What is EBITDA?

What is EBITDA?

cfo podcast Jan 04, 2023

EBITDA is something you may have heard in the finance world. But what is it? And what does it tell you?

EBITDA stands for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. When you take your earnings and add back in interest expense, taxes, depreciation, and amortization you'll get your EBITDA.

For many of you this number may be the same as your net profit (earnings) because you don't have interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization to pay but if your EBITDA is different than net income, it's important to know.

 What you'll hear in this episode: 

[1:23] What is EBITDA?

[2:32] What are depreciation and amortization?

[7:46] Why a tax return is designed to show the worst performance of a business.


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