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Value Line (Value Line) EBITDA per Share : $1.25 (TTM As of Jan. 2024)


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What is Value Line EBITDA per Share?

Value Line's EBITDA per Share for the three months ended in Jan. 2024 was $0.28. Its EBITDA per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2024 was $1.25.

During the past 3 years, the average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate was 11.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate was 27.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate was 10.90% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the EBITDA per Share growth rate using EBITDA per Share data.

The historical rank and industry rank for Value Line's EBITDA per Share or its related term are showing as below:

VALU' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.8   Med: 0.9   Max: 34.2
Current: 11.8

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate of Value Line was 34.20% per year. The lowest was -37.80% per year. And the median was 0.90% per year.

VALU's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked better than
50.4% of 502 companies
in the Capital Markets industry
Industry Median: 11.65 vs VALU: 11.80

Value Line's EBITDA for the three months ended in Jan. 2024 was $2.60 Mil.

During the past 3 years, the average EBITDA Growth Rate was 11.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EBITDA Growth Rate was 27.10% per year. During the past 10 years, the average EBITDA Growth Rate was 10.50% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the EBITDA Growth Rate using EBITDA data.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average EBITDA Growth Rate of Value Line was 33.70% per year. The lowest was -37.90% per year. And the median was 1.10% per year.


Value Line EBITDA per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for Value Line's EBITDA per Share can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Value Line EBITDA per Share Chart

Value Line Annual Data
Trend Apr14 Apr15 Apr16 Apr17 Apr18 Apr19 Apr20 Apr21 Apr22 Apr23
EBITDA per Share
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.60 0.97 0.92 1.27 1.36

Value Line Quarterly Data
Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22 Jul22 Oct22 Jan23 Apr23 Jul23 Oct23 Jan24
EBITDA per Share Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.35 0.33 0.33 0.32 0.28

Value Line EBITDA per Share Calculation

EBITDA per Share is the amount of Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA) per outstanding share of the company's stock.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA) is what the company earns before it expenses interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

Value Line's EBITDA per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Apr. 2023 is calculated as

EBITDA per Share(A: Apr. 2023 )
=EBITDA/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=12.819/9.459
=1.36

Value Line's EBITDA per Share for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2024 is calculated as

EBITDA per Share(Q: Jan. 2024 )
=EBITDA/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=2.595/9.427
=0.28

EBITDA per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2024 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $1.25

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Value Line  (NAS:VALU) EBITDA per Share Explanation

EBITDA is a cash flow measure that ignores changes in working capital. EBITDA minus Depreciation, and Amortization (DA) equals EBIT. EBIT is profit before interest and taxes. Of course, Interest and taxes need to be paid.

While depreciation and amortization expenses do not need to be paid in cash, assets - especially tangible assets - do need to be replaced over time. EBITDA is not a measure of profit in any sense. EBITDA is a measure of cash generation by a business where the uses of that cash may be more or less discretionary depending on the nature of the business.

The EBITDA of a TV station is largely discretionary. Owners may use much of the EBITDA generated by a TV station as they see fit. The EBITDA of a railroad is largely non-discretionary. Owners must use much of the EBITDA generated by a railroad to replace the physical assets of the railroad or the business will literally fall apart over time.

EBITDA can be thought of as the cash a business generates that is available to:

Add more inventory
Add more receivables
Replace property, plant, and equipment
Add more property, plant, and equipment
Pay interest
Pay taxes
And finally: pay owners

EBITDA is widely used in financial analysis because Depreciation and Amortization are not present day cash expenses. Depreciation and amortization are the spreading out of the costs of assets over the time in which those assets provide benefits. Today's depreciation and amortization expenses relate to assets bought in the past. The assets being expensed may or may not need to be replaced in the future. And the cost to replace the assets may be more or less than it was in the past. For this reason, the depreciation and amortization expenses a company records in the present year may have no relationship to the actual cash costs needed to maintain its assets in future years.

A company's depreciation expense depends on both its expectations about the assets it owns and its choice of accounting methods. Two companies owning identical assets may have different depreciation expenses because they have different expectations about the useful lives of those assets and because they make different accounting choices.

Analysts use EBITDA to remove this element of personal choice from a company's accounting statements. The use of EBITDA is an attempt to make the results of different companies more comparable and uniform.


Be Aware

Although depreciation is not a cash cost, it is a real business cost because the company has to pay for the fixed assets when they purchase them. Both Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger hate the idea of EBITDA because in this calculation, depreciation is not counted as an expense.

EBITDA over Revenue is a good metric for comparing the operating efficiencies between companies because EBITDA is less vulnerable to companies' accounting choices. For this reason, EBITDA is used in ranking the Predictability of Companies.


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Value Line (Value Line) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
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Address
551 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY, USA, 10176-0001
Value Line Inc is a U.S based company. It produces investment periodicals based on underlying research and making available copyright data, including ranking system and other information, to third parties under written agreements for use in third-party managed and marketed investment products and for other purposes. The company markets under well-known brands including Value Line, the Value Line logo, The Value Line Investment Survey, Smart Research, Smarter Investing and The Most Trusted Name in Investment Research. Its only operating segment being Publishing.
Executives
Glenn J. Muenzer director 357 HARVARD COURT, EAST MEADOW NY 11554
Alfred R Fiore director 1 ANGORA ROAD, WESTPORT CT 06880
Howard A Brecher director, officer: Acting Chairman and Acting CEO VALUE LINE 220 E 42ND ST, SUITE 600, NEW YORK NY 10017
Stephen Anastasio officer: Chief Financial Officer 220 E 42ND STREET, NEW YORK NY 10017
William Edward Reed director 12 KNORR STREET, NORWALK CT 06854
Mary Bernstein director 220 E 42ND STREET, NEW YORK NY 10017
Stephen P Davis director 57 EAST 95TH STREET, NEW YORK NY 10128
Thomas Sarkany director, officer: Secretary 220 EAST 42ND STREET, 6TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY 10017
Robert M. Perkins, director 220 EAST 42ND STREET, 6TH FLOOR, NEW YORK CITY NY 10017
Ruth O. Legon, director 220 EAST 42ND STREET, 6TH FLOOR, NEW YORK CITY NY 10017
Arnold Bernhard & Co Inc 10 percent owner 220 EAST 42ND STREET 6TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY 10017
Janet Eakman director 220 E 42ND STREET, NEW YORK NY 10017
Mitchell Eric Appel officer: CFO VALUE LINE INC, 220 EAST 42ND STREET 6TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY 10017
Edward J Shanahan director 220 EAST 42 STREET, NEW YORK NY 10017
Marianne B Asher director

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