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Quality Distribution Inc (NAS:QLTY)
EV/EBITDA
8.32 (As of Today)

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, Quality Distribution Inc's enterprise value is $642.3 Mil. Quality Distribution Inc's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $77.2 Mil. Therefore, Quality Distribution Inc's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is 8.32.

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, Quality Distribution Inc's stock price is $10.43. Quality Distribution Inc's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $0.74. Therefore, Quality Distribution Inc's P/E Ratio for today is 14.04.

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


Definition

Quality Distribution Inc's EV/EBITDA for today is calculated as:

EV/EBITDA=Enterprise Value (Today)/Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization (TTM)
=642.273/77.228
=8.32

Quality Distribution Inc's current Enterprise Value is $642.3 Mil.
Quality Distribution Inc's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 17.564 (Mar. 2014 ) + 24.767 (Jun. 2014 ) + 18.809 (Sep. 2014 ) + 16.088 (Dec. 2014 ) = $77.2 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.

Quality Distribution Inc's P/E Ratio for today is calculated as:

P/E Ratio=Share Price (Today)/Earnings Per Share (TTM)
=10.43/0.743
=14.04

Quality Distribution Inc's share price for today is $10.43.
Quality Distribution Inc's Earnings Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 0.11 (Mar. 2014 ) + 0.41 (Jun. 2014 ) + 0.13 (Sep. 2014 ) + 0.093 (Dec. 2014 ) = $0.74.

* 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.

Quality Distribution Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
ev2ebitda 2.728.0510.835.69-4.1211.208.197.78-80.468.39

Quality Distribution Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
ev2ebitda 9.147.787.4119.6819.60-80.46-35.3520.5218.058.39
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