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NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG)
EV-to-EBITDA
18.74 (As of Today)

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, NRG Energy Inc's enterprise value is $25,729 Mil. NRG Energy Inc's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $1,373 Mil. Therefore, NRG Energy Inc's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is 18.74.

NRG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12   Max: 19
Current: 18.74

-12
19

During the past 13 years, the highest EV/EBITDA Ratio of NRG Energy Inc was 19.00. The lowest was -12.00. And the median was 8.70.

NRG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
79% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.79 vs. NRG: 18.74 )

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, NRG Energy Inc's stock price is $17.39. NRG Energy Inc's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $-2.99. Therefore, NRG Energy 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

NRG Energy Inc's EV/EBITDA for today is calculated as:

EV/EBITDA=Enterprise Value (Today)/Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization (TTM)
=25728.680/1373
=18.74

NRG Energy Inc's current Enterprise Value is $25,729 Mil.
NRG Energy Inc's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was 337 (Jun. 2016 ) + 1150 (Sep. 2016 ) + -498 (Dec. 2016 ) + 384 (Mar. 2017 ) = $1,373 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.

NRG Energy Inc's P/E Ratio for today is calculated as:

P/E Ratio=Share Price (Today)/Earnings Per Share (TTM)
=17.39/-2.99
=

NRG Energy Inc's share price for today is $17.39.
NRG Energy Inc's Earnings Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was -0.61 (Jun. 2016 ) + 1.27 (Sep. 2016 ) + -3.13 (Dec. 2016 ) + -0.52 (Mar. 2017 ) = $-2.99.

* 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.

NRG Energy Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
ev2ebitda 7.722.693.634.7311.4012.0315.3210.05-10.6713.89

NRG Energy Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
ev2ebitda 10.059.909.228.46-10.67-11.56-10.48-10.8813.8919.04
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