This ratio is the opposite of EBITDA/EV and was added to the screener to solve an important flaw. When sorting companies based on EBITDA/EV, companies with a small enterprise value and positive EBITDA will show up at the top of the list, but as soon as the EV becomes negative, the stock will drop to the bottom. Similarly, stocks with a negative EBITDA and EV are likely to feature at the top of the list.
To prevent this behaviour, we created the EV/EBITDA ratio. Stocks with a negative EBITDA get a blank score, and by sorting stocks ascending, stocks, where the EV becomes negative, don't get sent to the bottom of the list.
We calculate the EV/EBITDA as follows:
Stocks with an EBITDA <= 0 automatically get a blank score.
EV/EBITDA interpretation: What number are we looking for? A low value is good, a high value is bad.