Intuitive Surgical - Comparative Multiple Analysis

Intuitive Surgical (Comparative Multiple Analysis)


Notes on the Comparative Multiple Analysis of Intuitive Surgical

WikiWealth compares Intuitive Surgical'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 Intuitive Surgical's comparative analysis.

Notes from the analysis:

1. WikiWealth uses quantitative measures to determine the multiple range for Intuitive Surgical.
2. Free cash flow to the firm (FCF) multiple is free cash flow to equity holders plus interest owed to Intuitive Surgical'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 Intuitive Surgical's Analysis

How does this work? The Comparative Investment Analysis determines the value of Intuitive Surgical by comparing Intuitive Surgical 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 Intuitive Surgical.

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

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