What is Enterprise Value (EV)?

Enterprise value (EV), a.k.a total enterprise value (TEV) or firm value (FV), is a metric to reflect the market value of a business and is often used as a more comprehensive alternative to EMC (equity market capitalization). It is a sum of claims by all claimants: creditors (secured and unsecured) and shareholders (preferred and common). Enterprise value is one of the fundamental metrics used in business valuation, financial analysis, accounting, portfolio analysis, and risk analysis.

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