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Layne Christensen Co (NAS:LAYN)
EV-to-EBITDA
-187.37 (As of Today)

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, Layne Christensen Co's enterprise value is $281.6 Mil. Layne Christensen Co's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2017 was $-1.5 Mil. Therefore, Layne Christensen Co's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is -187.37.

During the past 13 years, the highest EV/EBITDA Ratio of Layne Christensen Co was 75.50. The lowest was -414.00. And the median was 6.50.

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, Layne Christensen Co's stock price is $8.71. Layne Christensen Co's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2017 was $-3.34. Therefore, Layne Christensen Co'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

Layne Christensen Co's EV/EBITDA for today is calculated as:

EV/EBITDA=Enterprise Value (Today)/Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization (TTM)
=281.615/-1.503
=-187.37

Layne Christensen Co's current Enterprise Value is $281.6 Mil.
Layne Christensen Co's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2017 was 5.112 (Jul. 2016 ) + 7.38 (Oct. 2016 ) + -22.598 (Jan. 2017 ) + 8.603 (Apr. 2017 ) = $-1.5 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.

Layne Christensen Co's P/E Ratio for today is calculated as:

P/E Ratio=Share Price (Today)/Earnings Per Share (TTM)
=8.71/-3.34
=

Layne Christensen Co's share price for today is $8.71.
Layne Christensen Co's Earnings Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2017 was -0.26 (Jul. 2016 ) + -0.26 (Oct. 2016 ) + -1.67 (Jan. 2017 ) + -1.15 (Apr. 2017 ) = $-3.34.

* 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.

Layne Christensen Co Annual Data

Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16Jan17
ev2ebitda 5.802.766.555.5422.7812.1525.75-152.35-359.97-48.08

Layne Christensen Co Quarterly Data

Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17Apr17
ev2ebitda -152.3515.91-121.99-30.00-359.97-54.4021.0615.35-48.08-177.30
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