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Why does my multiple on Valutico differ from other databases?
Why does my multiple on Valutico differ from other databases?

Comparables, multiples, peers, or transactions - different from CAP IQ, CAPIQ, Yahoo Finance, Pitchbook, BVR, or other databases

Updated over a week ago

As one of our major data providers is S&P CapitalIQ, it might be unexpected to see different multiples on Valutico compared to the CapitalIQ Platform. For example, let's say you are using Amazon as one of your Peers. On inspection, Amazon’s 2020 EV/EBITDA is 29.9x on Valutico, and the EV/EBITDA on CapitalIQ is 34.2x.

So - how does Valutico calculate 2020 EV/EBITDA and how is the calculation different from the EV/EBITDA figure produced by CapitalIQ?

First, you can view the details of our multiple calculations (and others) on the Peer details screen.

When you're on the Peers Tab, click the three dots to the left of the Peer name you want to see the details for, and click "Financials" and we'll open up a tab that shows where we get our data from for the peer, and take you through our calculations - from Market Cap to EV/EBITDA, to Debt Ratio (DC), and more.

For more details on the Beta, click "Beta." You can see how we find the beta over a 5-year (monthly) period.

The most common differences to other financial databases result from different items included in the net debt bridge. We currently include investments in the Cash position of the Net-debt bridge. If you feel the calculations you see on the Ev-Eqv Tab of the Peers Screen are displaying incorrect data, you can add new positions or overwrite the old ones.

The other common difference comes due to our use of calendarerized December/year-end financials to calculate the multiples (vs fiscal year). So in cases where an alternative data provider is showing LTM calculations, you may see differing figures.

If you have further questions about our data or calculations or find a difference you don't understand, please reach out to us at any time.

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