. 2013 ) = $-7.10.

* 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.

Layne Christensen Company Annual Data

Jan04Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13
ev2ebitda 8.397.5810.667.515.802.766.545.5420.3210.53

Layne Christensen Company Quarterly Data

Jul11Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13
ev2ebitda 4.693.9920.3250.230.000.0010.5319.000.000.00
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