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Lowe's Companies Inc (NYSE:LOW)
EV/EBITDA
10.50 (As of Today)

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, Lowe's Companies Inc's enterprise value is $63,325 Mil. Lowe's Companies Inc's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2014 was $6,033 Mil. Therefore, Lowe's Companies Inc's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is 10.50.

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, Lowe's Companies Inc's stock price is $54.12. Lowe's Companies Inc's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2014 was $2.42. Therefore, Lowe's Companies Inc's P/E Ratio for today is 22.40.

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


Definition

Lowe's Companies Inc's EV/EBITDA for today is calculated as:

EV/EBITDA=Enterprise Value (Today)/Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization (TTM)
=63325.026/6033
=10.50

Lowe's Companies Inc's current Enterprise Value is $63,325 Mil.
Lowe's Companies Inc's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2014 was 1325 (Oct. 2013 ) + 1021 (Jan. 2014 ) + 1467 (Apr. 2014 ) + 2220 (Jul. 2014 ) = $6,033 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.

Lowe's Companies Inc's P/E Ratio for today is calculated as:

P/E Ratio=Share Price (Today)/Earnings Per Share (TTM)
=54.12/2.415
=22.41

Lowe's Companies Inc's share price for today is $54.12.
Lowe's Companies Inc's Earnings Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2014 was 0.47 (Oct. 2013 ) + 0.295 (Jan. 2014 ) + 0.61 (Apr. 2014 ) + 1.04 (Jul. 2014 ) = $2.42.

* 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.

Lowe's Companies Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
ev2ebitda 10.149.068.477.215.897.337.428.169.7310.09

Lowe's Companies Inc Quarterly Data

Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14
ev2ebitda 8.867.658.529.739.519.9410.8010.099.649.52
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