Value Investing

Valuation Metrics – Lesson 4: The Acquirer’s Multiple

Valuation Metrics

What happens if you get scared half to death twice? –S. Wright

We were unable to discover any ‘magic’ qualities associated with stocks selling below liquidation value. — Joel Greenblatt (How the Small Investor Can Beat the Market)

Enterprise Multiple = Earnings before interest, taxes, and depreciation & amortization, (“EBITDA”) divided by Enterprise Value (“EV”).

We need to understand the use of EBITDA, Why we must use EV, and the requirement to use pre-tax owner’s earnings or EBITDA – maintenance capex (“MCX”).

Placing EBITDA into Perspective (from the prior post) Suggested reading

EV The Price of a Business Understanding and calculating EV. Suggested reading

Beginning lesson on Enterprise Value for beginners (Video, Khan Academy)

Pop Quiz: Why do you include minority interests with EV?

Why you use Enterprise Value (Review)

Minority Interests (Review)

Chapter 9 EV Multiples Only if you dare. Heavy reading. Voluntary.

Let’s tackle really grasping the use of EV, EBITDA, and EBITDA – MCX

 

Good luck.

Valuation Metrics
Valuation Metrics