Wednesday, March 11, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
1:00 – 2:00 pm (Central Time)
12:00 – 1:00 pm (Mountain Time)
11:00 – 12:00 pm (Pacific Time)
EBITDA (Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) is a popular measure of cash flow, but it is not accurate, and bankers and investors who rely on it as a reliable indicator of repayment ability will be deeply disappointed.
This financial webinar will explain why EBITDA does not measure cash flow and what more accurate measures are available.
EBITDA is a popular measure of cash flow, but it is not accurate, and bankers and investors who rely on it as a reliable indicator of repayment ability will be deeply disappointed. The financial webinar includes several examples and a case study to illustrate why EBITDA is flawed and how to apply better cash flow tools.
Specific topics to be covered include:
- Definition of EBITDA
- Origins of EBITDA—its relationship to traditional cash flow (TCF)
- Problems with EBITDA
- Alternatives to EBITDA—Operating Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow
- Case Study
A frequent speaker, instructor, advisor and writer on credit risk and commercial banking topics and issues, Martin J. "Dev" Strischek is principal of Devon Risk Advisory Group based near Atlanta, Georgia. Dev advises, trains, and develops for financial organizations risk management solutions and recommendations on a range of issues and topics, e.g., credit risk management, credit culture, credit policy, credit and lending training, etc. Dev is the former SVP and senior credit policy officer at SunTrust Bank, Atlanta. He was responsible for developing, implementing, and administering credit policies for SunTrust’s wholesale lines of business--commercial, commercial real estate, corporate investment banking, capital markets, business banking and private wealth management. Prior to SunTrust, Mr. Strischek was chief credit officer for Barnett Bank’s Palm Beach market. Dev is also a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB’s) Private Company Council (PCC).
1.0 CPE Credits & 1.2 AAP Credits