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  • Stocks Resources Map of the Market Market Movers Track Your Portfolio EV/ebitda, in other words, shows how a company's takeover price compares with its earnings potential.

    3 Stocks Sitting At Takeover Prices

  • "Despite these inflationary pressures, higher volumes and focus on high-end motorcycles enabled the company to declare for the first quarter an operating ebitda margin of 19.1%," the company said.

    Bajaj Auto Shelves Plan to Make Minicar for Renault, Nissan

  • AT&T's own stock currently looks to be trading below six times 2010 ebitda.

    AT&T Sprints Ahead with T-Mobile

  • In recent months, the company told lenders it had $118 million of annual adjusted ebitda, said people familiar with the matter.

    Near Default, Quiznos Taps Advisers

  • Telvent posted a net profit of €48.5 million in 2010 and an ebitda of €110 million.

    Schneider Bids for Software Firm

  • Stocks Resources Map of the Market Market Movers Portfolio For example, the companies below all have low "EV/ebitda" ratios.

    3 Stocks Sitting At Takeover Prices

  • Novartis's acquisition of Alcon at 18 times ebitda, a huge premium to the 11 times ebitda valuation of its closest peer, is a reminder that firms with firepower may be less than cautious with their cash.

    Big Pharma's Pressure to Bulk Up

  • Polish media mogul Zygmunt Solorz-Zak will pay £4 billion, or 6.4 times Polkomtel's 2010 ebitda—or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization—to acquire it from five stakeholders, a chunky premium to the 5.5-5.7 times on which European mobile businesses trade.

    Vodafone's Messy Clean-Up

  • Meanwhile, its larger emerging-market presence should generate faster earnings growth than peers in coming years, while at 4.8 times Morgan Stanley 's forecast 2013 ebitda, its shares trade at only a modest premium.

    Vodafone's Messy Clean-Up

  • Past deals, whether in 1998, 2003 or during the boom, have consistently been struck between 14-16 times ebitda.



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  • Earnings Bereft of Information, Transparency, Decency and Attribution.

    May 28, 2010

  • Otherwise known as EBBS: Earnings Before Bad Stuff.

    October 26, 2007

  • "EBITDA is an acronym for Earnings Before Interest Taxes Depreciation and Amortization. It is a widely used measure of financial performance that is intended as a measure of the cash generated by the operations of a business."

    - Emerging Enterprise Center

    October 26, 2007