### Harmonic Average

DefinitionIn mathematics, the harmonic mean is one of several kinds of average, and in particular one of the Pythagorean means. Typically, it is appropriate for situations when the average o

### Value Trap

Value Trap What is a 'Value Trap' A value trap is a stock that appears to be cheap because the stock has been trading at low multiples of earnings, cash flow or book value for an extended

### Valuation Period

Valuation Period What is 'Valuation Period' The time between the end of the business day of the first business day and the end of the business day of the second business day. The valuation

### Earnings Multiplier

Earnings Multiplier What is the 'Earnings Multiplier' The earnings multiplier is an adjustment made to a company's P/E ratio that takes into account current interest rates. The earnings mu

### Enterprise Value

DefinitionEnterprise value, total enterprise value, or firm value is an economic measure reflecting the market value of a business. It is a sum of claims by all claimants: creditors and shar

### EBITA

EBITA What is 'EBITA' EBITA is an acronym for earnings before interest, taxes and amortization. To calculate a company's EBITA, start with its earnings before tax (EBT), which can be fou

### Valuation Analysis

Valuation Analysis What is a 'Valuation Analysis' A form of fundamental analysis that looks to compare the valuation of one security to another, to a group of securities or within its own