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The enterprise value to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EV/EBITDA) ratio is a valuation metric that compares a company's enterprise value to its EBITDA. The EV/EBITDA ratio is used to determine a company's value relative to its ability to generate cash flow. A higher EV/EBITDA ratio indicates that a company is more expensive than a company with a lower EV/EBITDA ratio.

The EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated by dividing a company's enterprise value by its EBITDA. Enterprise value is a measure of a company's total value, and is calculated by adding a company's market capitalization (the value of its outstanding shares) to its debt and subtracting its cash and cash equivalents. EBITDA is a measure of a company's profitability, and is calculated by taking a company's net income and adding back interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.

The EV/EBITDA ratio is often used to compare companies in the same industry. A company with a high EV/EBITDA ratio may be considered to be more expensive than a company with a lower EV/EBITDA ratio. However, it is important to note that the EV/EBITDA ratio is only one metric that should be used to evaluate a company. Other factors, such as a company's growth prospects and financial strength, should also be considered.

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