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 loan webinar will explain why EBITDA does not measure cash flow and what more accurate measures are available.
Description of Topic: 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 session includes several examples and a case study to illustrate why EBITDA is flawed and how to apply better cash flow tools.
Specific Areas Covered in Session:
- Definition of EBITDA
- Origins of EBITDA—its relationship to traditional cash flow (TCF)
- Problems with TCF, EBITDA, and adjusted EBITDA
- SEC crackdown on EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA
- Alternatives to EBITDA—Operating Cash Flow, Net Cash after Operation, Net Cash Income, Cash after Debt Amortization, and Free Cash Flow
- Case Study
Who Will Benefit:
Credit analysts and credit approvers, commercial bankers and their managers, chief credit officers, loan review officers, commercial underwriters