Calculate the earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization using this calculator. Enter the operating profit, amortization expense, and depreciation expense.

EBITDA Formula

The EBITDA can be calculated with the following formula:

EBITDA = OP + DE + AE

  • Where OP is operating profit
  • DE is depreciation expense
  • AE is amortization expense

All of these values are unitless. This means you can use any currency and the equation still works.

EBITDA Definition

EBITDA, as explained above, is similar to EBIT but it takes into account deprecation and amortization. The purpose of EBITDA is to understand and compare the profit and earnings of companies from different locations and countries. This provides a more balanced outlook on business success.

How to calculate EBITDA

We will now look at an example of how you might calculate the EBITDA of a given company.

  1. First, we need to determine the current operating profit of that business. This is done by taking the total revenue and subtracting the total costs, which include material, labor, etc. Say we wind this company has an operating profit of $1,000,000.00.
  2. Next, we need to determine the depreciation expense. We find that this company has a depreciation expense of $5,000.00.
  3. Next, we need to determine the amortization expense. This is the expense due to interest. We find that the company has an amortization expense of $100,000.00.
  4. Finally, we plug all of these values into the equation above:
  5. EBITDA = $1,000,000.00 + $5,000.00 + $100,000.00 = $1,105,000.00

FAQ

What is EBITDA?

EBITDA, as explained above, is similar to EBIT but it takes into account deprecation and amortization.

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