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A Company’s Enterprise Value (EV) calculates the market value of Total Capital employed. Total Net Debt is added to Market Capitalisation, as quoted on the Stock Market.

The concept of a Company’s Enterprise Value (EV) does not distinguish between Debt and Equity. EV looks at the Total Market Value of Capital employed, in productive assets. The Company’s Market Cap is added to Debt, assets. Such cash and cash equivalents are non-productive assets and deducted to have a Net Debt figure. EV could answer the question, “how much capital would be required to run this company” or possibly “how much would it cost to Buy this company”. Then the objective would be to determine the most cost-efficient capital structure, the cost of capital via the WACC calculation. Enterprise Value, can substitute for Stock Price as the numerator for a series of EV ratios including EV to Sales, EV to EBITDA, EV to Net Earnings and used to measure a Company’s operating performance.



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