Using the Ratio of Enterprise Value to EBITDA to Locate Bargains
Company
(Exchange: Ticker)
Enterprise Val to EBITDA
(X)
P/E Ratio
(X)
Enterprise Value
($ Mil)
Market Cap
($ Mil)
Historical Ann'l Growth Rate LT Debt to Equity
(%)
52-Wk Price Change
(%)
Description
Sales 3 Yr
(%)
EPS 3 Yr
(%)
Imperial Sugar Co. (M: IPSU) 1.3 4.5 85 178 3.7 75.2 0.8 (50) proc & mkts refined sugar
PeopleSupport, Inc. (M: PSPT) 2.4 40.3 92 196 46.7 35.6 0.0 (23) offshore business outsource
KSW, Inc. (M: KSW) 2.5 8.6 17 33 43.2 67.3 0.0 (23) heat, vent, & air cond sys
CSP Inc. (M: CSPI) 2.7 8.6 13 23 22.3 44.7 0.0 (35) IT solutions
Stone Energy Corp. (N: SGY) 2.8 8.3 1,903 1,978 11.4 13.7 45.2 104 oil & natural gas
KapStone Paper & Packaging (M: KPPC) 2.9 9.2 165 177 na na 20.7 1 kraft paper & linerboard
Barrett Business Services (M: BBSI) 3.2 9.4 80 135 14.0 22.2 0.0 (51) HR mgmt servs
Mediware Info. Systems (M: MEDW) 3.3 58.5 24 45 3.9 (14.0) 0.0 (22) clinical mgmt info software
Horsehead Holding (M: ZINC) 3.4 6.9 441 520 36.2 267.2 0.0   zinc-based prods
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (N: BKS) 3.4 14.7 1,332 1,693 3.5 6.5 0.0 (23) bookseller
American Biltrite Inc. (A: ABL) 3.6 nmf 30 21 (1.0) (41.6) 33.7 (34) floor, tape & rubber prods
Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (M: ATNI) 3.6 10.5 381 406 27.9 35.8 23.3 3 telecom servs
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (M: JAKK) 3.6 8.5 514 654 14.3 23.0 14.1 (6) toys & related prods
Novatel Wireless, Inc. (M: NVTL) 3.8 9.1 192 291 60.6 36.1 0.1 (57) wireless broadband sols
VAALCO Energy, Inc. (N: EGY) 3.9 27.9 375 446 30.3 (9.4) 3.5 46 oil & natural gas
North American Galvanizing (M: NGA) 3.9 8.6 77 81 35.2 162.1 0.0 (34) coatings holding co
Air T, Inc. (M: AIRT) 3.9 7.0 21 22 6.3 6.0 4.2 14 air cargo servs
Dynacq Healthcare, Inc. (M: DYII) 3.9 8.5 71 95 3.0 40.9 0.7 216 hospital holding co
AutoNation, Inc. (N: AN) 3.9 7.5 4,603 2,939 (1.3) 0.0 47.7 (22) auto retailer
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (M: CALM) 4.0 6.0 814 798 1.5 (17.2) 36.1 175 prods & mkts shell eggs
LoJack Corporation (M: LOJN) 4.0 11.3 136 170 15.2 20.9 20.8 (53) recovers stolen vehicles
SL Industries, Inc. (A: SLI) 4.0 7.2 79 74 19.1 17.8 9.7 (24) power electronics
Grey Wolf, Inc. (A: GW) 4.0 11.6 1,380 1,391 28.8 170.3 39.8 1 land drilling servs
Sears Holdings Corp. (M: SHLD) 4.0 16.2 13,952 12,564 36.7 (19.7) 24.4 (47) department store holding co
RadioShack Corp. (N: RSH) 4.1 9.1 1,988 2,077 (4.2) (5.8) 43.6 (48) retail consumer electronics
ViroPharma Inc. (M: VPHM) 4.1 8.1 557 632 108.8 54.1 48.3 (39) biopharmaceuticals
Valero Energy Corp. (N: VLO) 4.1 7.4 30,638 25,595 20.4 33.2 35.5 (34) gas & fuel refiner
Canterbury Park Holding (A: ECP) 4.2 13.4 27 34 (0.9) (12.3) 0.0 (42) pari-mutuel wagering oper
Build-A-Bear Workshop (N: BBW) 4.3 8.7 137 178 16.3 35.7 0.0 (69) interactive retail experience
Werner Enterprises, Inc. (M: WERN) 4.3 20.2 1,243 1,321 7.3 (1.9) 0.0 0 truckload transportation
Exchange Key: A=American Stock Exchange; M=NASDAQ; N=New York Stock Exchange.
Source: AAII's
Stock Investor Pro, Reuters Research, Inc., and I/B/E/S. Data as of 5/16/2008.