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Harte-Hanks Inc (NYSE:HHS)
EV-to-EBITDA
-0.49 (As of Today)

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, Harte-Hanks Inc's enterprise value is $19.7 Mil. Harte-Hanks Inc's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $-40.3 Mil. Therefore, Harte-Hanks Inc's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is -0.49.

HHS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.3   Max: 78.6
Current: -0.46

-9.3
78.6

During the past 13 years, the highest EV/EBITDA Ratio of Harte-Hanks Inc was 78.60. The lowest was -9.30. And the median was 6.70.

HHS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.75 vs. HHS: -0.46 )

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, Harte-Hanks Inc's stock price is $1.05. Harte-Hanks Inc's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $-2.13. Therefore, Harte-Hanks Inc's P/E Ratio for today is .

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


Definition

Harte-Hanks Inc's EV/EBITDA for today is calculated as:

EV/EBITDA=Enterprise Value (Today)/Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization (TTM)
=19.745/-40.253
=-0.49

Harte-Hanks Inc's current Enterprise Value is $19.7 Mil.
Harte-Hanks Inc's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was -2.821 (Mar. 2016 ) + -3.974 (Jun. 2016 ) + -1.406 (Sep. 2016 ) + -32.052 (Dec. 2016 ) = $-40.3 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.

Harte-Hanks Inc's P/E Ratio for today is calculated as:

P/E Ratio=Share Price (Today)/Earnings Per Share (TTM)
=1.05/-2.13
=

Harte-Hanks Inc's share price for today is $1.05.
Harte-Hanks Inc's Earnings Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was -0.09 (Mar. 2016 ) + -0.07 (Jun. 2016 ) + -0.05 (Sep. 2016 ) + -1.92 (Dec. 2016 ) = $-2.13.

* 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.

Harte-Hanks Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
ev2ebitda 7.034.186.698.176.75-5.937.949.05-1.49-1.17

Harte-Hanks Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
ev2ebitda 7.849.059.938.07-1.62-1.49-1.23-0.7872.57-1.17
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