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VIVUS Inc (NAS:VVUS)
EV-to-EBITDA
1.60 (As of Today)

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, VIVUS Inc's enterprise value is $110.8 Mil. VIVUS Inc's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $69.1 Mil. Therefore, VIVUS Inc's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is 1.60.

VVUS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.8   Max: 58.1
Current: 1.59

-36.8
58.1

During the past 13 years, the highest EV/EBITDA Ratio of VIVUS Inc was 58.10. The lowest was -36.80. And the median was -6.55.

VVUS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
88% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 18.63 vs. VVUS: 1.59 )

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, VIVUS Inc's stock price is $1.20. VIVUS Inc's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.33. Therefore, VIVUS Inc's P/E Ratio for today is 3.64.

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


Definition

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

EV/EBITDA=Enterprise Value (Today)/Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization (TTM)
=110.775/69.066
=1.60

VIVUS Inc's current Enterprise Value is $110.8 Mil.
VIVUS Inc's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was -3.386 (Jun. 2016 ) + -0.589 (Sep. 2016 ) + 65.555 (Dec. 2016 ) + 7.486 (Mar. 2017 ) = $69.1 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.

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

P/E Ratio=Share Price (Today)/Earnings Per Share (TTM)
=1.20/0.33
=3.64

VIVUS Inc's share price for today is $1.20.
VIVUS Inc's Earnings Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was -0.11 (Jun. 2016 ) + -0.09 (Sep. 2016 ) + 0.54 (Dec. 2016 ) + -0.01 (Mar. 2017 ) = $0.33.

* 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.

VIVUS Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
ev2ebitda 30.15-24.87-10.10-8.81-15.37-8.14-5.23-4.57-1.641.61

VIVUS Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
ev2ebitda -4.57-4.13-2.82-2.14-1.64-2.70-7.09-6.431.611.48
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