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Enterprise Value (EV)

See Also:
EBITDA Definition
EBITDA Valuation
Adjusted Present Value (APV) Method of Valuation
Company Valuation Introduction
Valuation Methods

Enterprise Value (EV) Definition

Enterprise Value is simply the total market value of the firm which includes the value of all equity holders as well as debt holders. The EV method is often considered a better measurement for Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity than most other valuations.

Enterprise Value (EV) Meaning

The enterprise value is a great measure for the total value of a firm and is often a great starting point for negotiations for a business. This is because the EV takes into account the debt holders which should be part of an acquisition price as the acquiring firm will be purchasing the amount of debt as well as equity. The valuation often takes place by using the formula below or by finding the EBITDA of the target and discounting it back at the WACC. The value is then derived by using some multiple or a perpetuity method may be better if a long term growth rate can be determined for the company.

Enterprise Value (EV) Formula

The EV formula is as follows:

EV = Common and Preferred Equity at MV + All Debt Obligations + Non-Controlling InterestCash

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Company Valuation Introduction

See Also:
Cost of Capital
Capital Asset Pricing Model
Common Stock
Cash Flow After Tax
Discount Rate
Why Valuation Matters
Valuation Methods
Liquidation Valuation

Company Valuation Introduction

How do you value a company and its equity? How do you calculate a company’s fair value? Have you overvalued or undervalued your company? As we dive into our company valuation introduction, we are going to look at the following are the three approaches to valuation:

DCF Approach

The most fundamental approach is DCF approach, which extends the present value principles to analyze projects to value a company. The following four factors determine the value of a company:

Market Valuation Multiples

Market valuation multiples which include the following:

Comparable Transactions

Comparable transactions approach of valuing a company involves using a price multiple to evaluate whether an asset is relatively fairly valued, or undervalued, or overvalued when looked at the comparable transactions that have taken place in the industry and compared to a benchmark value of the multiple.

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