Blue Coat - Comparative Multiple Analysis

Blue Coat (Comparative Multiple Analysis)

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Notes on the Comparative Multiple Analysis of Blue Coat

WikiWealth compares Blue Coat's revenue, EBITDA, and EBIT multiples to their peers in order to determine the appropriate fair valuation. Click in the top right corner to experiment with Blue Coat's comparative analysis.

Notes from the analysis:

1. WikiWealth uses quantitative measures to determine the multiple range for Blue Coat.
2. Free cash flow to the firm (FCF) multiple is free cash flow to equity holders plus interest owed to Blue Coat's debt holders.
3. Multiples incorporate benefits due to economies of scale; WikiWealth compares absolute enterprise value multiples to competitor's multiples.
4. WikiWealth excludes outliers when calculating individual company multiples.

Helpful Information for Blue Coat's Analysis


How does this work? The Comparative Investment Analysis determines the value of Blue Coat by comparing Blue Coat financial ratios, prices, growth rates, margins, etc. to those of relevant peer groups.

Value Investing Importance? This method is widely used by investment professionals to determine the correct price of investments, especially initial public offerings (IPOs). It is one element of WikiWealth's three Wall Street approaches used to determine the correct fair value of Blue Coat.

See the Blue Coat cash flow (DCF) analysis for a completely different approach that's popular on Wall Street for determining the value of an investment in Blue Coat.

Also, see the Blue Coat's buffett intrinsic valuation analysis for WikiWealth's attempt to replicate the investing formula's used by Warren Buffett and Blue Coat's valuation conclusion for a quick summary.