XL Capital - Comparative Multiple Analysis

XL Capital (Comparative Multiple Analysis)


Notes on the Comparative Multiple Analysis of XL Capital

WikiWealth compares XL Capital'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 XL Capital's comparative analysis.

Notes from the analysis:

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

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

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

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