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Glossary

Glossary

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Book Value Book Value is the value of an asset as carried on a company’s balance sheet.
Capital Expenditure (capex) Capital Expenditure (capex) is the amount spent to acquire or upgrade productive assets in order to increase the capacity or efficiency of a company for more than one accounting period.
Compounder “Compounder” is a reference to companies believed to be able to consistently compound shareholder wealth.
Derivative A derivative is a contract between two or more parties whose value is based on an agreed-upon underlying financial asset or set of assets.
Discount Rate Discount rate refers to the interest rate used in discounted cash flow analysis.
Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Discounted cash flow (DCF) is a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of an investment opportunity. DCF analysis uses future free cash flow projections and discounts them to arrive at a present value estimate, which is used to evaluate the potential for investment.
EBITDA EBITDA is a company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.
Economic Moat An economic moat refers to a business' ability to maintain competitive advantages over its competitors in order to protect its long-term profits and market share from competing firms.
Enterprise Value (EV) Enterprise value (EV) is a company’s market capitalization plus debt, minority interest and preferred shares, and less total cash and cash equivalents.
Enterprise Value to Sales (EV/sales) Enterprise value to sales (EV/sales), is a valuation measure that compares a company’s enterprise value to the company’s sales.
Free Cash Flow (FCF) Free Cash Flow (FCF) is a measure of a company’s ability to generate the cash flow necessary to maintain operations. Generally, it is calculated as operating cash flow minus capital expenditures.
Free Cash Flow Yield (FCF Yield) Free Cash Flow Yield (FCF Yield) equals a company’s free cash flow per share divided by the current market price per share.
FX FX is an abbreviation for foreign currency.
M&A M&A stands for mergers and acquisitions.
Margin of Safety “Margin of Safety” is a reference to the difference between a stock’s market price and Southeastern’s calculated appraisal value. It is not a guarantee of investment performance or returns.
Operating Income (OI) Operating income (OI) is the income from a company’s primary business operations, excluding extraordinary income and expenses. It is also referred to as earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT).
P/E Premium P/E Premium is the amount a stock’s Price/Earnings ratio exceeds that of another stock or average of a group of stocks.
Price / Earnings (P/E) Price / Earnings (P/E) is the ratio of a company’s share price compared to its earnings per share, expressed as a number or as a multiple of earnings per share (P/E multiple).
Private Market Value (PMV) Private market value (PMV) is the break-up market value of all divisions of a company if divisions were each independent and established their own market stock prices.
Quant power “Quant power” is a reference to quantitative investment strategies, which analyze historical data and use developed algorithms to assist in making investment decisions.
Return on Equity (ROE) Return on equity (ROE) is a measure of profitability that calculates how many dollars of profit a company generates with each dollar of shareholders' equity.
Spin Off A spin off is a type of corporate action where a company "splits off" sections as a separate business.
Terminal value Terminal value is the sum of all cash flows from an investment beyond a forecast period based on a specified rate of return.
Working Capital Working capital is the amount of current assets minus the amount of current liabilities as of a specific date.