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JC Penney Co Inc (NYSE:JCP)
EV-to-EBITDA
6.57 (As of Today)

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, JC Penney Co Inc's enterprise value is $5,699 Mil. JC Penney Co Inc's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2017 was $868 Mil. Therefore, JC Penney Co Inc's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is 6.57.

JCP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -202   Max: 81.6
Current: 6.57

-202
81.6

During the past 13 years, the highest EV/EBITDA Ratio of JC Penney Co Inc was 81.60. The lowest was -202.00. And the median was 6.50.

JCP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
82% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.23 vs. JCP: 6.57 )

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, JC Penney Co Inc's stock price is $4.73. JC Penney Co Inc's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2017 was $-0.36. Therefore, JC Penney Co 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

JC Penney Co Inc's EV/EBITDA for today is calculated as:

EV/EBITDA=Enterprise Value (Today)/Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization (TTM)
=5698.770/868
=6.57

JC Penney Co Inc's current Enterprise Value is $5,699 Mil.
JC Penney Co Inc's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2017 was 229 (Jul. 2016 ) + 172 (Oct. 2016 ) + 427 (Jan. 2017 ) + 40 (Apr. 2017 ) = $868 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.

JC Penney Co Inc's P/E Ratio for today is calculated as:

P/E Ratio=Share Price (Today)/Earnings Per Share (TTM)
=4.73/-0.357
=

JC Penney Co Inc's share price for today is $4.73.
JC Penney Co Inc's Earnings Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2017 was -0.18 (Jul. 2016 ) + -0.22 (Oct. 2016 ) + 0.623 (Jan. 2017 ) + -0.58 (Apr. 2017 ) = $-0.36.

* 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.

JC Penney Co Inc Annual Data

Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16Jan17
ev2ebitda 5.103.045.396.1120.48-8.49-9.1916.5011.635.98

JC Penney Co Inc Quarterly Data

Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17Apr17
ev2ebitda 16.5011.8510.8911.2611.6312.0510.6910.145.986.80
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