Forecasting ecommerce multiples at exit
The Equity Kicker
DECEMBER 2, 2015
1-800 Flowers, meanwhile is valued at 0.6x revenues because growth is much lower – forecast at 5-7% next year, and their EBITDA margin is 8%. At the end of the day a business is worth the net present value of future cash flows, EBITDA is a good proxy for cashflows, and future EBITDA is a function of revenues today, revenue growth and EBITDA margin. Mahesh Vellanki from Redpoint put up an interesting post yesterday about ecommerce valuations.